Legendary trainer George Teague spoke to Heather Vitale about his lifetime in the business, his promising 2-year-olds, his champions Rainbow Blue, Western Ace, Wiggle It Jiggleit, Lather Up and many more in a wide-arranging and joyful conversation.
by Dave Briggs
HRU’s Virtual Twos in Training series kicked off its 2021 season on Wednesday (Feb. 17) with more than an hour’s worth of joyful conversation between legendary trainer George Teague and Heather Vitale.
The interview, sponsored by the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund covered a broad range of topics and horses from Teague’s career that has already produced two Horse of the Year winners (Rainbow Blue in 2004 and Wiggle It Jiggleit in 2015).
As to a viewer question about which horse Teague thinks would win a race between his champs Wiggle It Jiggleit, Lather Up, Rainbow Blue, Southwind Lynx and Total Truth? The answer may surprise you.
The next Virtual Twos in Training interview will feature trainer Jack Darling being interviewed by Jaimi MacDonald live on our YouTube and Facebook pages on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. (Eastern). That segment will be sponsored, with our thanks, by the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program.
Darling will field a few questions from viewers that comment live via Facebook and also a few that are emailed to HRU in advance of the show. To submit a question in advance, email them before 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday (Feb. 24) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make the subject line: Questions for Jack Darling and please include your full name.