Delaware, OH purses boosted by OHHA allocation

02:32 AM 01 Jul 2014 NZST
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Big purse increases at Delaware County Fair

The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, with unanimous approval from the Ohio State Racing Commission and Chairman Robert Schmitz, has allocated revenue from the horsemen's video lottery terminal proceeds to the Delaware County Fair for the eight Ohio Breeder's Championship races and The Little Brown Jug.

A total of $240,000 will be divided equally among the eight divisions of the Ohio Breeder's Championships and should bring each OBC event to over $50,000. With the added money the 2014 Little Brown Jug presented by Fazolis purse is expected to be in excess of $650,000.

The Delaware County Fair and the Little Brown Jug are an important part of the Ohio racing landscape and the board is pleased to support the Ohio Breeders Championship and the race meet at the Delaware County Fair, noted Jerry Knappenberger, general manager of the OHHA.

We are very grateful to receive the support of the OHHA and the Ohio State Racing Commission, noted Phil Terry, director of marketing for the Little Brown Jug. We look forward to working with these groups to return Ohio as an industry leader.

The OHHA and the OSRC need to be commended for their commitment to the future of Ohio harness racing, added Tom Wright, president of the Little Brown Jug Society. I appreciate that they see the importance of the Delaware County Fair and the Little Brown Jug, now and in the years to come.

The Delaware County Fair will host harness racing on Sunday, September 14, Tuesday, September 16, Wednesday, September 17 (Jugette Day) and Thursday, September 18 (Little Brown Jug Day).

For more information on the Delaware County Fair or the Little Brown Jug, please visit www.littlebrownjug.com.

by Jay Wolf, for the Delaware County Fair

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