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Top Little Brown Jug contenders

07:44 AM 25 Aug 2017 NZST
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Fear The Dragon
Fear The Dragon
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Delaware, OH --- Over the next few weeks, Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will be ranking the top 10 harness racing contenders for the 72nd edition of the pacing classic.

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1. (Last Week #1) Fear The Dragon (1:48.4s; $1,263,201)
Owner: Emerald Highlands Farm (OH)
Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: David Miller

2. (#2) Downbytheseaside (1:49; $1,263,322)
Owners: Country Club Acres (OH), Joe Sbrocco (OH), Richard M. Lombardo (OH) & Diamond Creek Racing (PA)
Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: Brian Sears
3. (#5) Heaven’s Gait (1:49s; $272,947)
Owner: John R. Cummins (KY)
Trainer: Nicholas DeVita Drivers: David Miller and Jordan Stratton
4. (#9) Filibuster Hanover (1:50f; $291,040)
Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi (PA), Joseph DiScala, Jr. (NY) and J&T Silva Stables (NY)
Trainer: Ron Burke Drivers: Matt Kakaley and Yannick Gingras
5. (#3) Classic Pro (1:51s; $343,898)
Owners: Ian Moore (ON), R G McGroup (NB) and Serge A. Savard (QC)
Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore Driver: Trevor Henry
6. (#8) Miso Fast (1:49.2f; $417,328)
Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi (PA), Our Horse Cents Stable (PA) and J&T Silva Stables (NY)
Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Matt Kakaley
7. (#6) Blood Line (1:50.3f; $231,239)
Owner: Diamond Creek Racing (PA)
Trainer: Jimmy Takter Driver: Mark MacDonald
8. (#4) Funknwaffles (1:50.4h; $515,687)
Owner: Crawford Farms Racing (NY)
Trainer: John Butenschoen Driver: Corey Callahan
9. (#7) Chip Walther (1:50.3; $193,444)
Owners: Ervin Miller Stable (PA), Paymaq Racing (IL), Nick Surick Stable (NJ) and Louis A. Willinger (KY)
Trainer: Erv Miller Driver: Marcus Miller
10. (NR) Boogie Shuffle (1:50.3f; $213,543)
Owners: Fox Hollow Farm (PA)
Trainer: Mark Harder Driver: Scott Zeron

by Jay Wolf, publicity director, the Little Brown Jug

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