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For the next five weeks, Jay Wolf, the Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will rank the top 10 horses eligible for the 74th edition of the Little Brown Jug to be contested on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Top 10 Little Brown Jug Eligibles 74th Edition on September 19, 2019 Week #2 - August 13, 2018 1. (Last Week #1) Captain Crunch (1:47.2s; $1,267,515) Owner: 3 Brothers Stables (NY), Christina Takter (NJ), Rojan Stables (DE) and Caviart Farms (VA) Trainer: Nancy Johansson Driver: Scott Zeron 2. (Last Week #2) Shake That House (1:47.3s; $450,422) Owners: Crawford Farms Racing (NY), Alan Johnston (NY), and Northfork Racing Stable (PA) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Tyler Buter/Brian Sears 3. (Last Week #4) Best In Show (1:48; $477,657) Owners: Richard Young (FL) and Joanne Young (FL) Trainer: Linda Toscano Driver: Brian Sears/Bob McClure * Is eligible to supplement into the Little Brown Jug for $45,000 4. (Last Week #5) Southwind Ozzi (1:48; $346,249) Owners: Vincent Ali, Jr. (NJ) and Alma Iafelice (NJ) Trainer: Bill MacKenzie Driver: Brian Sears/Tim Tetrick 5. (Last Week #3) Workin Ona Mystery (1:49s; $348,889) Owner: Diamond Creek Racing (PA), Stambaugh Leeman Stable (OH), Alan Keith (OH) and Wingfield Brothers LLC (OH) Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: Tim Tetrick 6. (Last Week #6) American Mercury (1:49.4s; $248,463) Owners: Crawford Farms Racing (NY), Northfork Racing Stable (PA), Chuck Pompey (PA) and Scott Bice (ON) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Tyler Buter 7. (Last Week #9) Semi Tough (1:50.3f; $367,240) Owner: Burke Racing Stable LLC (PA), Frank Baldachino (NJ), J&T Silva- Purnel & Libby (FL) and Weaver Bruscemi LLC (PA) Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Matt Kakaley 8. (Last Week #NR) Captain Victorious (1:48.3f; $348,771) Owners: The Captain V Stable (PA) Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Yannick Gingras 9. (Last Week #7) Stag Party (1:50.2; $335,660) Owner: John Fielding (ON), Mac Nichol (ON), McKinlay & Fielding (ON) and West Wins Stable (ON) Trainer: Casie Coleman Driver: Jonathan Drury 10. (Last Week #NR) De Los Cielos Deo (Q1:48.4; $249,880) Owners: Burke Racing Stable LLC (PA), Larry Karr (NJ), J&T Silva- Purnel & Libby (FL) and Weaver Bruscemi LLC (PA) Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Yannick Gingras Upcoming Events August 15 The Red Mile Kentucky Sire Stakes Leg August 16 Harrah's Hoosier Park Indiana Sire Stakes Leg August 18 Georgian Downs Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Leg August 18 Tioga Downs Empire Breeders Championship Final by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

Triple Hall of Fame trainer, Jimmy Takter, has been selected as the 35th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame Honoree by the Delaware County Fair. Takter, 58, won the 2006 Little Brown Jug with Mr Feelgood and the 2008 Jugette with Good News Lady. On the trotting side, he won six Buckette titles, three Standardbred's and two Old Oaken Buckets. He trained four USHWA 'Horses of the Year" - Always B Miki (2016); Moni Maker (1999 & 1998) and Malabar Man (1997) - and was named the United States Harness Writers' Glen Garnsey Trainer of the Year Award six times. He is a member of the United States Harness Racing Hall of Fame (2012), the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (2019) and the Hall of Fame at the Nordic Trot Museum (2019) in his native Sweden. Takter retired from training at the end of 2018. He is credited with 9,972 starts, 2,157 wins and earnings of $130,132,900. It should be noted that the United States Trotting Association started keeping trainer records in 1991. Takter will be presented the Wall of Fame jacket and wall plaque during the 2019 Little Brown Jug week (September 15-19). by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

For the next six weeks, Jay Wolf, the Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will rank the top 10 horses eligible for the 74th edition of the Little Brown Jug to be contested on Thursday, September 19, 2019.   Top 10 Little Brown Jug Eligibles 74th Edition on September 19, 2019 Week #1 - August 6, 2018 1. Captain Crunch (1:47.2s; $1,267,515) Owner: 3 Brothers Stables (NY), Christina Takter (NJ), Rojan Stables (DE) and Caviart Farms (VA) Trainer: Nancy Johansson Driver: Scott Zeron 2. Shake That House (1:47.3s; $447,297) Owners: Crawford Farms Racing (NY), Alan Johnston (NY), and Northfork Racing Stable (PA) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Tyler Buter/Brian Sears 3. Workin Ona Mystery (1:49s; $348,889) Owner: Diamond Creek Racing (PA), Stambaugh Leeman Stable (OH), Alan Keith (OH) and Wingfield Brothers LLC (OH) Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: Tim Tetrick 4. Best In Show (1:48; $477,657) Owners: Richard Young (FL) and Joanne Young (FL) Trainer: Linda Toscano Driver: Brian Sears/Bob McClure * Is eligible to supplement into the Little Brown Jug for $45,000 5. Southwind Ozzi (1:48; $326,249) Owners: Vincent Ali, Jr. (NJ) and Alma Iafelice (NJ) Trainer: Bill MacKenzie Driver: Brian Sears/Tim Tetrick 6. American Mercury (1:49.4s; $248,463) Owners: Crawford Farms Racing (NY), Northfork Racing Stable (PA), Chuck Pompey (PA) and Scott Bice (ON) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Tyler Buter 7. Stag Party (1:50.2; $335,660) Owner: John Fielding (ON), Mac Nichol (ON), McKinlay & Fielding (ON) and West Wins Stable (ON) Trainer: Casie Coleman Driver: Jonathan Drury 8. Escapetothebeach (1:51.2f; $303,657) Owners: Alagna and Inthegym (NJ), Joe Sbrocco (OH), Robert Leblanc (TX) and W J Donovan (FL) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Tim Tetrick 9. Semi Tough (1:51.1f; $360,740) Owner: Burke Racing Stable LLC (PA), Frank Baldachino (NJ), J&T Silva- Purnel & Libby (FL) and Weaver Bruscemi LLC (PA) Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Matt Kakaley 10. Wild Wild Western (1:51.2f; $147,342) Owners: Jacobs Creek Racing LLC (PA), Andrew Altobelli (PA) and John Deters (MI) Trainer: Norm Parker Driver: Mike Wilder Upcoming Events August 10 Nfld Carl Milstein Memorial August 11 TgDn Empire Breeders Championship Eliminations by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

DELAWARE, OH--Sustaining payments for the sophomore classics Little Brown Jug (3-year-old colt pace), Jugette (3-year-old filly pace), Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old open trot) and the Buckette (3-year-old filly trot) are due February 15. These payments are for foals of 2016. The Little Brown Jug and Old Oaken Bucket will be raced Thursday, September 19 and the Jugette and Buckette on Wednesday, September 18. The 2019 Delaware Grand Circuit meet will continue to feature five days of racing (Sunday, September 15 through Thursday, September 19). Monday's card will have a special 3:00 PM post. Sunday and Tuesday will go postward at 1:00 PM. The Jugette and Jug cards will retain their traditional 11:00 AM start time. For payment amounts and more information, please visit www.littlebrownjug.com/racing/horsemen.cfm. Make checks payable and send all entries to: The Delaware County Fair, Tom Wright, P.O. Box 1560, Powell, OH 43065. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

Delaware, OH - Courtly Choice and David Miller rebounded from a potentially damaging break in the first heat and got up in the shadow of the wire in the second to win the $642,000 Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horseman's Association, Thursday evening at the Delaware County Fair. When the field of seven hanress racing pacers were sent on their way for the $436,560 final heat, the first elimination winner Lather Up (Montrell Teague) left from post two and outsprinted the second elimination winner Dorsoduro Hanover into the first turn and controlled the fractions of :27, :54 4/5 and 1:21 2/5. Coming down the lane for the final time, Lather Up looked like the champ, but weakened in the lane allowing Courtly Choice to win by a neck in a four horse photo finish in 1:49 4/5. In the final print, Dorsoduro Hanover rallied for second. Lather Up finished third and Hayden Hanover fourth. The three-year-old son of Art Major is trained by Blake MacIntosh and owned by Hutt Racing Stable, Mac & Heim Stables, Daniel Piouffe and Touch Stone Farms. With his fifth Jug victory, David Miller joins William Haughton and Mike Lachance with the most driver titles. "The first heat he raced great, but I felt horrible," noted Miller. "The only way to make it better was to win." "He puts up a big fight. He's game. I give him a lot of credit." The second elimination was action packed from the start. Courtly Choice made a costly break in stride and was last in the field of six. Andy Miller sent Hayden Hanover to the early lead pass the quarter in :26 2/5. The "triple crown" contender, Stay Hungry (Doug McNair) took command before the half mile in :55. Miller sent Courtly Choice three wide down the backstretch and was in contention at the three-quarters in 1:22 4/5. As the field turned for home Stay Hungry stayed strong and crossed the line ¾ of a length ahead of the late charging Dorsoduro Hanover (Matt Kakaley) and Courtly Choice. To see the final heat race video click here. Before the connections made it to the winners circle, the 'inquiry' sign was posted for possible interference between Stay Hungry and Dorsoduro Hanover in the first turn. After a lengthy review, Dorsoduro Hanover (timed in 1:51) was placed the winner and Stay Hungry was disqualified and placed fourth. Courtly Choice and Hayden Hanover also qualified for the final. Stay Hungry was later scratched from the second heat. In the first $102,720 elimination, Lather Up protected his rail position and led the field of seven through the into the first turn and past the opening quarter in :27. Done Well was the first to challenge when Tim Tetrick came to the outside before the half in :55 3/5. This Is The Plan, who sat second for the entire mile, put forward a late effort, but Lather Up used a :26 4/5 last quarter to cross the line in 1:49 3/5. This Is The Plan was second, 1 ½ lengths back. Babes Dig Me (Brett Miller) and Done Well finished third and fourth to advance to the final. Originally, Courtly Choice was ineligible for the 73rd LBJ, but his connections elected to pay the $45,000 supplemental entry fee after winning the $701,830 Meadowlands Pace Final on July 14. With the winner's share, Courtly Choice now sports $952,704 on his career earnings card. $111,075 Old Oaken Bucket I'm Your Captain (Andy Miller) used a four wide move around the final turn to defeat Hill Street (Yannick Gingras) and Maxus (Jimmy Takter) to take the Old Oaken Bucket in 1:55 2/5. The pacesetting Treasure Tee (Trevor Henry) faded to fourth. I'm You Captain is owned by Andy Miller Stable and Black Horse Racing and trained by Julie Miller. The Muscle Hill colt has won four out his last seven starts. $107,000 Ms. Versatility Trot Final David Miller and Broadway Donna used a perfect second over trip and defeated NF Happenstance (Jack Parker, Jr.) by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:53 1/5. Ice Attraction (Yannick Gingras) was third, another two lengths behind. Broadway Donna is trained by Jim Campbell and has amassed $1.4 million for Fashion Farms. $40,418 Standardbred Colt Pace Workin Ona Mystery (Tim Tetrick) defeated stablemate Air Force Hanover (David Miller) in 1:50 3/5 to take the freshman colt pace. The field raced in post-position order through the first three quarters of the mile in :27, :54 3/5 and 1:22 2/5. Tetrick tipped the eventual winner off the rail and cruised home in :28 1/5 to establish a new lifetime mark and remains undefeated in three career starts. The Captaintreacherous colt is conditioned by Brian Brown for Jim Stambaugh, Alan Keith, Milton Leeman and the Wingfield Brothers. $48,218 Standardbred Colt Trot Prospect Hill (Andy Miller) took the lead as the field approached the half mile station and never looked back to win the $48,218 Standardbred by 2 ½ lengths over Final Claim (Mike Wilder) in 1:55 1/5. The son of Muscle Hill has won seven of nine seasonal starts for Stroy Inc. and trainer Julie Miller. $111,554 Ohio Breeders Championship Three-Year-Old Colt Pace Rockathon (David Miller) took the opening division in 1:52 over Slick Mick (Tim Tetrick) and Born To Be Bad (Andy Miller). Trainer Kimberly Dailey and Carl & Melanie Atley own the gelded son of Pet Rock who has pushed his career earnings to $338,615. The second $55,777 division went to the heavily favored Bounding Dragon and Dan Noble in 1:51. The winner went gate to wire for owners Alan Keith and Melanie Atley and trainer Mike Roth. The ultra-consistent Bounding Dragon has finished in the top two places eleven times this season. $133,906 Ohio Breeders Championship Two-Year-Old Colt Pace Rock Candy (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) went gate to wire to win the opening division in a stakes record 1:51 3/5. The Pet Rock gelding is owned by Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco and Richard Lombardo. Trainer Brian Brown returned to the winner's circle in the second $66,953 division with Dislocator (Chris Page). Joelyn Ridder, Scott Davis, Sharron Sopronyi and VIP Internet Stable own the Big Bad John colt who defeated Seattle Hanover (Matt Kakaley) and Authentic Hanover (Tyler Smith) in 1:54 4/5. $111,704 Ohio Breeders Championship Three-Year-Old Filly Pace Baron Remy (Chris Page) and McVenus (Trace Tetrick) took the two $55,852 divisions in 1:53 and 1:52 2/5 respectively. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

$82,200 Buckette Filly Trot Ohio bred Looking For Zelda (Matt Kakaley) capitalized on a break in stride by the leader Bella Glos (Yannick Gingras) and won the three-year-old filly trot over Kenziesky Hanover (David Miller). Bella Glos led the field past the first three quarters of the mile, but made a costly break in the final turn. Looking For Zelda, who was sitting second, inherited the lead and held off a closing Kenziesky Hanover in 1:54 4/5. The Break The Bank K lass is conditioned by Norm Parker for Robert J. Key. Looking For Zelda is nearing $400,000 in career earnings after she won for the twelfth time in 22 career starts. $39,318 Standardbred Filly Pace Dragonfly (Aaron Merriman) and Pretty And Fast (Yannick Gingras) battled through the lane, but Dragonfly stuck a nose in front in the shadow of the wire to score a mild upset in the $39,318 Standardbred pace in 1:55 1/5. The Dragon Again lass is co-owned by trainer Chris McGuire, Brian Carsey and John McGill. Dragonfly paid $16.40 to win. $40,918 Standardbred Filly Trot Nomo Volo made easy work of the compact field of five in the $40,918 Standardbred Trot for freshman females. Driver Yannick Gingras sent the daughter of Explosive Matter for the early lead and went gate-to-wire in a lifetime best 1:56 4/5. Summit City Swan (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) and Keystone Abbey (Aaron Merriman) were second and third. Jeff Edwards trains for D. L. Dennis, F. A. Wilson and Dolne FM Services. $127,800 (div.) OBC Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Only Take Cash became the latest member of the "Ohio Triple Crown" club with her win in the 2nd division of the OBC for freshmen filly trotters. See Me Sparkle (Jim Pantaleano) and Only Take Cash (Aaron Merriman) battled down the backstretch, but See Me Sparkle made a break in stride and Only Take Cash cruised to a 1 3/4 length win over a pair of Chris Beaver trainees, Stone In Love (Chris Page) and Pure Country (David Miller) in 1:56 2/5. The Cash Hall filly is owned by the Robert McIntosh Stables, Dave A. Boyle and Mardon Stables and trained by the Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh. Only Take Cash won the Ohio State Fair and Ohio Sires Stake Championship earlier in the year. The first division went to Vivi D (Kyle Ater) in a stakes record 1:56 1/5. The Broadway Hall filly is owned by Kirk Nichols and trainer Dan Ater. Bella's Rose Power (Aaron Merriman) was 2 1/4 lengths behind the winner and Aunt Rose (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) finished third another two lengths behind. $106,200 (div.) OBC Three-Year-Old Colt Trot Mission Accepted returned to his winning ways in the first division when he defeated Pass The Vape (Dereck Watiker) and Dontforgetmaster (Josh Sutton) in a stakes record 1:54 2/5. The Manofmanymissions colt started the season four-for-four, but was held winless in his last five until today's score. With the win, Mission Accepted has pushed his career earnings to $314,524 for Knox Services Inc., trainer Jeff Cox and David Wills. In the second $53,100 division, Aaron Merriman piloted Rising MVP to a gate-to-wire win in 1:54 4/5. MVP Luke (Dan Noble) was second and Sand Cash (Chris Page) was third. Susan Daugherty owns the My MVP gelding who won his 15th in thirty career starts. $15,000 (div.) OBC Aged Trot Party At The Banks (Chris Page) got up in the final strides to collar the pacesetting A Tc Queenie (Dan Noble) to take the first division. The final time of 1:53 4/5 established a new stakes record. The old record was established by A Tc Queenie last season. Party At The Banks, a Break The Bank K mare, is owned by Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi. In the second $7,500 division, Jailhouse Sam and driver/trainer Hugh Beatty, Jr. took the lead from Full Surge (Tim Tetrick) in the final turn and cruised home in 1:54. Rose Run Sydney (David Miller) was second and The Next Triumph (Yannick Gingras) was third. The four-year old Victory Sam gelding is owned by Casey Clemens of Malta, Ohio. The 22 race Jug Day Card on Thursday will begin at 11:00 AM. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

Delaware, OH - The $129,706 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old colt trotters highlighted the Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fair. Delaware's all-time leading driver David Miller made his presence known early this week when he piloted Pattis Main Man to victory in the first division. Pattis Main Man led gate-to-wire, but had to hold off a late rush by the bettor's choice, Wittyville (Chris Page) by a neck in 1:56 3/5. The freshman son of Manofmanymissions is owned and trained by Mike Sowers of McArthur, Ohio. Pattis Main Man was bred by Midland Acres and has five wins on the season. Never Say Uncle (Aaron Merriman) and Rose Run Urban (Peter Wrenn) completed the superfecta. With the win, David Miller increased his all-time win total at Delaware to 224. In the second $64,853 division, Kayne Kauffman used a patient drive with Cumberland Gap to win in 1:57 1/5. When the gate wing opened, Oh So Pine (Dan Noble) and Cumberland Gap battled for the early lead. The eventual winner yielded to Oh So Pine through the opening fractions of :28 2/5 and :58 2/5. Cumberland Gap took the lead just before the ¾ mile pole in 1:27 3/5. Oh So Pine tried to rally one more time in the lane but came up a ½ length short. Cumberland Gap won for the sixth time in 11 seasonal starts for owner/trainer Renee Bauslaugh of Delaware, Ohio and breeder Charles Stillings of DeLeon Springs, Florida. The final time equaled the Wishing Stone colt's lifetime mark. The 20 race Jugette Day card on Wednesday will kick off at 11:00 AM. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

Delaware, OH - Ohio-bred champion Lather Up and supplemental entry Courtly Choice, drew the coveted rail positions in their eliminations for the $642,000 Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, to be held Thursday, September 20th at the Delaware County Fair. Lather Up is a homebred son of I'm Gorgeous and has won $738,965 for Gary and Barbara Iles. He has won 14 of 19 career starts including the $760,000 North America Cup and the $275,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Final. Lather Up will be driven by Montrell Teague and is trained by Clyde Francis, the same connections that won the 2015 Little Brown Jug with Wiggle It Jiggleit. Courtly Choice has won nine starts this season and has banked more than $700,000 lifetime. The bay son of Art Major is owned by Huff Racing Stable, Mac & Heim Stables, Daniel Plouffe and Touch Stone Farms. Courtly Choice is conditioned by Blake MacIntosh and driven by the four-time Jug champion David Miller. Courtly Choice was not Jug eligible, but thanks to his win in the $701,830 Meadowlands Pace his connections could pay the $45,000 supplemental payment. Drawing post #4 in the second elimination is Stay Hungry, who is looking to become the 11th horse to win pacing's "Triple Crown." It has been 15 years since No Pan Intended accomplished this feat. The Sombeachsomewhere - My Little Dragon colt has won $1.1 million, including the $281,000 Cane Pace and the $500,000 Messenger Stake. Stay Hungry is owned by Bradley Grant and the Estate of Irwin Samelman, trained by Tony Alagna and will be piloted by Doug McNair. The first four finishers in the $102,720 eliminations will return for the second heat. The winner of the $436,560 final heat will be declared the 73rd Jug champion. The complete Little Brown Jug field and announced drivers: $102,720 - 1st Elimination (first four finishers return for second heat) PP - Horse (Driver/Trainer) 1. Lather Up (Montrell Teague/Clyde Francis) 2. This Is The Plan (Andrew McCarthy/Chris Ryder) 3. Babes Dig Me (Yannick Gingras/Tony Alagna) 4. Done Well (Tim Tetrick/Brian Brown) 5. Key Advisor (Chris Page/Tony Alagna) 6. Nutcracker Sweet (Jordan Stratton/Jimmy Takter) 7. Wes Delight (Yannick Gingras/Chris Oakes) $102,720 - 2nd Elimination (first four finishers return for second heat) PP - Horse (Driver/Trainer) 1. Courtly Choice (David Miller/Blake MacIntosh) 2. Hayden Hanover (Andy Miller/Julie Miller) 3. Hitman Hill (Brett Miller/Chris Oakes) 4. Stay Hungry (Doug McNair/Tony Alagna) 5. Dorsoduro Hanover (Matt Kakaley/Ron Burke) 6. Decoy (Jimmy Takter/Jimmy Takter) $436,560 - 2nd Heat Post time for the Thursday card will be 11:00 AM. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

Fans at the Delaware County Fair will get a couple of unique opportunities to see, and possibly sit behind, Foiled Again, the richest Standardbred of all-time, as a part of the gelding's "Farewell Tour." With more than $7.5 million in career earnings and 103 career wins, the 14-year-old Foiled Again is currently in his final season of racing. Fans can "meet and greet" the champion on Wednesday (10:00 - 11:30 AM) and Thursday (10:00 - 12:00 PM) in the Little Brown Jug Barn. On Wednesday afternoon, trainer Ron Burke will train Foiled Again during the Jugette day card in preparation for his next start (September 21 at Batavia Downs). Foiled Again and one lucky bidder will lead the post parade for the first heat of the Little Brown Jug on Thursday. Bidding will be conducted during the Pre-Jug Party charity auction Wednesday evening. Patrons not in attendance can bid by visiting www.wedocharityauctions.net/PreJugParty. Foiled Again is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi (Mark Weaver and Mike Bruscemi) and JJK Stables (Joe and Kevin Koury).   Jay Wolf

Delaware, Ohio based trainer Brian Brown was holding all the cards in the $120,900 Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman filly pacers taking three of the top four places, including the top two finishers, Carmen Ohio and High Reward. When the starting gate released the field of eight, driver Ryan Stahl sent Carmen Ohio for the lead from post #1. Stablemate High Reward (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) was also sent for the lead, but had to overcome post 6. Carmen Ohio and High Reward traded the lead through the opening quarters of :28 2/5 and :59 1/5. Stahl quickened the pace in the third quarter in :1:27 3/5. Wrenn popped out of the pocket and tried to collar the leader but came up a neck short in 1:55 1/5. The Panderosa filly is owned by Milton Leeman, Steve Manning, Brent Meizlish & William Calvert. Sugar And Spite (Tyler Smith) took the third spot from another Brown trainee Ni Me Bonita (Dan Noble). In the $12,800 OBC Aged Pace, Docdor Friskie and Tyler Smith led gate to wire to win by a length over the pocket sitting Barley Up (Chris Page) in a stakes record 1:51 4/5. Docdor Friskie is the 5-year-old Feelin Friskie gelding is owned by Miller Racing Stable of Greenville, OH. In My Dream (Brady Galliers) took the fastest of the three divisions of the $15,000 Buckeye Stallion Series for sophomore colt trotters in a lifetime best 1:55 1/5. In My Dream is a Winning Fireworks gelding owned by Galliers Racing of Defiance, OH. Secret Pro (Hugh Beatty) and Fleet Cessna (Dan Noble) took the other two divisions in 1:57 1/5 and 1:57 respectively. The pair of divisions of the Buckeye Stallion Series for three-year-old filly trotters were also contested. Infrontandforgetit (Dan Noble) scored in 1:56 1/5. In the second division, Cindi Hall (Aaron Merriman) was placed the winner after Kellie's MVP (Ray Paver) was disqualified for interference in the first turn. Stephen Oldford representing the Delvin Miller Amateur Drivers Association won the Tim Fouts Memorial Driving Championship. Oldford drove Arch Hanover to a 1:57 score over H-And-N Dho Hailey (Mariah Wright) and Badger Quinn (Alesha Binkley). The Fouts Memorial brings together representatives from amateur drivers clubs from across the country. The Billings Amateur Trot divisions went to I'll Tell You What (Richard Roach) and Sebiskit Bluegrass (Joey Putnam) in matching 1:59 2/5 miles. Monday's 14 race card will start at 3:00 PM, with the simulcast program on the air at 2:30 PM. Monday features $101,700 Ohio Breeders Championship for sophomore trotting fillies and a $5,000 guaranteed Pick 4 (races 8-11).   Jay Wolf

Youaremycandygirl, winner of fifteen of 22 career races, headlines a field of eight filly pacers in the $230,700 Jugette on Wednesday, September 19th at the Delaware County Fair. The fillies will race one heat to determine the Jugette champion. The daughter of American Ideal owns a lifetime mark of 1:48 2/5 and has earned $1,263,536. The Ron Burke trainee will leave from post #3 and will be piloted by Yannick Gingras for owner W. J. Donovan. She was the 207 Breeders Crown champion and in 2018 won the $270,425 Empire Breeders Classic and the $96,600 Shady Daisy. The main challenge to Youaremycandygirl should come from Alexa's Power from post #5. The Somebeachsomewhere lass has earned $405,195 for Jeffrey and Michael Snyder and trainer Jim Campbell. The ultra-consistent Alexa's Power has finished on the board in 11 straight races and will be piloted by Trace Tetrick. Post time for the Wednesday card at the Delaware County Fair will be 11:00 AM. The simulcast program will start at 10:30 AM. Post positions for the $230,700 Jugette PP - Horse (Driver/Trainer) 1. Strong Opinion (Chris Page/Ron Burke) 2. Sansovina Hanover (Matt Kakaley/Ron Burke) 3. Youaremycandygirl (Yannick Gingras/Ron Burke) 4. E Dee's Well Said (Jim Pantaleano/Christen Pantaleano) 5. Alexa's Power (Trace Tetrick/Jim Campbell) 6. Sidewalk Dancer (Scott Zeron/Chris Oakes) 7. Solitary (Brett Miller/Nick Surick) 8. Aldine Hanover (Marcus Miller/Erv Miller) by Jau Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug    

Cindi Johnson, the recently retired award winning outrider, will be honored as the 2018 Lady Pace Honoree and Gary King and William "Bill" Cawley, a pair of long-time fair employees, will be honored as the Joseph Neville Memorial Award Recipients by the Delaware County Fair. Johnson started as an outrider in 1997 at Florida's Pompano Park. She moved to Ohio in 2003 and started working at Ohio tracks. She served as the Delaware outrider from 2007 through 2017, Unnoticed by many until an accident occurs, an outrider assists the drivers and trainers on the track prior to and sometimes during the races. Johnson was considered by many to be the finest outrider. She was honored by the United States Harness Writers Association with their LeeAnne Pooler Unsung Hero Award in 2010. The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association honored Johnson with a special award in 2017. Johnson retired in 2017 along with her horse and partner of 17 years, Beau. Gary King was a long-time realtor and broker for his own company, King Realty since 1971. He had a lifelong love of horses and for many years he was the "Stallman" during Little Brown Jug week. Gary and his wife also announced the All Horse Parade. Bill Cawley was a life-long supporter of the Delaware County Fair and The Little Brown Jug and worked in the Log Cabin for 20 years. Professionally, he worked over 20 years as Store Manager for Woodhouse Lynch and went on to found his own business, Cawley Clothiers. King died on March 28, 2018 at the age of 73 and Cawley passed away on January 3, 2018 at the age of 74. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

The entry box for the 73rd Little Brown Jug will remain open until Monday (September 17) at 10:00 AM. The condition sheet on the USTA website listed the Little Brown Jug, with the other races scheduled to be conducted on Thursday, September 20, as having a "three-day box." "We have a unique situation where our largest stakes events, the Little Brown Jug and Jugette, have a five-day-box and the remaining events with a three-day box," noted Tom Wright, Director of Racing. "We want to make 100% sure everyone had access to the same information before they entered their horse. We are sorry for the delay, but we felt this decision was in the best interest of the horsemen." The retention barn rules will not be impacted. The Jug horses will be required to be on the grounds Tuesday, September 18 by 12:00 noon. Questions and concerns should be directed to the Log Cabin by calling (740) 363-6000. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

The entry box of the 48th Jugette will remain open until Sunday (September 16) at 10:00 AM. Race officials discovered that the entry information on a website contained conflicting information. "In an overabundance of caution, we want to make sure no horsemen were using the conflicting information to make their entires. Therefore, we are going to use a three day box for this year's Jugette," noted Tom Wright, Director of Racing. The 73rd Little Brown Jug will remain in a five day box and entries must be received by Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 AM. Questions and concerns should directed to the Log Cabin by calling (740) 363-6000. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

The Delaware County Fair will be simulcasting the harness racing action all five days of the 2018 meet. Dave Brower will host the simulcast television broadcast on Sunday (First post 1:00 PM) and Monday (3:00 PM). Dave Bianconi and Wendy Ross will join Brower for the Tuesday (1:00 PM), Wednesday (11:00 AM) and Thursday (11:00 AM) coverage. Announcers Roger Huston and Jason Settlemoir will provide addition race analysis during the week. The simulcast show will begin 30 minutes before the first race post each day. The Delaware County Fair will race from Sunday, September 16th through Thursday, September 20th. Over the next few weeks, Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will be ranking the top 10 contenders for the 73rd edition of the pacing classic. Top 10 Little Brown Jug Contenders 73rd Edition on September 20, 2018 Final Week - September 12, 2018 1. (Last Week #2) Lather Up (1:48.1s; $738,965) Owner: Gary & Barbara Iles (DE) Trainer: Clyde Francis Driver: Montrell Teague 2. (Last Week #1) Courtly Choice (1:47.1; $708,744) Owners: Hutt Racing Stable (PA), Mac and Heim Stables (ON), Daniel Plouffe (QC) & Touch Stone Farms (ON) Trainer: Blake Macintosh Driver: James MacDonald/David Miller * Is eligible to supplement into the Little Brown Jug for $45,000 3. (Last Week #3) Stay Hungry (1:47.3; $1,185,742) Owners: Bradley Grant (ON) & Irwin Samelman Estate (NV) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Doug McNair 4. (Last Week #4) Dorsoduro Hanover (1:49.4f; $762,606) Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Silva Prunel & Libby (FL), Weaver Bruscemi (PA) and Wingfield Five (OH) Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Matt Kakaley 5. (Last Week #6) Hitman Hill (1:49.3f; $356,720) Owners: Tom Hill (ON) & Northfork Racing Stable (PA) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Brett Miller 6. (Last Week #5) American History (1:47; $347,285) Owner: Brittany Farms (KY), Marvin Katz (ON) & American History Racing (KY) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Yannick Gingras 7. (Last Week #7) Babes Dig Me (1:52.2h; $238,853) Owners: Bradley Grant (ON), Joe Sbrocco (OH), Robert Leblanc (TX) and In The Gym Partners (NY) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: George Brennan 8. (Last Week #8) Nutcracker Sweet (1:50.2; $370,484) Owner: Howard Taylor (PA), Order By Stable (SD) & Richard Lombardo (OH) Trainer: Jimmy Takter Driver: Brian Sears 9. (Last Week #9) Done Well (1:51f; $371,762) Owners: : James Stambaugh (OH), Wingfield Brothers (OH), Milton Leeman (OH) & Alan Keith (OH) Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: Scott Zeron/Tim Tetrick/Joe Bongiorno 10. (Last Week #10) Wes Delight (1:50.2f; $311,930) Owner: Crawofrd Farms Racing (NY) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Corey Callahan Upcoming Events Sept 5 Btva $39,200 New York Sire Stake Leg Ghost Dance Rockapelo Lyons Steel 1:52.0 Sept 5 Btva $39,200 New York Sire Stake Leg Ideal Feeling My Delight Ostro Hanover 1:52.0 Sept 5 Btva $39,200 New York Sire Stake Leg Mach N Cheese Hitman Hill Springsteen 1:53.4 Sept 7 Hop $20,000 Indiana Sire Stake Elim Shnitzledosomethin Jims Perfect Ten Rockinbeach 1:50.4 Sept 7 Hop $20,000 Indiana Sire Stake Elim On Duty Just N Ace Rockin Speed 1:51.2 Sept 8 ScD $275,000 Ohio Sire Stake Final Lather Up Rockathon Seeing Eye Signal 1:49.3 Sept 8 Wdbs $83,342 Simcoe Stakes The Downtown Bus Torrin Hanover Babes Dig Me 1:50.2 Sept 8 Wdbs $83,342 Simcoe Stakes Stay Hungry Backstreet Shadow Hidden Delight 1:49.3 Sept 10 Lex $30,000 Kentucky Sire Stake Leg American History Grand Teton Rush To Judgement 1:49.0 Italics - Jug Eligible by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug        

Lather Up and Courtly Choice are the top choices in the Little Brown Jug Future Pool #1. Lather Up has been tapped the 3-1 favorite based on his recent win in the $275,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Final in track record 1:49 3/5 over the sloppy track. The homebred son of I'm Gorgeous has won $738,965 for Gary and Barbara Iles. Lather Up has won 14 of 19 career starts including the $760,000 North America Cup. Lather Up will be driven by Montrell Teague and is trained by Clyde Francis, the same connections that won the 2015 Little Brown Jug with Wiggle It Jiggleit. The 9/2 second pick is Courtly Choice. The bay son of Art Major has won 9 starts this season and has banked more than $700 thousand lifetime. Courtly Choice is owned by Huff Racing Stable, Mac & Heim Stables, Daniel Plouffe and Touch Stone Farms. Courtly Choice was not Jug eligible, but thanks to his win in the $701,830 Meadowlands Pace he is now eligible with a $45,000 supplemental payment. Rounding out the top three is Stay Hungry (6-1), who has a chance to be the 11th horse in history to win the Triple Crown should he win the Little Brown Jug. The Somebeachsomewhere colt won the $281,000 Cane Pace and the $500,000 Messenger Stake. Stay Hungry has earned $1.1 million for Bradley Grant and the Estate of Irwin Samelman. The second future pool will be from Sunday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 19. 2018 Little Brown Jug Future Wagering - Pool #1 HD Horse Final Odds 1. American History 8-1 2. Babes Dig Me 28-1 3. Captain Deo 49-1 4. Courtly Choice 9-2 5. Done Well 7-1 6. Dorsoduro Hanover 9-1 7. Hayden Hanover 14-1 8. Hitman Hill 17-1 9. Lather Up 3-1 10. Nutcracker Sweet 32-1 11. St Lads Neptune 74-1 12. Stay Hungry 6-1 13. This Is The Plan 57-1 14. Wes Delight 14-1 15. Field 18-1 by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

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