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DELAWARE, OHIO--Two-year-old sustaining payments for the 77th edition of the Little Brown Jug, the 52nd Jugette, the 70th Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old open trot) and the 70th Buckette (3-year-old filly trot) are due March 15. These payments are for foals of 2019 and will be raced in 2022. 2-year-olds not nominated in the May 15, 2020 yearling payment, may be made eligible through a supplemental nomination fee of $400 due on or before the March 15, 2021 payment. This supplemental payment is in addition to the normal March 15 payment. Sustaining payments are also due for the 82nd Standardbred two-year-old colt and filly stakes for foals of 2019 to be raced in 2021. The $1,000,000 est. Ohio Breeders Championships require a single $300 ($100 for the aged events) nomination payment due March 15, 2020 with no further sustaining payments required. Returning to the 2021 Delaware County Fair race schedule are $17,500 legs of the Buckeye Stallion Series. To nominate to the BSS, a $250 nomination fee is due with no further sustaining payments required. The Delaware County Fair is once again pleased to be a part of the Ohio Fair Racing Conference in 2021. The OFRC events require either a $75 nomination fee for just the Delaware County Fair or $420 for all the OFRC events. Nominations for the BSS and ORFC events must be postmarked by March 15, 2021 and sent directly to the Ohio Harness Horseman's Association, 2237 Sonora Drive, Grove City, OH 43123. The five-day Delaware Grand Circuit meet opens Sunday, September 19 and will run through Thursday, September 23. Make checks payable and send all other entries to: The Delaware County Fair, Tom Wright, P.O. Box 1560, Powell, OH 43065. For the latest news, information and nomination forms, please visit the Little Brown Jug website: www.littlebrownjug.com.   March 15 Sustaining Fees: Little Brown Jug No. 77 (3-Year Old Open Pace to be raced in 2022) $500 Jugette No. 52 (3-Year Old Filly Pace to be raced in 2022) $400 Old Oaken Bucket No. 70 (3-Year Old Open Trot to be raced in 2022) $300 Buckette No. 70 (3-Year Old Filly Trot to be raced in 2022) $200 Standardbred No. 82 (2-year-old Colt Pace to be raced in 2021) $400 Standardbred No. 82 (2-year-old Colt Trot to be raced in 2021) $400 Standardbred No. 82 (2-year-old Filly Pace to be raced in 2021) $300 Standardbred No. 82 (2-year-old Filly Trot to be raced in 2021) $300   March 15 Nominating Fees: Ohio Breeders Championships (To be raced in 2021) $300 or $100 Buckeye Stallion Stakes* (To be raced in 2021) $250 Ohio Fair Racing Conference* (2 and 3 Year Old Events to be raced in 2021) $75 or $420 * Send payments to the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association   From Jay Wolf  

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 2018. The sustaining payments are as follows: Little Brown Jug ($750), Jugette ($500), Old Oaken Bucket ($500) and Buckette ($400). The Little Brown Jug and Old Oaken Bucket will be raced Thursday, September 23 and the Jugette and Buckette on Wednesday, September 22. The 2021 Delaware Grand Circuit meet will continue to feature five days of racing (Sunday, September 19 through Thursday, September 23). The Sunday through Tuesday cards willl go postward at 1:00 PM. The Jugette and Jug cards will retain a 12:00 PM start time. For payment forms, please visit www.littlebrownjug.com. 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

The Ohio Chapter will honor Louise and Jay Weller as the recipients of the Winner’s Circle Award for the Ohioan who has achieved outstanding accomplishments in the past year; Chris Presley as the Peter Haughton Memorial Award winner as the young Ohioan who is an “up-and-coming” star among harness racing horsemen; Jim Dailey into the Immortal Hall of Fame; Dancin Yankee into the Standardbred Hall of Fame; and Kurt Sugg as the winner of the Rambling Willie Award for the Ohioan who has done the most for harness racing over the past two decades. The Weller’s were the owners of Designer Specs, the two-year-old filly trotter who completed her freshman season a perfect 14-for-14 and was the winningest two-year-old in all of North America. The daughter of Full Count concluded her season with a gutsy victory in the $40,000 Ohio Fair Championship at MGM Northfield Park in a lifetime best 1:57.4. Presley is a 25-year-old native of Michigan and resident of Heath, Ohio. He is enjoying a great year with 76 driving wins and seasonal earnings approaching $600 thousand million in purse money. Presley currently sits just outside the top 10 in the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway driver’s standings. As a driver, James “Bill” Dailey made 2,301 trips into the winner's circle. He trained multiple Ohio Triple Crown winners and numerous Ohio and Indiana Sire Stake champions. He conditioned at least 1,200 winners and in excess of $12.3 million in earnings. He was awarded the Jerry Kaltenbach Memorial Award as the OSS’s top trainer on three occasions. Dailey passed away suddenly in 2018 at the age of 57. Dancin Yankee is a double World Champion and a three-time Ohio ‘Older Pacer of the Year.’ The son of Yankee Cruiser recorded 80 career wins and over $2 million in earnings. Dancin Yankee had several ownership groups and is currently owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Melissa Patterson and Larry Karr. Next spring Dancin Yankee will stand his first season at stud at Cool Winds Farm. Driver/trainer Kurt Sugg was born into a harness racing family – the son of Hall of Fame trainer Ivan Sugg and Patty Sugg. A veteran of 34 years, Sugg has won more than 4,600 events as a driver and has over 1,000 victories as a conditioner. His career earnings are more than $26 million. He has been supportive of all levels of Ohio racing. Sugg will finish 2020 with more than 375 driving wins and $2.9 million, both are career highs, despite missing a significant amount of time due to the COVID shutdown. The award winners will be honored at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association’s virtual banquet on Saturday, January 16.   Jay Wolf

Virgil Morgan, Jr., arguably the greatest trainer in Ohio history, has been elected as the 47th member of the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame by a vote of the members of the Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association. Morgan, 55, was the first conditioner to win 5,000 races and has now won more than 6,700 races and $60 million in earnings. He has career Universal Training Rating of .350 and has won the training title at Eldorado Scioto Downs for an astonishing 26 straight years. He was introduced to the sport of harness racing through his uncle, Emory Lewis, and his father, Virgil Morgan, Sr. He bought his first horse at the age of 17 and later started working for trainer Randy Owens before striking out on his own in the late 1980s. He has trained some tremendous performers including Mister Big, Pet Rock, Allamerican Captor, Action Broadway and this year's Ohio divisional champion's Street Gossip and Action Uncle. He has won six Jerry Kaltenbach Memorial Trophies. This award is given annually to the trainer who has earned the most dollars competing in Ohio Sires Stakes. He trained 22 Ohio Sire Stakes champions. Despite his past success, Morgan also has his eye on the future of the sport. His daughter, Kiara, is an aspiring driver and his son, Tre, is an owner. In the spring of 2018, Morgan opened the Winner Circle Training Center, the state's premier harness facility. Morgan will be honored at the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association's virtual banquet on Saturday, January 16. A more formal ceremony will occur during Scioto Downs' 2021 meet.   Jay Wolf

Delaware, OH - Harness racing driver Dexter Dunn swept both the elims and final of the Jugette. He also swept both divisions of the Buckette en route to a six-win afternoon at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. There were two divisions of the $82,200 (div) Buckette for three-year-old filly trotters and Dunn won them both. Caviart Eva took the first division by two lengths in 1:54 over Hannah (Andy Miller). Nancy Takter trains the Trixon lass for Caviart Farm.   The second $41,100 division went to another Trixon filly Spoiled Princess. Spoiled Princess defeated Deswanslittlelorie (Aaron Merriman) by three-quarters of a length in 1:55.2. Nifty Norman conditions the winner for Robert McNerney and Hauser Bros Racing. Dunn is the ten-time New Zealand champion driver, who started driving in the United States full time last year. Standardbred Filly Pace to Fighting Evil The Sweet Lou filly, Fighting Evil (Mike Wilder) took the $39,406 Standardbred filly pace in 1:54.2. Tava (Tim Tetrick) and Always B Laughin (Andy Miller) was second and third. Trainer Daniel Lee Snyder co-owns the filly with Jason Ash of Delaware, Ohio. Treasure Gems K Takes Standardbred Trot Treasure Gems K (Chris Page) broke her maiden in the $43,506 Standardbred two-year-old filly trot in 1:59. Josh Joshing (Andy Miller) and Gothic Girl (Dan Noble) rounded out the trifecta. The Encore Encore filly is trained by Paul Reid for Robert J. Key. World Mark Lower Twice in OBC Three-Year-Old Colt Trot A pair of world records were established in the Ohio Breeders Champioships for three-year-old colt trotters. In the opening division $48,421, It's Academic (Chris Page) lowered the world mark to 1:53.1 with a 3 ½ length victory over Stonefire Us (Dewayne Minor) and Big Box Hanover (Dan Noble). The Uncle Peter colt won for the fourth time in 10 seasonal starts and has amassed just short of $340,000 for Burke Racing Stable, William Donovan, Joe Sbrocco and Hatfield Stables. The record stood for approximately two hours as Action Uncle (Brett Miller) lowered the world mark to 1:52.4 in the second division with 5 ¾ length score over Buxton (Dan Noble). Virgil Morgan, Jr. trains the Uncle Peter colt for Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills.   Action Uncle has been ultra-consistent this season with eight wins and a second in nine 2020 starts. He has won $570,035 for his career. Action Uncle already owned the two-year-old world record that he established last year at the Delaware County Fair. Firsts  There will be a trio of trainers hitching up their first Jug starter in 2020. John Ackley, Carmine Auciello and Eric Mollor all look to make their first Jug start a winning one.  The 28 year-old Austin Siegelman will be driving in his first Jug. Siegelman is nearing 1,600 career wins and $12.7 million in career earnings.  Jug Post Times  The first elimination (Race #15) is scheduled for a 4:56 PM post time. The second elimination (Race #16) should go postward at 5:19 PM. The $335,400 second heat (Race #20) is expected to go at 6:50 PM.  Baldachino to “Perform” on Jug Day  Lexi Baldachino of Millstone, NJ has been selected to virtually perform the National Anthem during the Little Brown Jug’s “Jug Day” broadcast.  Baldachino, 22, studied dance and theatre at Penn State University and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.   She currently lives in NYC and her performing credits include roles in Flashdance: the Musical and The Wedding Singer.   by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

Delaware, OH - Street Gossip and harness racing driver Brett Miller cruised to victory in the $108,190 (div) Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old colt trotters in Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fair. At the start of the second division, the Cash Hall colt had a couple of anxious moments as he had to maneuver around a breaking Elliotstone (Dwayne Minor) in the first eighth of a mile, but once he cleared it problem it was smooth sailing. Street Gossip won by ¾ of a length over a pocket sitting Tango With Me (Aaron Merriman) in 1:57.3.   The colt is owned by Carl Howard and Steven Finkelstein's Jesmeral Stable. He is trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr. "I want to congratulate Steve and Carl. They are great guys and love the program here in Ohio," noted Morgan, who won for the 102nd time at Delaware. "I had no idea I had that many wins. It makes me feel older than I am," joked Morgan. Street Gossip now has four wins in eight career starts and has amassed over $171,000. The punters who like hunch plays were sure to support Winning Ticket in the first $54,095 division. Aaron Merriman guided the Triumphant Caviar colt to a neck win over a fast closing Grafenberg (Dan Noble) in gate-to-wire fashion in 1:57.2.   Winning Ticket is owned by trainer Chris Beaver, Steven Zeehandelar, Tim Homan, and Jim Burnett. He has now won four times in seven starts and $95,047 in earnings. Three $17,500 divisions of the Buckeye Stallion Series went to Sabina (Ray Paver), Katie's Lucky Day (Trevor Smith) and Boujee Girl (David Miller). Mandy Jones won the Spring Haven Farm Ladies Driving Series final with Sports Band. Jones came into the final as the season's point's leader and used the rail position to go gate-to-wire in 1:57.4. Heather Woolums and Cenalta Power was second. Emily Hay drove the 15-year-old T Red to a third place finish in the racetrack veteran's final race. Fly Charley Fly (Luke Ebersole), Wiggleitjim (David Miller) and Atta Boy Chris (Ken Holliday) took the three divisions of the Ohio Fair Racing Conference for freshman colt pacers. On the distaff side, Beautiful Life (Shawn Barker II), McDreamy Again (Ray Paver) and Cruizin The Night (Ken Holliday) won the three divisions of the OFRC three-year-old pace. Driver Ryan Stahl swept the Ohio Fair Racing Conference two-year-old colt trot with Best Value (2:01.2) and Phineas (2:02). The 18 race Jugette Day card will start at 12:00 noon. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

Warrawee Vital and Catch The Fire headlines a field of 14 three-year-old  harness racing pacers in the 75th edition of the Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, to be held Thursday, September 24th at the Delaware County Fair. Canadian invader Warrawee Vital comes into the Jug with a three race win streak, including the Somebeachsomewhere and Simcoe Stakes, both held at Woodbine Standardbred At Mohawk Park. His lifetime best time of 1:48.2 came in the Somebeachsomewhere Stake on September 12. Warrawee Vital will leave from post #3 in the second elimination. Tim Tetrick, who is looking for his first Jug title, will drive. Robert Fellows trains the colt for Blair Corbeil, Yolanda Fellows and M & S Racing Stable. Warrawee Vital's chief rival should be Sandbetweenmytoes who will leave from post five. The Somebeachsomewhere colt has earned $177,142 during his career for Fashion Farms. Jim Campbell trains and Scott Zeron is listed to drive. The Ohio owned and trained Catch The Fire leads the first $111,800 elimination. The son of Captaintreacherous won the $375,000 Adios Pace Final on August 1 in 1:49.3. Catch The Fire has won more than $480,000 with six career wins. John Ackley trains Catch The Fire for the CT Stables of Washington Court House, Ohio. Catch The Fire will be piloted by Mike Wilder and will leave from post #5. $111,800 First Elimination Post Horse (Driver/Trainer) 1. Seeyou At Thebeach (Dexter Dunn/Ron Burke) 2. Chief Mate (Scott Zeron/Tony Alagna) 3. Later Dudes (David Miller/Nancy Takter) 4. Diamond Head (Austin Siegelman/Eric Mollor) 5. Catch The Fire (Mike Wilder/John Ackley) 6. Genius Man (Marcus Miller/Erv Miller) 7. Tell The Lou (Scott Zeron/Jim Campbell) $111,800 Second Elimination Post Horse (Driver/Trainer) 1. Major Betts (Dexter Dunn/Mark Harder) 2. Capt Midnight (Dexter Dunn/Tony Alagna) 3. Warrawee Vital (Tim Tetrick/Robert Fellows) 4. Moneyman Hill (Brett Miller/Carmine Auciello) 5. Sandbetweenmytoes (Scott Zeron/Jim Campbell) 6. Captain Barbosa (Joe Bongiorno/Tony Alagna) 7. Cattlewash (David Miller/Ron Burke) The first four finishers in the eliminations return for the $335,400 final. The 2020 Jug Day will feature 20 races and will go postward at 12:00 Noon. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

Guinevere Hall is a perfect eight-for-eight on the season as the three-year-old harness racing filly trotter cruised to a 2 3/4 length victory over Tootie (Brett Miller) in the second division of the $93,840 (div) Ohio Breeders Championship on Monday at the Delaware County Fair. When the field of six was sent on their way, Delovely Hall (Aaron Merriman) grabbed the early lead and set the fractions of :27.2, :56.3 and 1:24.3. Driver Peter Wrenn sat patiently with the eventual winner and used a first over move to take the lead past the three-quarter pole. The Cash Hall filly pulled away for the victory in 1:54.1.   Melanie Wrenn trains the filly for the MT Pockets Stables and David McDuffee. Guinevere Hall, an Ohio Triple Crown winner, now has earned $438,541 during her 18 race career. "She's been great. She is starting to show her stuff," said the winning driver. "I could not ask for anything more. She is definitely one of the better one." Lima Gold (Dan Noble) scored an upset victory in 1:56.2 over A Fancy Face (Chris Page) in the first $46,920 division. The margin of victory was a half-length. The Coraggioso filly earned her first victory of the season and third of her career for the Spaaaartners. Chris Beaver trains the filly who paid $22.00 to win. Clara Lou (Tyler Smith) took the fastest of the four BSS divisions for two-year-old filly pacers in 1:55.1.   The Pet Rock filly is owned Charles Purvis and conditioned by Ben Davis. The remaining filly pace divisions went to Lovely Munro (Ryan Stahl), Smothastenesewisky (Chris Page) and Apple Soozy (Tyler Smith). The three divisions of the Buckeye Stallion Series for sophomore colt pacers went to Medoland Bosa (Chris Presley), McCam (Kyle Ater) and Epic Ace (Chris Page). On the undercard, Designer Specs made it 13 straight wins with her victory in the Ohio Fair Racing Conference freshman filly trot. Ryan Stahl steered the winner for Louise and trainer Jay Weller. The winning time of 1:58.3 was a lifetime best for the Full Count filly. The 13 race Tuesday card will have a 1:00 PM post. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

Summer Touch became the latest harness racing member of the Ohio Triple Crown club when she cruised to victory in the first division of the $122,202 (div) Ohio Breeders Championship two-year-old filly pace Sunday at the Delaware County Fair. Driver Chris Page used his rail position and lead at every pole winning in 1:55.1 to win by two lengths over Gucci (Aaron Merriman).   "She's been perfect since day one," noted the winning driver. "We won with the ear plugs in today. Hopefully we are leaving a little bit for next year. She's very user friendly." The Well Said lass previously won the $50,000 Ohio State Fair Stakes and the $300,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Final, amassing over $285,000 this year. Ron Burke trains Summer Touch for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and breeders Knox Services and Slaughter Racing Stable. Rainy Day Chic (Brett Miller) took the faster of the two divisions. The daughter of Rockin Amadeus went gate-to-wire to score a 2 1/2 length win over Free Thinker (Josh Sutton) in 1:54.4. Rainy Day Chic won for the sixth time in 10 seasonal starts. Dan O'Mara conditions the winner for Marjorie Polhamus. Gold Digger King (Brett Miller) held off a late rally by Bllack Hole (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) by a scant nose to win the $8,300 OBC for aged pacers. Scott Mogan trains the four-year-old gelded son of Pet Rock for Linda Van Camp. The winning time of 1:51.4 equaled the stakes record.   The $17,500 divisions of the Buckeye Stallion Series for three-year-old colt trotters when to Big Box Hanover (Jeff Nisonger) in 1:59, Holton (Kayne Kauffman) in 1:58.2, Rose Run Vindicate (Brett Miller) in 1:57.2 and Rose Run Valor (Kayne Kauffman) in 1:57.3. The sophomore filly trot BSS divisions went to Lights Down Low (John DeLong) in 1:57, Dream Change (Kayne Kauffman) in 1:58.1 and Susie D (Ken Holliday) in 1:58. Stephen Oldford took the Tim Fouts Memorial Driving Championship with Missile J in 1:54. Oldford represented the Delvin Miller Amateur Driving Association. The Two divisions of the Great Lakes Amateur Driving Association trot went to Hititoutofthepark (Alesha Binkley) in 1:57.1 and Don't Forget Muscle (Daniel Jones) in 1:58.4. Tuesday's 14 race card will go postward at 3:00 PM. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

The 2020 Delaware (OH) Grand Circuit meet gets underway on Sunday (September 20) with 18 races, including the $130,000 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old harness racing filly pacers. Summer Touch looks become an Ohio Triple Crown winner with a win in the first $65,000 division of the OBC two-year-old filly pace. The Well Said lass previously won the $50,000 Ohio State Fair Stakes and the $300,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Final, amassing $255,000 this year. Ron Burke trains Summer Touch for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and breeders Knox Services and Slaughter Racing Stable. Chris Page will make the driving decisions. The second $65,000 division looks to be a battle between Rainy Day Chic (Brett Miller) and Leave Her Wild (Mike Wilder). The pair recently finished second and third respectively in the September 6 $300,000 OSS Final. Rainy Day Chic has not finished worse than third in her nine career starts. She has earned $136,110 for Marjorie Polhamus. The Rockin Amadeus filly is trained by Dan O'Mara. Leave Her Wild is owned and trained by Danielle Snyder and has a pair of first, second and third place finishes in seven starts. Bllack Hole leads a field of six in the $8,300 Ohio Breeders Championship for aged pacers. The four-year-old Mr Apples gelding hasn't raced since August 15 due to sickness, but prior to that he won four of nine seasonal starts, including a 1:48 win in the William Haughton Final at the Meadowlands. Bllack Hole is trained by Clarence Foulk for the L&L Stables and will be driven by Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Gold Digger King (Brett Miller) will provide the stiffest competition. The Pet Rock gelding has finished second in his last three starts, the last two defeats were both by a neck. He is owned by Linda Van Camp and trained by Scott Mogan. Four divisions of the Buckeye Stallion Series for sophomore colt trotters and three divisions of the three-year-old filly trot highlight the undercard. Races 11 - 14 will be a $2,500 guaranteed pool Pick 4. Free past performance programs and a list of watch and wagering locations will be available at LittleBrownJug.com. The first post is 1:00 PM. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

The Delaware County Fair is making an adjustment to the harness racing post times for Jugette Day (Wednesday, September 23rd) and Jug Day (Thursday, September 24th). The first race post will be moved to 12:00 Noon. The post times for Sunday (1:00 PM), Monday (3:00 PM) and Tuesday (1:00 PM) remain unchanged. For all of your Grand Circuit week news, please visit LittleBrownJug.com. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

The Delaware County Fair is pleased to announce that participating horse owners will be permitted to attend the Grand Circuit races (September 20-24, 2020), including the 75th edition of the Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horseman's Association. Horseman and owners must show their valid Ohio State Racing Commission license at the US Route 23 Gate to gain admission to the grounds. Admission will only be allowed on the day their horse races. Delaware County Fair personnel will verify participation at the entry gate and may deny entry. "We are happy to make this announcement. We have been working with the OHHA and local health officials to make sure we could safely meet these objectives," noted Tom Wright, president of the Delaware County Agricultural Society board. "We also want to thank everyone for their patience as we work though this very unique situation." Owners will not be permitted in the race paddock or in the barn area. Portions of the grandstand will be available for the owners to use, however food and drink vendors will not be available. Owners will be allowed to bring their own refreshments. Owners will be permitted one non-licensed guest. The owners and their guest will be required to wear a suitable mask or face covering while walking around the grounds and grandstand. As much as possible, social distancing (6' or more) must be observed. Fans wishing to watch and wager on the racing action are encouraged to visit LittleBrownJug.com for a list of simulcast and off-track betting locations. Free past performance pages will be available on our website. The OHHA will be broadcasting all five days of racing action on its Facebook page. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

Want to be a part of the 75th Little Brown Jug? The Delaware County Fair is looking for musically talented fans to submit their version of the national anthem of the United States or Canada. Video submissions are due by Tuesday, September 15th. The best videoed versions will be played during Jug Week (September 20-25) on the Little Brown Jug simulcast show. Email your entries to jugpublicity@outlook.com, please include your name and hometown. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

The Delaware (Ohio) Grand Circuit week will have a couple of changes to its original race schedule. The Buckeye Stallion Series leg for the two-year-old trotting fillies will be contested on Tuesday, September 22. The event was originally scheduled for Wednesday. The Spring Haven Farm Ladies Driving Championship has been added back to the Tuesday schedule. The $2,500 series final will be sponsored by long-time Delaware track announcer Roger Huston. The Signature Series Finals (Trot and Pace) and the Hall of Fame and Museum Amateur Racing Series Final have been cancelled for 2020. For a complete list race schedule, please visit LittleBrownJug.com. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

In accordance with Governor Mike DeWine's latest directive, the Delaware (OH) Grand Circuit harness racing meet, including the 75th Little Brown Jug (September 24), will be conducted without spectators. The Delaware County Fair will conduct only a Junior Fair this year. "It is a disappointing day for us. We have been working diligently with the Delaware County Health Department and we felt we could put on a safe event on a smaller scale," said Tom Wright, director of racing and president of the Delaware County Agricultural Society Board. "We respect the directive and will do our part to make sure we have a safe event for all." The Little Brown Jug typically draws upwards of 40,000 spectators from across North America. Fans will be able to watch and wager on the 2020 Grand Circuit Meet (September 20 - 24) and the Little Brown Jug through its simulcast network. The harness racing will be conducted in accordance with the protocols of the "Safe Return to Racing" as established by the Ohio State Racing Commission. The Delaware County Fair will hold a virtual, online sale for the 2020 Junior Fair. The Junior Fair Sale Committee is still finalizing details and will announce more information as it becomes available. Further information regarding previously purchased tickets will be mailed in the near future. Supporters of the Little Brown Jug and the Delaware County Fair are urged to visit LittleBrownJug.com and DelawareCountyFair.com for the latest news. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

DELAWARE, OHIO--Two-year-old sustaining payments for the 76th edition of the Little Brown Jug, the 51st Jugette, the 69th Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old open trot) and the 70th Buckette (3-year-old filly trot) are due March 15. These payments are for foals of 2018 and will be raced in 2021. 2-year-olds not nominated in the May 15, 2019 yearling payment, may be made eligible thru a supplemental nomination fee of $400 due on or before the March 15, 2020 payment. This supplemental payment is in addition to the normal March 15 payment. Sustaining payments are also due for the 81st Standardbred two-year-old colt and filly stakes for foals of 2018 to be raced in 2020. The $1,000,000 est. Ohio Breeders Championships require a single $300 ($100 for the aged events) nomination payment due March 15, 2020 with no further sustaining payments required. Returning to the 2020 Delaware County Fair race schedule are $17,500 legs of the Buckeye Stallion Series. To nominate to the BSS, a $250 nomination fee is due with no further sustaining payments required. The Delaware County Fair is once again pleased to be a part of the Ohio Fair Racing Conference in 2020. The OFRC events require either a $75 nomination fee for just the Delaware County Fair or $420 for all the OFRC events. Nominations for the BSS and ORFC events must be postmarked by March 15, 2020 and sent directly to the Ohio Harness Horseman's Association, 2237 Sonora Drive, Grove City, OH 43123. The five day Delaware Grand Circuit meet opens Sunday, September 20 and will run through Thursday, September 24. Make checks payable and send all other entries to: The Delaware County Fair, Tom Wright, P.O. Box 1560, Powell, OH 43065. For the latest news, information and nomination forms, please visit the Little Brown Jug website: www.littlebrownjug.com. March 15 Sustaining Fees: Little Brown Jug No. 76 (3-Year Old Open Pace to be raced in 2021) $500 Jugette No. 51 (3-Year Old Filly Pace to be raced in 2021) $400 Old Oaken Bucket No. 69 (3-Year Old Open Trot to be raced in 2021) $300 Buckette No. 70 (3-Year Old Filly Trot to be raced in 2021) $200 Standardbred No. 81 (2-year-old Colt Pace to be raced in 2020) $400 Standardbred No. 81 (2-year-old Colt Trot to be raced in 2020) $400 Standardbred No. 81 (2-year-old Filly Pace to be raced in 2020) $300 Standardbred No. 81 (2-year-old Filly Trot to be raced in 2020) $300 March 15 Nominating Fees: Ohio Breeders Championships (To be raced in 2020) $300 or $100 Buckeye Stallion Stakes* (To be raced in 2020) $250 Ohio Fair Racing Conference* (2 and 3 Year Old Events to be raced in 2020) $75 or $420 * Send payments to the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association by Jay Wolf, for the Delaware County Fair

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