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Monday's harness racing action at the Delaware County Fair featured the $101,700 (div) Ohio Breeders Championship for three-year-old filly trotters. In the second $50,850 division, Impinktoo and Kayne Kauffman took the lead before the ¼ mile pole and cruised to a 2 1/2 length win in 1:55 4/5. Sesame (Ryan Stahl) and Non Smoker (Dan Noble) rounded off the top three. The daughter of Manofmanymissions has earned $401,610 in her career for William Walters, Joe McLead and RTK Racing. Impinktoo is trained by Ron Burke. Risky Deal with trainer Crist Hershberger in the bike edged California Love (Aaron Merriman) by a neck in the first division. The Break The Bank K lass scored for the fifth time this season in a lifetime best 1:56. To Russia (Ryan Stahl) rounded out the trifecta. Risky Deal owned by Deborah Kvernmo of Georgetown, Kentucky. The Monday undercard featured six divisions of the Buckeye Stallion Series for three-year-old colt and filly pacers. Dancin Dragon (Dan Noble) took the fastest of the three $15,000 colt divisions with his 1:53 win over Mcwiz (Kayne Kauffman) and Rock On Creek (Ryan Stahl). The Dragon Again gelding is owned by trainer Jim Arledge, Jr. and breeder Mark Marroletti. The other sophomore colt paces went to Long Train Runnin (Chris Page) in 1:53 2/5, Bambino Joe (Aaron Merriman) in 1:53 2/5 and Medoland Brutus (Kayne Kauffman) in 1:55 1/5. The two filly divisions were won by Our Miss Reese (Hugh Beatty) in 1:56 2/5 and Bringhomethemail (Dan Noble) in 1:57 1/5. Tuesday's 13 race card will start at 1:00 PM. The simulcast show will begin at 12:30 PM. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

Delaware, Ohio---Harness racing's greatest traveling roadshow, the CKB Billings Amateur Driving Series, moved on to the hallowed grounds of the Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio on Sunday, September 16 for a pair of trots in the Billings Series along with a pacing event for club members of various Billings organizations in the Fouts Memorial. When the lengthy card was completed Richard "the Wolverine" Roach and Joey "the Kid" Putnam won theirs respective divisions while Steve "You're Never Too" Oldford copped the Fouts Memorial. In his event "the Wolverine", up behind I'll Tell You What, was content to follow the pacesetter, Ki Ki Canolli, driven by Todd "the Downeaster" Whitney, through nearly even fractions to the three quarters and then rally his veteran 13 year-old Lockeeper gelding to a two-length triumph in a time of 1:59.2. Mike "the Mortgage Man" Mitchell was second under the wire with Bosston Tahoe while I'll Tell You What faded and finished third. The winner, owned by Janet Mathely and trained by Deb Clayton, paid $11.20. Joey Putnam and Sebiskit Bluegrass dominated their division as "The Kid" sent the Big Stick Lindy gelding to the lead from the four hole and they were comfortable until "Coach Paul" Minore moved Hititoutofthepark off the pylons as the field approached the three quarters. From there both trotters battled head-to- head all the way to the wire, with each exchanging leads at various intervals, but at the finish Putnam's Sebiskit Bluegrass was a neck winner. Third place went to Body Of Work in rein to Alesha"the Hoosier Hotshot:" Binkley. The race winner is owned by Dr. Luel Overstreet and trained by Joey's dad, Joe Putnam. He paid $6.40. In the Fouts Memorial seasoned veteran Steve Oldford showed the 'young'uns' how its done when he impressively hustled the Art Major 4-year-old, Arch Hanover to a head victory over H-and-N Dho Hailey, driven by Billings newcomer, Mariah " Nearly Always" Wright, in 1:57. Alesha Binkley took home the show dough with Badger Quinn The winner, owned by Marissa Russo and trained by her hubby, David, returned a $21.60 win payoff by John Manzi, for the Billings Series

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  

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

Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will start at 12:00 Noon Thursday, September 6th and continues through 11:00 p.m. Sunday, September 9th at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe. Courtly Choice has been installed at the 4-1 morning line favorite. 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. The 9-2 second choice is the Ohio bred Lather Up. The I'm Gorgeous colt has won $601,465 for Gary and Barbara Iles. Lather Up won the $760,000 North America Cup Final. His only two seasonal defeats came as a result of breaks in stride in the $500,000 Max Hempt Memorial Final and the $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial. He will next start in the $275,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Final Saturday night at Scioto Downs. Rounding out the top three is Stay Hungry, 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. A team of harness racing analysts and handicappers have selected a group of 14 colts and geldings. The horses in each of the pools are listed in alphabetical order. The mutuel field consists of the remaining horses eligible to the 73rd edition of the pacing classic. The minimum future wager is $1.00 and all future wagers are win wagering only. The winner of each pool will be determined by the official first place finisher in the 2018 Little Brown Jug presented by the Ohio Harness Horseman's Association to be raced Thursday afternoon, September 20. The record payout for the LBJ Future Wager is P Forty Seven (2005 - Pool #1) at $377.80. The second future pool will be from Sunday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 19. Past performance lines for the Little Brown Jug Future Wagering event will be available free of charge on the Little Brown Jug website, www.littlebrownjug.com. 2018 Little Brown Jug Future Wagering - Pool #1 HD Horse M/L Odds 1. American History 6-1 2. Babes Dig Me 12-1 3. Captain Deo 20-1 4. Courtly Choice 4-1 5. Done Well 10-1 6. Dorsoduro Hanover 8-1 7. Hayden Hanover 12-1 8. Hitman Hill 10-1 9. Lather Up 9-2 10. Nutcracker Sweet 10-1 11. St Lads Neptune 20-1 12. Stay Hungry 6-1 13. This Is The Plan 15-1 14. Wes Delight 15-1 15. Field 10-1 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 Week No. 5 - September 5, 2018 1. (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 2. (Last Week #2) Lather Up (1:48.1s; $599,465) Owner: Gary & Barbara Iles (DE) Trainer: Clyde Francis Driver: Montrell Teague 3. (Last Week #6) Stay Hungry (1:47.3; $904,072) 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 #3) American History (1:47; $332,285) Owner: Brittany Farms (KY), Marvin Katz (ON) & American History Racing (KY) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Yannick Gingras 6. (Last Week #7) Hitman Hill (1:49.3f; $346,920) Owners: Tom Hill (ON) & Northfork Racing Stable (PA) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Brett Miller 7. (Last Week #8) Babes Dig Me (1:52.2h; $231,252) 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 #9) 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 #5) 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 NR) Wes Delight (1:50.2f; $311,930) Owner: Rick D. Phillips (NY), Deena Rachel Frost (FL) & Mark A. Harder (NJ) Trainer: Mark Harder Driver: Corey Callahan Upcoming Events August 28 YR $86,750 New York Sire Stakes Leg Courtly Choice Cheese Melt Rockapelo 1:51.1 August 28 YR $86,750 New York Sire Stakes Leg Ghost Dance Twin B Tuffenuff Jersey Jim 1:54.1 August 30 Lex $30,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes Leg American History Thinkbig Dreambig Grand Teton 1:48.1 Sept 1 YR $500,000 Messenger Stake Final Stay Hungry Jimmy Freight Topville Olympian 1:52.1 Sept 1 Wdbs $95,600 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Leg Backstreet Shadow Levis Day Sharp Action Money 1:49.2 Sept 1 Wdbs $95,600 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Leg The Downtown Bus St Lads Neptune Yacht Seelster 1:49.3 Sept 2 PcD $253,000 Pennsylvania Sires Final Dorsoduro Hanover Hayden Hanover This Is The Plan 1:49.4 Sept 5 Btva New York Sire Stake Leg Sept 7 Hop Indiana Sire Stake Elim Sept 8 ScD Jug Preview Sept 8 Wdbs Simcoe Stakes Sept 9 Lex Kentucky Sire Stake Final Italics - Jug Eligible by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

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 Week #3 - August 22, 2018 1. (Last Week #1) Courtly Choice (1:47.1; $665,369) 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 2. (Last Week #2) Lather Up (1:48.1s; $599,465) Owner: Gary & Barbara Iles (DE) Trainer: Clyde Francis Driver: Montrell Teague 3. (Last Week #4) American History (1:47; $317,285) Owner: Brittany Farms (KY), Marvin Katz (ON) & American History Racing (KY) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Yannick Gingras 4. (Last Week #3) Stay Hungry (1:47.3; $899,272) Owners: Bradley Grant (ON) & Irwin Samelman (NV) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Doug McNair 5. (Last Week #5) Dorsoduro Hanover (1:49.4f; 636,106) Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Silva Prunel & Libby (FL), Weaver Bruscemi (PA) and Wingfield Five (OH) Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Matt Kakaley 6. (Last Week #6) Done Well (1:51.0f; $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 7. (Last Week #8) Nutcracker Sweet (1:50.2; $342,284) Owner: Howard Taylor (PA), Order By Stable (SD) & Richard Lombardo (OH) Trainer: Jimmy Takter Driver: Brian Sears 8. (Last Week #7) Hitman Hill (1:49.3f; $346,920) Owners: Tom Hill (ON) & Northfork Racing Stable (PA) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Brett Miller 9. (Last Week #10) Captain Deo (1:50.2; $59,028) Owner: Alagna Racing (NJ), Joe Sbrocco (OH), In The Gym Partners (NY) & Captain Deo Partners (NJ) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Marcus Miller/Brett Miller 10. (Last Week #NR) Macadoodledoo (1:51.2f; $44,621) Owner: Jeffrey S. Snyder (NY) Trainer: Mark Silva Driver: David Miller Upcoming Events August 17 Hop $20,000 Indiana Sires Stake Elim Rockin Speed Just N Ace Gd Western Joe 1:50.2 August 17 Hop $20,000 Indiana Sires Stake Elim Always A Prince Shnitzledosomethin Jims Perfect Ten 1:49.4 August 18 ScD $50,000 Ohio Sires Stake Leg Bounding Dragon Seeing Eye Single Dew The Dragon 1:51.1 August 18 ScD $50,000 Ohio Sires Stake Leg Lather Up Sectionline Bigry Dragonology 1:50.2 August 19 Lex $30,000 Kentucky Sires Stake Leg Grand Teton Thinkbig Dreambig Rockn Motion 1:51.0 August 19 TgDn $272,025 Empire Breeders Final Courtly Choice American History Real Surreal 1:48.3 August 20 Mea $81,006 Pennsylvania Sires Stake Leg Done Well Shadow Cat Larry Karr 1:51.1 August 20 Mea $81,006 Pennsylvania Sires Stake Leg Dorsoduro Hanover Wes Delight Macadoodledoo 1:50.2 August 24 Hop InSS Final August 28 YR NYSS Leg August 30 Lex KYSS Leg Italics - Jug Eligible by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

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 Week #1 - August 8, 2018 1. Lather Up (1:48.1s; $574,465) Owner: Gary & Barbara Iles (DE) Trainer: Clyde Francis Driver: Montrell Teague 2. Courtly Choice (1:47.1; $528,546) 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. Stay Hungry (1:47.3; $899,272) Owners: Bradley Grant (ON) & Irwin Samelman (NV) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Doug McNair 4. Dorsoduro Hanover (1:49.4f; $575,603) Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Silva Prunel & Libby (FL), Weaver Bruscemi (PA) and Wingfield Five (OH) Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Matt Kakaley 5. American History (1:47; $245,749) Owner: Brittany Farms (KY), Marvin Katz (ON) & American History Racing (KY) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Yannick Gingras 6. Nutcracker Sweet (1:50.2; $335,660) Owner: Howard Taylor (PA), Order By Stable (SD) & Richard Lombardo (OH) Trainer: Jimmy Takter Driver: Brian Sears 7. Hitman Hill (1:49.3f; $322,903) Owners: Tom Hill (ON) & Northfork Racing Stable (PA) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Brett Miller 8. Done Well (1:51.2f; $303,657) Owners: : James Stambaugh (OH), Wingfield Brothers (OH), Milton Leeman (OH) & Alan Keith (OH) Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: Scott Zeron/Tim Tetrick 9. Babes Dig Me (Q1:52.3; $166,836) Owners: Bradley Grant (ON), Joe Sbrocco (OH), Robert Leblanc (TX) & In The Gym Partners (KY) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Brett Miller 10. St Lads Neptune (1:50.3s; $188,059) Owner: Jesmeral Stable (NY) Trainer: Stephanie Jamieson Driver: Jody Jamieson Upcoming Events August 11 Nfld Carl Milstein Memorial August 12 TgDn Empire Breeders Championship Eliminations August 12 Phl Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Leg by Jay Wolf, for the Litle Brown Jug

Four-time Little Brown Jug champion driver, Ron Pierce has been selected as the 34th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame Honoree by the Delaware County Fair. Pierce, 62, scored back-to-back Jug wins in 1998 and 1999 with Shady Character and the Triple Crown winning Blissfull Hall. He returned to the Jug winner's circle in 2004 with Timesareachanging and in 2009 with Well Said. The native of California owns an impressive Universal Drivers Rating of .417 in 49 Little Brown Jug starts. He ranks second in Jug earnings with $1.7 million. Of his 42 career wins at the Delaware County Fair, 34 of them came in stakes competition, including 13 in the Little Brown Jug and nine in the Standardbreds. Pierce retired from racing with 9,570 career wins and $215 million in earnings. He was enshrined into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY in 2005. Pierce will be presented the Wall of Fame jacket and wall plaque during the 2018 Little Brown Jug week (September 16 - 20). by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

Filibuster Hanover used his front end speed to win the harness racing 72nd Little Brown Jug in 1:50 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Thursday evening. When the gates wings opened for the $401,472 final heat, driver Yannick Gingras sent Filibuster Hanover out of post #2 and grabbed the early lead from a fast leaving Downbytheseaside (Brian Sears) from post #5. First heat winner Fear The Dragon (David Miller) was forced into fourth. Filibuster Hanover led the field of seven past the opening quarter in :26 4/5. Sears decided to send the pocket sitting Downbytheseaside to the front at the half in :54 3/5. Gingras and Filibuster Hanover refused to let Downbystheseaside by, forcing the later to race on the outside. The eventual winner opened up some daylight at the ¾ pole in 1:21 3/5 as a tiring Downbytheseaside caused the chasers wide in the final turn. Filibuster Hanover won by a length over Funknwaffles (Corey Callahan), who rallied up the rail to finish second and Miso Fast (Matt Kakaley) was third. The three-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere is trained by Ron Burke and owned by Burke Racing Stable, Joseph DiScala, Jr., J & T Silva Stables and Weaver Bruscemi. Gingras and Burke hoisted the Jug for the second time (2014 Limelight Beach). "We were really happy with (Filibuster Hanover) coming into this race and pleased with the post position," noted the winning trainer. "We thought he could be the horse to beat as Brian's (Brown) horses have been racing very hard and we might have caught them at the right time." "This horse really has been good all year long, but has really improved recently and we always thought he could win this race," added Gingras. The $188,928 first heat was a classic. Funknwaffles used the inside rail position and led the field of eight past the opening quarter in :27 1/5 and the half in :55 1/5. Fear The Dragon was the first to challenge, providing some needed cover for Miso Fast and Downbytheseaside. Funknwaffles remained a nose in front at the three-quarters in 1:22 4/5. As the field headed down the lane, six horses had a legitimate shot to win. Fear The Dragon received the last call and won by a neck over Filibuster Hanover in 1:50 3/5. Funknwaffles held on for third. Miso Fast was fourth and Downbytheseaside was fifth just ¾ of a length back of his stablemate. The official results of the first heat established the post-positions for the second heat. With the winner's share, Filibuster Hanover now sports $633,258 on his career earnings card. Filibuster Hanover The Jug Undercard The $120,500 Ms. Versatility Final was won by Emoticon Hanover (Daniel Dube) over Caprice Hill (Yannick Gingras) and Barn Girl (Aaron Merriman) in 1:52. The winning time was just 1/5 off the track, stakes and world records. Luc Blais trains the winner for Determination of Montreal, Quebec. Shake It Off Lindy and driver Scott Zeron used a front running effort to win the $105,125 Old Oaken Bucket in a lifetime best 1:54. A pair of Chris Beaver trainees took the place and show spots with Amdy M (David Miller) and Moonshiner Hanover (Tim Tetrick). Shake It Off Lindy is owned by K R Breeding and trained by Frank Antonacci. The leading candidates for next year's Old Oaken Bucket competed in the $52,200 Standardbred for two-year-old colt trotters. Keystone Apache (Marcus Miller) overcame a tough trip and edged Can't Afford It (Andy Miller) by a neck in a lifetime best 1:56 2/5. The Explosive Matter colt is owned by the Erv Miller Stable and Tangie Massey. He is trained by Erv Miller. Four divisions of the $145,184 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman pacing colts were held. Three $36,296 divisions were won by trainer Brian Brown - Rock On Creek (Chris Page), Dragonology (David Miller) and Slick Mick (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.). The final division was won by Born To Be Bad (Andy Miller). The $113,385 (div.) sophomore colt OBC paces were won by Scotch McEwan (Josh Sutton), Camwood (Kayne Kauffman) and Barnabas (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.). Camwood paid $50.00 to win. A pair of $53,543 three-year-old filly OBC paces were won by Berazzled (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) and Rosa's Touch (Matt Kakaley). The $11,500 OBC for aged pacers went to Miss Me Yet (Montrell Teague) in 1:52 1/5. The mare as won three straight OBCs. Trainer Brian Brown won five races on the 22-race card. Jay Wolf      

Caviart Ally and harness racing driver Andrew McCarthy showed why they were the best Wednesday afternoon as the pair won the 47th  $273,250 Jugette at the Delaware County Fair on Wednesday afternoon. In the $163,950 second and final heat, Blazin Britches (Trace Tetrick) and Caviart Ally used the inside positions that they earned in the eliminations to sprint out the early lead as the field of eight passed the quarter mile pole in :27 3/5. Blazin Britches kept Caviart Ally behind her through the half in :55 4/5. McCarthy tipped the eventual winner off the rail at the three-quarters in 1:23 3/5. The crowd urged the pair down the lane and Caviart Ally cleared by ¾ of a length in 1:51 3/5. Obvious Blue Chip (Scott Zeron) rounded out the top three. New Zealand native, Noel Daley trains the Bettor's Delight filly for Caviart Farms. McCarthy, an Australian native, won the Jugette for the first time, capping a three win day at the Delaware County Fair. In the second elimination, Caviart Ally used the inside post and took control of the race and went by the ¼ mile pole in :27 1/5. Idyllic Beach (Yannick Gingras) was the first to challenge the pacesetter as the field approached the half mile station in :56 3/5. McCarthy asked his charge for more and Caviart Ally opened up at the three-quarters in 1:23 4/5. Caviart Lady won by 5 lengths over Tequila Monday (David Miller). Idyllic Beach hung on for third and Ella Christina (Tim Tetrick) advanced to the final with her fourth place finish. The first $54,650 elimination went to Blazin Britches by 2¼ lengths over Obvious Blue Chip in 1:52 1/5. The Brian Brown trainee is owned by Emerald Highlands Farm. That pair hope to win the 72nd Little Brown Jug on Thursday. Jugette Day Undercard Driver Andrew McCarthy and trainer Noel Daley teamed up after their Jugette elimination win to take the $80,575 Buckette for three-year-old filly trotters. McCarthy used a perfect drive with Cool Cates to keep Satin Dancer (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) locked on the rail and sprinted home to win in 1:56. The Yankee Glide filly, a $35,000 yearling purchase, has now won more than $250,000 for the All Laid Out Stables. Seventeen three-year-old colt trotters competed in the $94,334 Ohio Breeders Championship. Trainer Chris Beaver swept the two divisions with Buckeye Boss (Aaron Merriman) in the first division and Fraser Ridge (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) in the second. Fraser Ridge established a national season's record of 1:55 in the second $47,167 division with a 4½ length win over Full Surge (Mike Wilder). Fraser Ridge has won three in a row for Donald Robinson, Robert Mondillo, Beaver and RBH Ventures. Buckeye Boss took the second division in 1:55 3/5 over Jailhouse Sam (Hugh Beatty) and Dejarover (David Miller). The winner is owned by Beaver, Marion Beachy and Synerco Ventures. Three divisions of the $130,000 OBCs for freshman pacing fillies were held with Prsntpretynperfect taking the fastest division in 1:54 3/5. Prsntpretynperfect (Kayne Kauffman) overcame post #7 and was able to sit behind the leading Princess Rougarou (Yannick Gingras) until the final turn and sprinted clear to score by three lengths. The daughter of Big Bad John has now won six of seven starts this season for owners Jennifer Brown, Richard Lombardo and Joshua Green and trainer Brian Brown. Baron Remy (Chris Page) won the second $43,333 division in 1:54 4/5. Baron Remy belongs to Burke Racing Stable, Silva, Pumel & Libby, Lawrence Karr and Weaver Bruscemi. The nation's leading trainer Ron Burke conditions the Yankee Cruiser filly. Pearl Crush (Ryan Stahl) took the first division over Shadows On Time (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) and Delicate Arch (Yannick Gingras) in a lifetime best 1:55 3/5. The Yankee Cruiser filly is conditioned by Ron Potter for Clyde Perfect. Two-year-old filly trotters competed in a pair of divisions of the $113,400 (div) Ohio Breeders Championships. The first division featured a classic stretch duel between Looking For Zelda (Tony Hall) and Risky Deal (David Miller). The Break The Bank K fillies were nose-to-nose through the lane with Risky Deal getting the last call in a lifetime best 1:57. Crist Hershberger trains the winner for Deborah Kvernmo To Russia (Ryan Stahl) used a final turn move to win the second $56,700 division in 1:58 2/5 over Red Storm (Aaron Merriman) and She's Got Pizazz (Brett Miller). The Manofmanymissions filly now has $104,380 on her card for owner Parent Racing Stable and trainer Scott Cox. The $12,900 OBC for aged trotters went to A Tc Queenie (Dan Noble) in 1:54 3/5. The 4 year-old Triumphant Caviar mare is owned by Trish Soulsby and Richard Schault and trained by Ron Steck. The 22 race Jug Day card features the $590,400 Little Brown Jug. Post time is 11:00 am. Jay Wolf  

Delaware, OH --- Cool Cates beat Satin Dancer to the front on the first turn and it proved decisive as she marched to a 1:56 win in Wednesday’s (Sept. 20) $80,575 Buckette Stakes for harness racing 3-year-old female trotters at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Satin Dancer was second, beaten by 1-1/4 lengths, and Maewegonow was third. Feed Your Head, the morning-line favorite from the stable of trainer Jimmy Takter, was scratched. Cool Cates, driven by Andy McCarthy, and Satin Dancer were quickest off the starting gate, but Cool Cates got the lead from post two on her way to an opening quarter-mile of :27.2. The field reached the half in :57.3, at which point Maewegonow was making a first-over bid and nearing Satin Dancer in second place. The group held those positions to three-quarters, in 1:26.4, and Cool Cates trotted home from there. “I sort of thought we would end up on the front today; on paper once Takter’s horse was scratched I sort of thought we were the best,” said Noel Daley, who trains Cool Cates for owner All Laid Out Stable. “She’s no champion, but she’s a nice filly. She’s been on her game of late. She’s a lot more controllable now in the races. “I did sort of expect her to be pretty good today.” Cool Cates (Yankee Glide) has won five of 12 races this year and seven of 20 in her career, good for $251,379 in purses. She has three wins and two second-place finishes in her last five starts. She was the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship runner-up on Sept. 3. “She will go to Lexington next,” Daley said about Cool Cates’ schedule. “We just hope we can dodge some of the good ones there in the Bluegrass. If she’s good enough we’ll drop her in (the Kentucky Filly Futurity). Obviously, we’re not beating Ariana G, but if she has a good week we’ll put her in there. “They’re going to breed her to Muscle Hill next year, so we’ll do what we can in between,” he added. Cool Cates, the even-money second choice behind 4-5 favorite Satin Dancer, paid $4.00 to win. It was both Daley’s and McCarthy’s first win in the Buckette. "We bought her for $35,000 down in Lexington and she's a nice filly but as a 2-year-old she was a little tough to manage," said Daley. "She was this year too early on but she really has been coming around. Adding Lasix helped her and she's also begun to mentally mature." -- Kim French contributed to this report by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications 

Delaware, OH --- Blazin Britches won the $54,650 first elimination of the Jugette for harness racing 3-year-old female pacers in 1:52.1 on Wednesday (Sept. 20) at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Obvious Blue Chip finished second, followed by Terrortina and Rockin Serena to advance to the final later this afternoon. Sent off at odds of 1-9, Blazin Britches and driver Trace Tetrick went to the lead on the first turn and never looked back, winning by 2-1/4 lengths. The filly, who has won 10 of 11 races this year, is trained by Brian Brown and owned by breeder Emerald Highlands Farm. Blazin Britches set fractions of :28.1, :57 and 1:24.4. Obvious Blue Chip tried to challenge heading around the final turn, but was unable to get within striking distance. “I wanted to be on the move to the front by the backside to try to control the race,” Tetrick said. “I had plenty of mare left; it was just trying to get her to pay attention. She kind of got to daydreaming there a little bit. “She loves her job. When it was time to race she wanted to go forward. "She was a little headstrong earlier on and Brian went ahead and changed bits on her. Since then she has been perfect. She really loves her work." Caviart Ally romped to victory in the second $54,650 Jugette elimination, winning by open lengths in 1:52 for driver Andy McCarthy and trainer Noel Daley. Caviart Ally, the 8-5 favorite, led every step of the way. She pulled away from her rivals on the backstretch and was unthreatened from there. Tequila Monday finished second, followed by Idyllic Beach and Ella Christina to reach the final. Caviart Ally, a daughter of Bettor's Delight-Allamerican Cool owned by Caviart Farms, has won five of 14 races this year. She set fractions of :27.1, :56.3, and 1:23.4 on her way to victory. “She’s very handy off the gate,” McCarthy said. “You just have to chirp to her a little bit and she will get out of there as much as you want to. That definitely helped. She actually got a little bumpy on me coming out of the third turn. I think we were going too slow; she just wanted to get going. I had to let her pace out a little bit to get her smoothed out and she was good. "Over the last few months she has become much stronger," added McCarthy. "I used to always race from off the pace for that reason but I don't have to anymore. They did add Lasix as well, so that may have helped, but she is coming into her own." The post-position order for the $163,950 final is: 1. Blazin Britches, 2. Caviart Ally, 3. Obvious Blue Chip, 4. Tequila Monday, 5. Terrortina, 6. Idyllic Beach, 7. Ella Christina, 8. Rockin Serena. -- Kim French contributed to this report by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications 

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