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Ron Burke knows the feeling of winning at the Delaware County Fairgrounds and it never gets old. Burke, the sport's leading harness racing trainer in wins and purses each of the past 10 years (and well on his way to sweeping both categories again this season), is among the winningest trainers at the fairgrounds over the past 25 years, ranking No. 6 with 30 victories. His triumphs at Delaware include two wins in the Little Brown Jug and two wins in the Jugette and he hopes to add to those totals this week. Burke sends three horses to Wednesday's $259,600 Jugette for 3-year-old female pacers and with a victory would join Billy Haughton and Bob McIntosh as the only trainers to capture the race three times. The Burke Stable, overall, has three wins in the event, with Burke's father Mickey taking the 2007 edition with Western Graduate. Burke's hopefuls in the Jugette are Warrawee Ubeaut, a 2018 Dan Patch Award winner who is the 3-5 morning-line favorite in the second of two $51,920 eliminations, and Sylph Hanover and She's Allright in the first elimination. In addition, Burke sends two horses, De Los Cielos Deo and Semi Tough, to Thursday's $640,000 Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old pacers. With a win, Burke would join five other trainers in a third-place tie for the most victories in the race. Haughton holds the record with six. "Western Graduate gave us our first win of a major race here, so of course that was special," Burke said. "Every time we win (one of the major races) I think it's not going to be as special as before, but it is. It's just a great place. It's a place where you have a lot of fans and they're into the racing, so it's cool. "I'm hoping we can get another one," added the trainer, whose horses have hit the board in 56.9 percent of their 172 starts at the central Ohio half-mile oval. "We have a good feel for this track. We come here Saturday and we bring all the horses and they train here. It does give you an advantage, I think, if the horses go around here and get a feel for it. For a half-mile track, they're able to go so fast here that it does kind of pick them up a little bit." Warrawee Ubeaut brings a three-race win streak to the Jugette, which, like the Little Brown Jug, contests its eliminations and final on the same day. The filly, who won the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final in her most recent outing Sept. 7, has won seven of 12 races this season and hit the board in every start. Last year, she became the fastest 2-year-old pacer in history, winning in 1:48.3 at Lexington's Red Mile. "It's been all right," Burke said about Warrawee Ubeaut's year to date. "I'm not as disappointed as other people. Sometimes we put her in bad spots, but it was with the goal of making her a complete racehorse. And she's become that. She's now controllable, she can race either way. "The fillies that beat her sometimes just raced great. It wasn't that she raced bad; I can think of two times she got beat a nose by horses that just raced great. The fillies this year are very good. But now she seems to be a little sharper than maybe the other ones are. She's getting better all along. She seems to be coming to where we thought she would be." Warrawee Ubeaut, who has earned $1.07 million lifetime, will start her elimination from post one with driver Yannick Gingras. "She got a great draw," Burke said. "It's a good spot. She can do multiple things from there; it really gives her options. I'm excited for her." Burke, who won the Jugette in 2015 with Sassa Hanover and 2012 with Darena Hanover (and has finished second in four other editions of the race), is hoping Sylph Hanover and She's Allright can find their best form in Wednesday's first elimination. Sylph Hanover, a multiple-stakes-winner in 2018, has won only two of 13 races this season and has not finished better than fifth in her past five starts. She last won on July 19 when she captured the Nadia Lobell Stakes at Harrah's Hoosier Park. She's Allright, also a stakes-winner last season, has won one of 12 starts this year. "Sylph has been a disappointment," Burke said. "She has been a disaster. I brought her here and I trained her a first trip and I didn't like her at all. I trained her a second trip and she was way better after I made some changes. I still may make some changes. I think she is going to be better. I needed to spend some time with her and I think it helped. "She's Allright has been way better than her lines the last couple starts. She's had no luck. I thought, this is a place where we do good, I'll give her a shot. I know that filly is a decent filly. Maybe she's not the best filly but she will be competitive." Treacherous Reign, who beat Warrawee Ubeaut by a nose in the Fan Hanover Stakes on June 15, is the 6-5 favorite in the Jugette's first elimination. She is trained by Tony Alagna and will be driven by Dexter Dunn, starting from post four. The Jugette eliminations are races 15 and 16, with approximate post times of 3:27 p.m. (EDT) and 3:45 p.m., respectively. The top-four finishers from each division return for the $155,760 final, which is race 20, with an approximate post time of 4:57 p.m. Complete entries for the Jugette, as well as the Buckette for 3-year-old female trotters and Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters and pacers, can be found here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA    

Delaware, OH - The quartet of Southwind Ozzi, Shake That House, American Mercury and Stag Party lead a balanced harness racing field of 15 three-year-old pacers to compete for the $640,000 Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, to be held Thursday, September 19th at the Delaware County Fair. Southwind Ozzi is coming into the Jug with five wins in his last six starts, including the $253,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stake Final. The son of Somebeachsomewhere has won $515,263 for Vincent Ali, Jr. and Alma Iafelice. He has won 7 of 9 seasonal starts. Southwind Ozzi, who is trained by Bill MacKenzie, will leave from post four in the first elimination. Brian Sears was named to drive. Shake That House will leave from post three in the same elimination. The American Ideal colt has earned $452,804 during his career for Crawford Farms Racing, Alan Johnston and Northfork Racing Stable. Chris Oakes trains the $500,000 Max Hempt Memorial winner and Sears was also listed to drive Shake that House. Rounding out the first elimination contenders will be Stag Party from post seven. Although he is winless this season, he has earned $160,118 in 2019 and $674,486 during his 23 race career. The Bettor's Delight bay colt is owned by John Fielding, Mac Nichol, McKinlay & Fielding and trainer Casie Coleman's West Wins Stable. Coleman is a three time Jug champ and has asked the five-time Jug champion David Miller to drive. The $500,000 Messenger Stakes champion, American Mercury drew into the easier of the two eliminations, but will have to overcome post seven to advance to the $384,000 Jug Final. American Mercury has finished in the top three in all ten starts this season and has only missed the board in once during his 17 race career. Chria Oakes trains the American Ideal for Crawford Farms Racing, Northfork Racing Stable, Chuck Pompey and Scott Bice. Jug rookie Tyler Buter was listed to drive. The complete Little Brown Jug field and announced drivers: 1st Elimination - $128,000 1. Caviart Rockland by Sportswriter (Dexter Dunn/Nancy Johansson) 2. De Los Cielos Deo by Captaintreacherous (Yannick Gingras/Ron Burke) 3. Shake The House by American Ideal (Brian Sears/Chris Oakes) 4. Southwind Ozzi by Somebeachsomewhere (Brian Sears/William MacKenzie) 5. Air Force Hanover by Somebeachsomewhere (Simon Allard/Rene Allard) 6. U S Captain by Captaintreacherous(Jason Bartlett/Tony Alagna) 7. Stag Party by Bettor's Delight (David Miller/Casie Coleman) 2nd Elimination - $128,000 1. Semi Tough by Somebeachsomewhere (Matt Kakaley/Ron Burke) 2. Lyons Johnnyjnr by Well Said (Tim Tetrick/Jo Ann Looney-King) 3. Quatrain Blue Chip by Somebeachsomewhere (Aaron Merriman/Chris Oakes) 4. Artie's Ideal by American Ideal  (Marcus Miller/Erv Miller) 5. First and Fast by Shiaway Patrick (Brett Miller/Blake MacIntosh) 6. Spectrum by A Rocknroll Dance (A. Miller-Bongiorno/Nick Surick) 7. American Mercury by American Ideal (Tyler Buter/Chris Oakes) 8. Escapethebeach by Somebeachsomewhere (Joe Bongiorno/Tony Alagna) 2nd Heat will race for $384,000 by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

Delaware, OH - Wiggle It Jiggleit, the 2015 Little Brown Jug and 'Horse of the Year," is returning to the harness racing track at the Delaware County Fair in a conditioned event on Jug Day (Thursday, September 19). The 7-year-old gelded son of Mr Wiggles - Mozzi Hanover has been away from the track for nearly three years with back issues and has competed in four qualifying races at Harrah's Philadelphia preparing for Thursday's race. Wiggle It Jiggleit has won 38 of 51 career starts and more than $3.9 million for George Teague, Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership. He will leave from post #3 in the $5,250 event. Trainer Clyde Francis listed Montrell Teague as the driver. "We cannot thank Team Teague enough for considering the Delaware County Fair for Wiggle It Jiggleit's return," noted Delaware's Director of Racing, Tom Wright. "I am sure the 40,000 plus fans will enjoy seeing the champion back on the track." Post time on Jug Day will be 11:00 AM. For ticket, race information and the latest news, please visit littlebrownjug.com. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

Little Brown Jug and Jugette Entries The harness racing officials at the Delaware County Fair would like to remind the horsemen of some important deadlines for the 49th edition of the Jugette and the 74th edition of the Little Brown Jug. Sunday, September 15 10:00 AM - Jugette entry box closes Monday, September 16 10:00 AM - Little Brown Jug entry box closes 11:00 AM - Jugette entries must be in the Jugette Barn. Tuesday, September 17 11:00 AM - Little Brown Jug entries must be in the Jugette Barn. Driver Commissions New for 2019 at the Delaware County Fair, all driver commission fees (5%) will be paid and mailed directly to the driver. All owners and drivers must complete tax forms prior to the mailing of the checks. Forms will be available at the Log Cabin or can be found online at http://www.littlebrownjug.com/racing/horsemen.cfm. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

The annual charity auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday September 18 in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette. Over 125 items and services, including lots of harness racing items, will be offered in a silent auction via mobile bidding followed by a live auction of several premier items at 7:30 p.m. People will be able to view the items in advance and bid remotely from their mobile devices beginning at 11:00 a.m. To see the items and register to bid, visit: http://one.bidpal.net/prejugparty. New items will be added daily up to the event. Featured offerings include a South African Photo Safari, John Deere Lawn Tractor, Spyder Race Bike of choice, set of Nitro Wheels in color of choice and a charming 6' long Amish made wooden team of horses and wagon. These items along with vacations, harness racing art and memorabilia, jewelry, tickets to sporting events, home accessories, tack and professional services are all up for grabs at this exciting fundraising event. "We are able to offer some amazing horse racing art due to the generosity of Bobby and Pam Cline of Grove City. If you love horse racing or collect there are some fabulous pieces." stated Winnie Nemeth Standardbred Program Director for New Vocations. Come to the party or just support these two great organizations! Table sponsors are still being sought. FMI contact Dot Morgan (937) 947-4020 dot@horseadoption.com or Winnie Morgan Nemeth (734) 320-7918 winnie@horseadoption.com From New Vocations

Dot Morgan, executive director and facilities manager of the New Vocations racehorse adoption program, will be honored as the 2019 Lady Pace Honoree by the Delaware County Fair. A multitalented horsewoman, Morgan started the New Vocations racehorse adoption program in 1992 from her base in Laura, Ohio, and continues to this day as overseer of the organization's Standardbred division. New Vocations takes racehorses that are no longer competitive on the racetrack and helps them find a "new vocation," a second career, through its equine adoption program. More than 150 Standardbreds pass through New Vocations every year. As chief administrator, Morgan visits major equine events, produces newsletters and promotional/educational materials, and aids the group's finances with stallion auctions and the Pre-Jug Gala Benefit during Little Brown Jug week. She was a director of the Ohio Harness Horseman's Association for 17 years and an eight year trustee of the Christian Harness Horseman's Association. She was honored by the United States Harness Writers Association with their LeeAnne Pooler Unsung Hero Award in 2013. The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association honored Morgan with the Rambling Willie Award in 2015. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

This is the final week of the rankings prior to 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 #6 (Final Week) - September 10, 2018 1. (Last Week #4) Southwind Ozzi (1:48; $515,263) Owners: Vincent Ali, Jr. (NJ) and Alma Iafelice (NJ) Trainer: Bill MacKenzie Driver: Brian Sears 2. (Last Week #1) Captain Crunch (1:47.2s; $1,303,190) Owner: 3 Brothers Stables (NY), Christina Takter (NJ), Rojan Stables (DE) and Caviart Farms (VA) Trainer: Nancy Johansson Driver: Scott Zeron 3. (Last Week #2) American Mercury (1:49.4s; $508,463) Owners: Crawford Farms Racing (NY), Northfork Racing Stable (PA), Chuck Pompey (PA) and Scott Bice (ON) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Tyler Buter 4. (Last Week #6) Captain Victorious (1:48.3f; $433,278) Owners: The Captain V Stable (PA) Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Yannick Gingras 5. (Last Week #3) Best In Show (1:48; $539,138) 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 6. (Last Week #5) Shake That House (1:47.3s; $539,138) Owners: Crawford Farms Racing (NY), Alan Johnston (NY), and Northfork Racing Stable (PA) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Tyler Buter/Brian Sears 7. (Last Week #10) U S Captain (1:50.1; $165,783) Owners: Brittany Farms (KY), Bradley Grant (ONT), Joseph Barbera (NY) & U S Captain Racing (KY) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Dexter Dunn/Jason Bartlett 8. (Last Week #9) Stag Party (1:50.4; $660,295) Owner: John Fielding (ON), Mac Nichol (ON), McKinlay & Fielding (ON) and West Wins Stable (ON) Trainer: Casie Coleman Driver: Jonathan Drury 9. (Last Week #NR) Wild Wild Western (1:51.2f; $186,793) Owner: Jacobs Creek Racing (PA), Andrew Altobelli (PA) and John Deters (MI) Trainer: Norm Parker Driver: Mike Wilder 10. (Last Week #NR) Air Force Hanover (1:50.1f; $233,138) Owner: Go Fast Stable (OH), Gilbert Short (VA) and Kapildeo Singh (NY) Trainer: Rene Allard Driver: Simon Allard Upcoming Events September 13 Woodbine Mohawk Park Ontario Sire Stakes Leg September 13 Harrah's Hoosier Park Indiana Sire Stakes Leg September 14 Batavia Downs New York Sire Stakes Final September 15 Red Mile Kentucky Sire Stakes Final September 16 Little Brown Jug Entries Due (10:00 AM) by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

The Harness Racing Museum's Winner's Circle Gift Shop will be at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio, Monday, September 16 through Thursday, September 19, 2019. Our shop will be located east of the Log Cabin near the Jugette Barn. Start your holiday shopping before and between races. We are eager to show off many new items that will make shopping for the horse lovers on your list an easy task. A new selection of books, clothing items and toys will be in stock and ready to head home with you. If you have specific requests for merchandise, please let us know as soon as possible and we will gladly bring it to the fair and save you the expense of shipping your purchase. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY and is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and $4 per person for group docent-guided tours. For information on the Museum, membership, special events, gift shop services and educational programs the Museum offers, please call (845) 294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Museum  

For the next two 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 #5 - September 3, 2018 1. (Last Week #1) Captain Crunch (1:47.2s; $1,282,950) Owner: 3 Brothers Stables (NY), Christina Takter (NJ), Rojan Stables (DE) and Caviart Farms (VA) Trainer: Nancy Johansson Driver: Scott Zeron 2. (Last Week #5) American Mercury (1:49.4s; $508,463) Owners: Crawford Farms Racing (NY), Northfork Racing Stable (PA), Chuck Pompey (PA) and Scott Bice (ON) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Tyler Buter 3. (Last Week #2) Best In Show (1:48; $539,138) 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 #3) Southwind Ozzi (1:48; $388,763) Owners: Vincent Ali, Jr. (NJ) and Alma Iafelice (NJ) Trainer: Bill MacKenzie Driver: Brian Sears 5. (Last Week #4) 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 6. (Last Week #6) Captain Victorious (1:48.3f; $370,028) Owners: The Captain V Stable (PA) Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Yannick Gingras 7. (Last Week #7) Workin Ona Mystery (1:49s; $355,691) Owner: Diamond Creek Racing (PA), Stambaugh Leeman Stable (OH), Alan Keith (OH) and Wingfield Brothers LLC (OH) Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: Tim Tetrick 8. (Last Week #8) Semi Tough (1:50.3f; $377,443) 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 9. (Last Week #10) Stag Party (1:50.4; $660,295) 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) U S Captain (1:50.1; $158,283) Owners: Brittany Farms (KY), Bradley Grant (ONT), Joseph Barbera (NY) & U S Captain Racing (KY) Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Dexter Dunn/Jason Bartlett Upcoming Events September 7 Meadows Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Final September 7 The Red Mile Kentucky Sire Stake Leg

For the next three 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 #4 - August 27, 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) Best In Show (1:48; $506,982) 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 3. (Last Week #4) Southwind Ozzi (1:48; $388,763) Owners: Vincent Ali, Jr. (NJ) and Alma Iafelice (NJ) Trainer: Bill MacKenzie Driver: Brian Sears 4. (Last Week #3) 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 5. (Last Week #6) American Mercury (1:49.4s; $258,463) Owners: Crawford Farms Racing (NY), Northfork Racing Stable (PA), Chuck Pompey (PA) and Scott Bice (ON) Trainer: Chris Oakes Driver: Tyler Buter 6. (Last Week #8) Captain Victorious (1:48.3f; $370,028) Owners: The Captain V Stable (PA) Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Yannick Gingras 7. (Last Week #5) Workin Ona Mystery (1:49s; $355,691) Owner: Diamond Creek Racing (PA), Stambaugh Leeman Stable (OH), Alan Keith (OH) and Wingfield Brothers LLC (OH) Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: Tim Tetrick 8. (Last Week #7) Semi Tough (1:50.3f; $377,443) 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 9. (Last Week #9) Artie's Ideal (1:50.1f; $232,421) Owners: Bay Pond Racing Stable (PA) Trainer: Erv Miller Driver: Marcus Miller 10. (Last Week #10) Stag Party (1:50.4; $650,005) Owner: John Fielding (ON), Mac Nichol (ON), McKinlay & Fielding (ON) and West Wins Stable (ON) Trainer: Casie Coleman Driver: Jonathan Drury Upcoming Events August 29 Yonkers Raceway New York Sire Stakes Leg August 30 Harrah's Hoosier Park Indiana Sire Stakes Leg August 31 Yonkers Raceway Messenger Stake Final August 31 Woodbine Mohawk Park Simcoe Stakes September 1 Northfield Park Ohio Sire Stakes Final by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

For the next four 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 #3 - August 20, 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 #3) Best In Show (1:48; $506,982) 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 3. (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 4. (Last Week #4) 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 #5) 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 #7) 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 #8) Captain Victorious (1:48.3f; $348,771) Owners: The Captain V Stable (PA) Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Yannick Gingras 9. (Last Week #NR) Artie's Ideal (1:50.1f; $232,421) Owners: Bay Pond Racing Stable (PA) Trainer: Erv Miller Driver: Marcus Miller 10. (Last Week #9) Stag Party (1:50.4; $650,005) Owner: John Fielding (ON), Mac Nichol (ON), McKinlay & Fielding (ON) and West Wins Stable (ON) Trainer: Casie Coleman Driver: Jonathan Drury Upcoming Events August 23 Scioto Downs Ohio Sire Stakes Leg August 23 Meadows Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Leg August 24 Yonkers Raceway Messenger Stake Elim August 25 The Red Mile Kentucky Sire Stakes Leg by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

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

The long anticipated book titled THE VOICE: THE UNPARALLELED LIFE OF ROGER HUSTON has just been released. Written by Victoria M. Howard, the book on Harness Racing's #1 race announcer and Hall of Famer, Roger Huston, is available for purchase now. Huston has called more than 178,000 races, covering at least 144 tracks in nineteen states and eight countries. Known as 'The Voice' because of his booming vocal crescendo, when one hears that sound you instantly know a trotting or pacing race is imminent. THE VOICE: THE UNPARALLELED LIFE OF ROGER HUSTON contains priceless life stories of Huston's 60-year career as a race announcer. There are also 80 original photos of the sport's champion horses and top drivers as it takes you back to each and every Little Brown Jug and Adios. Through these pages you will experience the classic races in Harness Racing's history. Huston will be signing copies of the book Saturday, July 6 at The Hall of Fame in Goshen, New York from 10am -12 noon. BE THERE! For more information, contact: Roger Huston@Roger.Huston@meadowsgaming.com Now available @ at Amazon.com or AuthorHouse.com  

DELAWARE, OHIO -- Two-year-old sustaining payments for the 75th edition of the Little Brown Jug, the 50th Jugette, the 68th Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old open trot) and the 69th Buckette (3-year-old filly trot) are due March 15. These payments are for foals of 2017 and will be raced in 2020. 2-year-olds not nominated in the May 15, 2018 yearling payment, may be made eligible thru a supplemental nomination fee of $400 due on or before the March 15, 2019 payment. This supplemental payment is in addition to the normal March 15 payment. Sustaining payments are also due for the 80th Standardbred two-year-old colt and filly stakes for foals of 2017 to be raced in 2019. The $965,000 est. Ohio Breeders Championships require a single $300 nomination payment due March 15, 2019 with no further sustaining payments required. Returning to the 2019 Delaware County Fair race schedule are $15,000 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 2019. The OFRC events require either a $75 nomination fee for just the Delaware County Fair or $330 for all the OFRC events. Nominations for the BSS and ORFC events must be postmarked by March 15, 2019 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 15 and will run through Thursday, September 19. 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. 75 (3-Year Old Open Pace to be raced in 2020) $500 Jugette No. 50 (3-Year Old Filly Pace to be raced in 2020) $400 Old Oaken Bucket No. 68 (3-Year Old Open Trot to be raced in 2020) $300 Buckette (3-Year Old Filly Trot to be raced in 2020) $200 Standardbred No. 80 (2-year-old Colt Pace to be raced in 2019) $400 Standardbred No. 80 (2-year-old Colt Trot to be raced in 2019) $400 Standardbred No. 80 (2-year-old Filly Pace to be raced in 2019) $300 Standardbred No. 80 (2-year-old Filly Trot to be raced in 2019) $300 March 15 Nominating Fees: Ohio Breeders Championships (To be raced in 2019) $300 Buckeye Stallion Stakes* (To be raced in 2019) $250 Ohio Fair Racing Conference* (2 and 3 Year Old Events to be raced in 2019) $75 or $330 * Send payments to the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association  

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