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By Jay Wolf for Little Brown Jug — For the next five weeks, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director Jay Wolf will rank the top 10 horses eligible for the 77th edition of the Little Brown Jug to be contested on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Top 10 Little Brown Jug Eligibles

Week #1 – August 17, 2022

1. Beach Glass (1:47.2; $774,920)

Owner: Schooner II Stable (NS)

Trainer: Brent Macgrath

Driver: Yannick Gingras

2. Pebble Beach (1:48.4; $917,650)

Owners: Patricia Stable (NY), Joe Sbrocco (OH), Country Club Acres (OH) & Laexpressfoderadeovolente (NJ)

Trainer: Noel Daley

Driver: Todd McCarthy

3. I Did It Myway (1:48.1; $298,658)

Owners: Country Club Acres (OH), Joe Sbrocco (OH), Don Latore (OH) & Alagna and Fodera Racing (NJ)

Trainer: Tony Alagna

Driver: Andrew McCarthy

4. Fourever Boy (1:51.1f; $307,722)

Owner: Micki Rae Stables (MA) & Tim Twaddle (PA)

Trainer: Tim Twaddle

Driver: Dexter Dunn/Mike Wilder

5. Early Action (1:49.4; $491,905)

Owners: Val D’Or Farms (NJ) & Theodore Gewertz (NY) 

Trainer: Joe Holloway

Driver: Brian Sears

6. Market Based (1:48.4; $296,019)

Owners: Chuck Pompey (PA), Edwin Gold (PA) & H And M Taylor Stable (PA)

Trainer: Nancy Takter

Driver: Andrew McCarthy

7. Greatest Ending (1:50.3s; $78,342)

Owner: Reginald Petitpas (NB)

Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore

Drivers: Mark MacDonald/Sylvain Filion

8. Nigh Hawk (1:48.4f; $268,872)

Owners: Leeman Lombardo Stable (OH), Joe Sbrocco (OH), In The Gym Partners (NY) & Acadia Farms (OH)

Trainer:  Brian Brown

Driver: David Miller

9. Ario Hanover (1:49.4s; $81,637)

Owners: Kirk Nichols (OH), AWS Stables (OH), Joe Sbrocco (OH) & Rich Lombardo Racing (OH)

Trainer: Brian Brown

Driver: David Miller 

10. Huntanover (1:52.2s; $70,608)

Owner: Purple Haze Stables (NY)

Trainer:  George Ducharme

Driver: Tyler Buter

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August 21              Tioga Downs                                                      New York Sire Stakes Leg

August 23              The Red Mile                                                   Kentucky Sire Stake Leg

August 26              Woodbine Mohawk Park                              Ontario Sire Stake Gold Leg

September 3        The Meadows                                                   Pennsylvania Sire Stake Final

September 3        Eldorado Scioto Downs                                  Ohio Sire Stake Leg

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