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By Jay Wolf, Little Bown Jug — The top 10 horses eligible for the 78th edition of the $1,000,000 (est.) Little Brown Jug to be contested on Thursday, September 21, 2023. In a special feature for 2023, there will be a pair of guest pickers during Weeks #4 and #5. Dave Bianconi, analyst on the Little Brown Jug simulcast show, and Brad Conrad, long-time track photographer at the Delaware County Fair, will provide their selections on August 29 and September 5.

Top 10 Little Brown Jug Eligibles

Week #3 – August 23, 2023

1. It’s My Show (1:46.4; $624,215) – Last Week #1

Owner: Richard P. Young (FL) and Joanne Young (FL)

Trainer: Linda Toscano

Driver: Scott Zeron

2. Cannibal (1:48.1; $429,978) – Last Week #2

Owner: Diamond Creek Racing (PA)

Trainer: Nancy Takter

Driver: Yannick Gingras

3. Seven Colors (1:48.1h; $348,398) – Last Week #3

Owners: William A. Pollock (NJ), Bruce M. Areman (NJ) & Andrew S. Harris (NJ)

Trainer: Andrew Harris

Driver: Dexter Dunn

4. Stockade Seelster (1:49.3s; $957,984) – Last Week #5

Owners: Sally A. MacDonald (PE) & Paul G. MacDonald (ON)

Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore

Drivers: Jody Jamieson/David Miller

5. Hungry Angel Boy (1:48.2; $270,645) – Last Week #7

Owners: Alagna Racing (NJ), Pryde Stables (ON), Pit Bull Stable (NJ) & Brittany, Head, Riverview Racing (KY)

Trainer: Tony Alagna

Driver: Todd McCarthy

6. Voukefalas (1:48.1; $298,658) – Last Week #4

Owner: Michael N. Pagonas (NJ)

Trainer: Michael Russo

Driver: Jordan Stratton

7. Thunder Hunter Joe (1:49.2s; $209,216) – Last Week #9

Owners: David R. Hamm (DE), Glenn R. Phillips (DE), Christopher Giaccio (NY) & Devita Racing Stable (NY)

Trainer:  Nicholas DeVita

Driver: Tyler Buter

8. Redwood Hanover (1:49s; $209,939) – Last Week #6

Owners: Mac T. Nichol (ON), Anthony B. Beaton (ON), McKinlay & Fielding (ON) & David L. Mercer (NS)

Trainer: Anthony Beaton

Driver: James MacDonald

9. Moment Is Here (1:49s; $286,278) – Last Week #8

Owners: Robert McIntosh Stables (ON), Al McIntosh Holdings (ON), Frank D. Baldachino (NJ) & Mardon Stables (ON)

Trainer:  Robert McIntosh

Driver: James MacDonald

10. Ken Hanover (1:49f; $353,395) – Last Week #NR

Owners: Roland Maller (PA), Patrick Leavitt (ME), William Jordan (ME) & Dennis Osterholt (FL)

Trainer: Roland Mallar

Drivers: David Miller/Tim Tetrick

Upcoming Events

August 25              Harrah’s Hoosier Park                                     Indiana Sire Stake Leg

August 25              Hollywood Gaming at the Meadows        Pennsylvania Sire Stake Leg

August 26              Eldorado Scioto Downs                                  Ohio Sire Stake Leg

August 27              Tioga Downs                                                      Empire Breeders Classic

September 1        Woodbine Mohawk Park                              Ontario Sire Stakes Leg

September 3        Harrah’s Philadelphia                                     Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Final

September 3        Harrah’s Philadelphia                                     Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Consolation

September 4        The Red Mile                                                      Kentucky Sire Stakes Leg

September 5        Harrah’s Hoosier Park                                     Hoosier Cup Elimination

Supplement Information

Any three-year-old pacer not currently eligible for the 78th Little Brown Jug may, with a payment of $45,000, supplement to the 2023 Little Brown Jug. Supplemental entries are due by Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Those currently eligible must submit their entry by Monday, September 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

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