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By Jay Wolf for Little Brown Jug -– Delaware, OH — For the next three weeks, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director Jay Wolf will rank the top 10 horses eligible for the 76th edition of the Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association, to be contested on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Top 10 Little Brown Jug Eligibles

Week #4 – August 31, 2021

1. (Last Week #1) Perfect Sting (1:48.1; $ 984,233)

Owners: Brittany Farms (KY) and Val D’Or Farms (NJ)

Trainer: Joe Holloway

Driver: David Miller

2. (Last Week #2) Lawless Shadow (1:48.2; $791,064)

Owners: Dr. Ian Moore (ON), R G McGroup (NB), Serge Savard (QC) & Frank Cannon (FL)

Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore

Drivers: Mark MacDonald & Bob McClure

3. (Last Week #3) Southwind Gendry (1:49.1; $862,641)

Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Phillip Collura (PA), Knox Services (OH) & J&T Silva- Purnel & Libby (FL)

Trainer: Ron Burke

Driver: Yannick Gingras

4. (Last Week #4) Rockyroad Hanover (1:48.1M; $291,864)

Owners: Riverview Racing (FL), Bradley Grant (ON), Kenneth Jacobs (NY) & Plouffe Head and VJ Stable (FL)

Trainer: Tony Alagna

Driver: Dexter Dunn

5. (Last Week #7) Town Gossip (1:49.4: $332,008)

Owner: Robert M Weinstein (NY)

Trainer:  Jennifer Bongiorno

Driver: Joe Bongiorno

6. (Last Week #5) American Courage * (1:49.4; $528,664)

Owner: Fiddler’s Creek Stables (MI)

Trainer: Travis Alexander

Driver: Matt Kakaley

* Is eligible to supplement into the Little Brown Jug for $45,000

7. (Last Week #8) Whichwaytothebeach (1:49.2; $323,727)

Owners: – Alan Johnston (NY) & John Craig (ON)

Trainer: Brett Pelling

Driver: Andrew McCarthy & Sylvain Filion

8. (Last Week #6) Lou’s Pearlman (1:47.4; $297,181)

Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi (PA), Elizabeth Novak (FL) & Howard Taylor (PA)

Trainer: Ron Burke

Driver: Yannick Gingras 

9. (Last Week #10) Abuckabett Hanover (1:49.1; $295,771)

Owners: Crawford Farms Racing (NY), Alagna Racing (NJ), Jablonsky Held Stable (NY) & Barbera N. Wienick Stable (NY) 

Trainer: Tony Alagna

Driver: Andrew McCarthy

10. (Last Week NR) I’ll Drink To That (1:50.2; $229,489)

Owners: Craig Henderson (IL), Lawrence Minowitz (CT), Robert Mondillo (OH) & Oompa`s Farm Inc (NJ)

Trainer: Chris Ryder

Driver: David Miller & Todd McCarthy

Upcoming Events

September 4        The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono        Pennsylvania Sire Stake Final

September 4        Woodbine Mohawk Park                              North America Cup Eliminations

September 5        MGM Northfield Park                                     Ohio Sire Stake Final

September 5        Harrah’s Hoosier Park                                     Indiana Sire Stake Leg

September 10      Yonkers Raceway                                             New York Sire Stake Final

September 11      Woodbine Mohawk Park                              North America Cup Final

September 12      The Red Mile                                                      Kentucky Sire Stake Leg

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