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By Jay Wolf for Little Brown Jug — For the next four 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 #3 – August 24, 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 #5) 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 and 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 #2) 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 #4) American Courage * (1:49.4; $517,583)

Owner: Fiddler’s Creek Stables (MI)

Trainer: Travis Alexander

Driver: Matt Kakaley

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

6. (Last Week NR) 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 

7. (Last Week #9) Town Gossip (1:51.1: $280,008)

Owner: Robert M Weinstein (NY)

Trainer:  Jennifer Bongiorno

Driver: Joe Bongiorno

8. (Last Week NR) Whichwaytothebeach (1:50.1; $289,658)

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

Trainer: Brett Pelling

Driver: Andrew McCarthy

9. (Last Week 10) Mysweetboymax (1:51.3; $210,400)

Owners: Robert Horowitz (NJ) & Brandon Horowitz (NJ)

Trainer: Sam DePinto

Driver: David Miller & Jason Bartlett

10. (Last Week #6) 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

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