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By Dave Bianconi, for Little Brown Jug — Delaware, OH – For the next five weeks, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director Jay Wolf will rank 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. This week Dave Bianconi, provided his look into the top 10.

Top 10 Little Brown Jug Eligibles

Week #4 – August 29, 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. Seven Colors (1:48.1h; $371,370) – Last Week #3

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

Trainer: Andrew Harris

Driver: Dexter Dunn

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

Owner: Diamond Creek Racing (PA)

Trainer: Nancy Takter

Driver: Yannick Gingras

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

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

Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore

Drivers: Jody Jamieson/David Miller

5. Thunder Hunter Joe (1:49.2s; $268,526) – Last Week #7

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

Trainer:  Nicholas DeVita

Driver: Tyler Buter

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

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

Trainer: Tony Alagna

Driver: Todd McCarthy

7. Voukefalas (1:48.1; $497,500) – Last Week #6

Owner: Michael N. Pagonas (NJ)

Trainer: Michael Russo

Driver: Jordan Stratton

8. Ken Hanover (1:49f; $364,881) – Last Week #10

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

Trainer: Roland Mallar

Drivers: David Miller/Tim Tetrick

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

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

Trainer: Anthony Beaton

Driver: James MacDonald

10. Moment Is Here (1:49s; $290,533) – Last Week #9

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

Trainer:  Robert McIntosh

Driver: James MacDonald

Upcoming Events

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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