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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 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 #2 – August 17, 2021

1. (Last Week #1) Perfect Sting (1:48.1; $909,233)

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

Trainer: Joe Holloway

Driver: David Miller

2. (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

3. (Last Week #3) Southwind Gendry (1:49.1; $847,641)

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 #5) 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

5. (Last Week #4) Lawless Shadow (1:48.3; $728,130)

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

6. (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

7. (Last Week #8) Water Sports Teen (1:48.2; $179,080)

Owner: Joshua Jay Graber (MI)

Trainer:  Jennifer Bongiorno

Driver: Joe Bongiorno

8. (Last Week #7) One Eight Hundred (1:48; $131,239)

Owners: – Brixton Medical (NJ) & Nancy Takter (NJ)

Trainer: Nancy Takter

Driver: Tim Tetrick

9. (last Week #9) Town Gossip (1:51.1: $266,008)

Owner: Robert M Weinstein (NY)

Trainer:  Jennifer Bongiorno

Driver: Joe Bongiorno

10. (Last Week NR) Mysweetboymax (1:51.3; $170,600)

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

Trainer: Sam DePinto

Driver: David Miller & Jason Bartlett

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