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Edited Press Release – 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. 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 #1 – August 8, 2023

1. It’s My Show (1:47.4f; $564,215)

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

Trainer: Linda Toscano

Driver: Scott Zeron

2. Cannibal (1:48.1; $369,978)

Owner: Diamond Creek Racing (PA)

Trainer: Nancy Takter

Driver: Yannick Gingras

3. Voukefalas (1:48.1; $298,658)

Owner: Michael N. Pagonas (NJ)

Trainer: Michael Russo

Driver: Jordan Stratton

4. Redwood Hanover (1:49s; $188,939)

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

Trainer: Anthony Beaton

Driver: James MacDonald

5. Seven Colors (1:48.1f; $198,398)

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

Trainer: Brian Brown

Driver: Tim Tetrick/Dexter Dunn

6. Hungry Angel Boy (1:48.2; $246,645)

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

Trainer: Tony Alagna

Driver: Todd McCarthy

7. Stockade Seelster (1:49.3s; $824,820)

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

Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore

Drivers: Jody Jamieson

8. Thunder Hunter Joe (1:49.2s; $177,716)

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

Trainer:  Nicholas DeVita

Driver: Tyler Buter

9. Ammo (1:50.3f; $466,189)

Owners: Val D’Or Farms (SC) & Theodore Gewertz (NY)

Trainer: Joe Holloway

Driver: David Miller 

10. Moment Is Here (1:49s; $258,941)

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

Trainer:  Robert McIntosh

Driver: James MacDonald

Upcoming Events

August 9                Indiana State Fair                                             Horseman Stake

August 12              MGM Northfield Park                                     Carl Milstein Memorial

August 13              Rideau Carleton Raceway                             Ontario Sire Stake Gold Leg

August 14              The Red Mile                                                   Kentucky Sire Stake Leg

August 18              Harrah’s Hoosier Park                                     Indiana Sire Stake Leg

August 19              Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs                Max Hempt Memorials

August 20              Tioga Downs                                                      New York Sire Stake Leg

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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