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By Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug – For the next six 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 #2 – August 16, 2023

1. It’s My Show (1:46.4; $604,215) – Last Week #1

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

Trainer: Linda Toscano

Driver: Scott Zeron

2. Cannibal (1:48.1; $389,978) – Last Week #2

Owner: Diamond Creek Racing (PA)

Trainer: Nancy Takter

Driver: Yannick Gingras

3. Seven Colors (1:48.1h; $348,398) – Last Week #5

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

Trainer: Andrew Harris

Driver: Dexter Dunn

4. Voukefalas (1:48.1; $298,658) – Last Week #3

Owner: Michael N. Pagonas (NJ)

Trainer: Michael Russo

Driver: Jordan Stratton

5. Stockade Seelster (1:49.3s; $882,984) – Last Week #7

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

Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore

Drivers: Jody Jamieson

6. Redwood Hanover (1:49s; $209,939) – Last Week #4

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

Trainer: Anthony Beaton

Driver: James MacDonald

7. Hungry Angel Boy (1:48.2; $246,645) – Last Week #6

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

Trainer: Tony Alagna

Driver: Todd McCarthy

8. Moment Is Here (1:49s; $286,278) – Last Week #10

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

Trainer:  Robert McIntosh

Driver: James MacDonald

9. Thunder Hunter Joe (1:49.2s; $177,716) – Last Week #8

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

Trainer:  Nicholas DeVita

Driver: Tyler Buter

10. Ammo (1:50.3f; $466,189) – Last Week #9

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

Trainer: Joe Holloway

Driver: David Miller 

Upcoming Events

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

August 22              The Red Mile                                                      Kentucky Sire Stake Leg

August 25              Harrah’s Hoosier Park                                     Indiana Sire Stake Leg

August 25              Hollywood Gaming at the Meadows        Pennsylvania Sire Stake Leg

August 26              Eldorado Scioto Downs                                  Ohio Sire Stake Leg

August 27              Tioga Downs                                                      Empire Breeders Classic

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