It’s another year to celebrate America’s Great Pace, the Little Brown Jug. It means a week of local Ohio stakes mixed with Grand Circuitry, so to speak, and starring some of the season’s top start in every division.
It all takes place in Delaware, Ohio, on the speedy but narrow half-mile track at the fairgrounds. The $552,551 Little Brown Jug is the second jewel in the Pacing Triple Crown and requires a horse to win twice to be declared the champion.
The top three finishers from three elimination heats advance to the second heat. If a first-round winner also wins the second heat, he is declared the winner. If another horse wins, then a four-horse race-off is held to determine the winner. The last race-off was in 2000, when Astreos defeated Gallo Blue Chip, George Scooter and Profita.
Little Brown Jug Future Wagering
Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will start at 12 noon ET Thursday, August 29 and continues through 11 p.m. Sunday, September 1.
The second future pool will be from noon Sunday, September 15 through 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 18 the first three afternoons of Grand Circuit racing at the Delaware County Fair.
The minimum future wager is $1.00 and all future wagers are win wagering only. The winner of each pool will be determined by the official first-place finisher in the 2013 Little Brown Jug to be raced Thursday, September 19.
Select *Jug Future Wager in the selection of tracks for the Little Brown Jug Future Wager.
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Opening day in Delaware, OH a wonderland of handicapping mystery
Saturday, September 14, 2013 – by Frank Cotolo
Opening day of the Delaware, Ohio “Jug” meeting is a wonderland of mystery, with conditioned events that many handicapping textbooks urge bettors to dismiss.
I am thrilled with some personal investment opportunities I see on opening day and I am going to share some of them. The horses I will mention may or may not wind up to be bets for me, since I wait for the betting to be near done before I measure the value based on my demands for a price. So what I present are my suggested contenders, all of which I hope will be ignored by many bettors and become valuable elements in some aspect of betting the race (win, place, show or exotics).
Frosh trots that feature maidens are specialties of mine because I enjoy getting a good price on a horse that is green with potential to win because he or she is not a proven loser having raced lightly. This is why I feel Mannerism will be in the thick of this n/w 1 event. Toss out his debut, a Review Stake at Springfield; his Lexington qualifier is good enough to offer promise here.
In Race 2 the crowd should ignore Don’t Muff It Up but we like his clean race at Lexington, where he showed speed and toss out his recent pair, both with excuses (a break and a bad post).
In Race 3 we may support Bella Fever. She has been steady in Ohio Fair Stakes company and at the rail may be able to use her speed, which could be much better on a fast track than on the good conditions she has dealt with in her last six.
In Race 5 there is Pointe De Vue, from a layoff after breaks and bad trips. She has raced with better and has back class that may show against these.
In Race 6 Milliron Pete has two recent races that, if duplicated, could take this one. He may be nearer to the top early to close well late.
In Race 7 Supreme Day, though he has been short, may have enough speed to take this field from gate to finish; the half-mile format may be best for him.
In Race 12 we make a case for Prakasmakesperfect. Off of his Raceway Park mile last out he looks to have what it takes to plow through the suspicious speed around him.
In Race 13 we see Crown Time Keeper with a chance to use his speed properly.
In Race 14, Like A Dream can race back to his Sept. 4 Lexington mile, where he was almost the choice and he almost won.
We will be watching these and their prices and we hope you can profit using them in any way you wager.
Fastest Jug Heats
Lonestar Legend, 1:49.3, 2008 (Colt)
Fan Hanover, 1:56.3, 1981 (Filly)
Cactus Creek, 1:50.3, 2006 (Gelding)
Filly Winners of Jug
Fan Hanover (1981)
Largest Jug Field
30 starters, won by Nick’s Fantasy (1995)
29 starters, won by No Pan Intended (2003)
29 starters, won by Bettor’s Delight (2001)
Smallest Jug Field
7 starters, won by Ensign Hanover (1948)
7 starters, won by Bret Hanover (1965)
Record Jug Purse
Record Jug Winners Purse
$256,491, Bettor’s Delight (2001)
$245,593, Million Dollar Cam (2002)
Record Jug Day Attendance
Record Jug Day Handle (off track)
Record Jug Day Handle (on track)
Highest Jug Mutuels
Win, $114.80 (2000)
Place, $148.60 (1978)
Show, $20.80 (2002)
Perfecta, $1,366.60 (1992)
Trifecta, $9,468.60 (1992)
Superfecta, $19,427.70 (2003)
Highest Fair Mutuels
Win, $391.40 (1945)
Place, $332.00 (1984)
Show, $105.20 (1986)
Perfecta, $6,023.80 (1989)
Trifecta, $28,473.40 (2002)
Superfecta, $19,908.20 (2003)
Daily Double, $1,215.20 (1994)
Most Wins by a Driver in a Week
Brett Miller, 17 wins (2006)
David Miller, 17 wins (1997)
Brett Miller, 14 wins (2005)
Brett Miller, 14 wins (2003)
Most Wins by a Driver in a Single Day
David Miller, 10 wins (Thursday 2003)
Luc Ouellette, 7 wins (Thursday 2004)
David Miller, 7 wins (Sunday 1997)
Jug Winners by Sires
Meadow Skipper, 4
Cam Fella, 4
Billy Direct, 3
Leading Jug Drivers by Wins
Mike Lachance, 5 (1988, 89, 94, 97, & 01)
William Haughton, 5 (1955, 64, 68, 69, & 74)
Stanley Dancer, 4 (1961, 62, 70, & 76)
Leading Jug Trainers by Wins
William Haughton, 6 (1955, 64, 68, 69, 74, & 85)
Stanley Dancer, 4 (1961, 62, 70, & 76)
Past Jug Winners
|2012||$390,040||Michael’s Power||Scott Zeron||1:50|
|2011||$526,800||Big Bad John||David Miller||1:50|
|2010||$604,100||Rock N Roll Heaven||Daniel Dube||1:49.2|
|2009||$609,150||Well Said||Ron Pierce||1:51.1|
|2008||$551,225||Shadow Play||David Miller||1:49.3|
|2007||$480,000||Tell All||Jody Jamieson||1:52|
|2006||$541,000||Mr. Feelgood||Mark MacDonald||1:50.3|
|2003||$605,050||No Pan Intended (*)||David Miller||1:53|
|2002||$618,625||Million Dollar Cam||Luc Ouellette||1:50.2|
|2001||$646,050||Bettor’s Delight||Michel Lachance||1:51.4|
|1999||$543,978||Blissfull Hall (*)||Ron Pierce||1:55.3|
|1998||$566,630||Shady Character||Ron Pierce||1:52.3|
|1997||$605,210||Western Dreamer (*)||Michel Lachance||1:51.1|
|1996||$542,240||Armbro Operative||Jack Moiseyev||1:51.2|
|1995||$543,670||Nick’s Fantasy||John Campbell||1:51.2|
|1994||$512,830||Magical Mike||Michel Lachance||1:52.3|
|1993||$465,500||Life Sign||John Campbell||1:52|
|1992||$556,210||Fake Left||Ron Waples||1:54.4|
|1991||$575,150||Precious Bunny||Jack Moiseyev||1:55|
|1990||$468,610||Beach Towel||Ray Remmen||1:53.3|
|1989||$500,020||Goalie Jeff||Michel Lachance||1:54.1|
|1988||$486,050||B.J. Scoot||Michel Lachance||1:52.3|
|1987||$412,330||Jaguar Spur||Dick Stillings||1:55.3|
|1986||$407,684||Barberry Spur||Bill O’Donnell||1:52.4|
|1984||$366,717||Colt Fortysix||Chris Boring||1:55|
|1983||$358,800||Ralph Hanover (*)||Ron Waples||1:55.3|
|1981||$243,799||Fan Hanover (**)||Glen Garnsey||1:56.3|
|1980||$207,361||Niatross (*)||Clint Galbraith||1:54.4|
|1979||$226,455||Hot Hitter||Herve Filion||1:55.3|
|1978||$186,760||Happy Escort||Bill Popfinger||1:57.2|
|1977||$150,000||Governor Skipper||John Chapman||1:56.1|
|1976||$153,799||Keystone Ore||Stanley Dancer||1:57|
|1974||$132,630||Armbro Omaha||Billy Haughton||1:57|
|1973||$120,000||Melvin’s Woe||Joe O’Brien||1:57.3|
|1972||$104,916||Strike Out||Keith Waples||1:56.3|
|1970||$100,110||Most Happy Fella (*)||Stanley Dancer||1:57.1|
|1969||$109,731||Laverne Hanover||Billy Haughton||2:00.2|
|1968||$104,226||Rum Customer (*)||Billy Haughton||1:59.3|
|1967||$84,778||Best Of All||James Hackett||1:59.1|
|1966||$74,616||Romeo Hanover (*)||George Sholty||1:59.3|
|1965||$71,447||Bret Hanover (*)||Frank Ervin||1:57|
|1964||$66,590||Vicar Hanover||Billy Haughton||2:01|
|1962||$75,038||Lehigh Hanover||Stanley Dancer||1:58.4|
|1961||$70,069||Henry T. Adios||Stanley Dancer||1:58.4|
|1960||$66,510||Bullet Hanover||John Simpson,Sr.||1:58.3|
|1959||$76,582||Adios Butler (*)||Clint Hodgins||1:59.2|
|1958||$65,252||Shadow Wave||Joe O’Brien||2:01|
|1956||$52,666||Noble Adios||John Simpson,Sr.||2:00.4|
|1955||$66,608||Quick Chief||Billy Haughton||2:01|
|1954||$69,322||Adios Harry||Morris MacDonald||2;01.3|
|1952||$60,463||Meadow Rice||Curly Smart||2:01.3|
|1951||$66,280||Tar Heel||Del Cameron||2:00|
|1950||$56,525||Dudley Hanover||Delvin Miller||2:02.3|
|1949||$58,281||Good Time||Frank Ervin||2:03.2|
|1948||$47,528||Knight Dream||Frank Safford||2:07.1|
|1947||$38,200||Forbes Chief||Del Cameron||2:05|
|1946||$35,358||Ensign Hanover||Curly Smart||2:03.1|