Little Brown Jug returns to Delaware Ohio Fairgrounds
The Delaware Ohio Fairgrounds’ Little Brown Jug meet starts on Sunday, Sept. 20 and continues until Thursday, Sept. 24. Many races fill the cards around the featured "Jug" and "Jugette" on Wednesday and Thursday.
Join us now as we present some of the classier races worthy of your wagering dollar.
Sunday, Sept. 20
The Ohio Breeders Championship (OBC) series offers a few divisions for two-year-old filly pacers. This is division one for the day. Ron Burke offers two in the field of six. One of them, #1 Summer Touch, has won twice as much money as the next highest entry in the field. However, #3 Sentimental, could get a perfect trip behind Burke’s filly and have a few steps more at the finish line at a better price.
The second $61k OBC filly-pace division has a filly that could surprise the top earners and pay well. This is #3 Leave Her Wild, who just qualified at rocket speed and has hit the board in six of seven starts.
Monday, Sept. 21
This $17k freshman filly pace, a part of the Buckeye Stallion Series, looks perfect for #1 Heavenissofaraway. Trainer Anette Lorentzon has this young filly by the promising pacing sire Racing Hill on target to make the rest of this season more profitable and her next season a six-digit-earned financial success. Anette’s equine students thrive on the half-mile tracks, specifically Yonkers, where she sends plenty to the winner’s circle.
Christopher Beaver’s #2 Kikimora is good enough to meet the Hambletonian Oaks group but as an Ohio-bred soph filly trotter, takes on a small group in an OBC worth $46k. She may not even be the favorite, with that stature going to Burke’s #5 A Fancy Face.
This Ohio Fair race ($17k for freshman trotters) exclaims the productivity of the sire Uncle Peter. Both of the fillies in this field sired by the low-profile Takter-trained horse from his powder keg stable, should command this field.
The Uncle Peter filly on the inside, #2 Itscheaprtokeepher, hit the board seven of 10 times this season, while on the outside, #8 Miss Georgie has won three of eight. The former has the edge, as post 8 is the "death seat" at this Ohio track, but neither should be surprising as a winner (the latter, of course, offering higher odds by the nature of her launch post).
The second OBC for the glamour-girl trotters is a tougher group than the first, even though there is a standout that the crowd will hammer at the windows. #2 Guinevere Hall has not lost among her division on the Ohio circuit in seven starts. Melanie Wrenn’s filly has earned nearly $3 million going into the race.
The other five she faces, however, may take advantage of the speedy four turns at Delaware that have besieged many a trotter over the years. Pamela Young’s outsider, Tootie, is bound to provide trouble for the win-perfect favorite. Finding a good, ground-saving trip, this filly can pull on some burning-up speed and have the right step to get across the finish line at a good price.