For the next three weeks Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will rank the top 10 eligibles for the 70th Little Brown Jug brought to you by Fazoli’s.
This year's Little Brown Jug, the third and final leg of harness racing's Triple Crown for pacers, will be held on Thursday, September 24.
Week #3 – September 1, 2015
1. (Last Week #1). Wiggle It Jiggleit (1:47.4; $1,493,144)
Owner: George Teague, Jr. Inc. (DE)
Trainer: Clyde Francis
Driver: Montrell Teague
He was the overwhelming choice in the LBJ Future Wager Pool #1. His connections indicate that they will give Wiggle It Jiggleit a break between now and the Jug.
2. (Last Week #2) Dudes The Man (1:48.4; $572,913)
Owners: M & L of Delaware, LLC (DE) and Victoria Dickenson (DE)
Trainer: Jessica Okusko
Driver: Corey Callahan/George Brennan
Dudes The Man has the coveted rail position in this weekends $500,000 Messenger Stakes at Yonkers Raceway.
3. (Last Week #4) Lost For Words (1:49.3; $496,211)
Owners: Country Club Acres (OH), William Robinson (OH), Richard Lombardo (OH) & Strollin Stable (OH)
Trainer: Brian Brown
Driver: David Miller
Finished second behind Wakizashi Hanover in the final leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on August 28. Drew the outside post #8 in the $350,000 PASS Final at Pocono Downs.
4. (Last Week #3) In The Arsenal (1:49.1; $797,903)
Owners: White Birch Farm (NJ) and In The Arsenal Racing (NJ)
Trainer: Kelvin Harrison
Driver: Brian Sears
Will be leaving from post #3 in the Messenger Stakes this Saturday night.
5. (Last Week #5) Artspeak (1:48.4; $1,215,637)
Owners: Brittany Farms (KY), Marvin Katz (ON), Joe Sbrocco (OH) & In The Gym Partners (NY)
Trainer: Tony Alagna
Driver: Scott Zeron
Did not race last week.
6. (Last Week #8) Rockin In Heaven (1:50.0; $343,301)
Owner: Dr. Ian Moore (ON), Douglas Polley (NS), Francois Lecomte (QC) & Gordon McComb (NS)
Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore
Driver: David Miller/Trevor Henry
He won his leg of the $60,200 New York Sire Stake at Batavia Downs on August 30.
7. (Last Week #7) Dealt A Winner (1:47.3; $363,439)
Owner: Jeffrey Snyder (NY)
Trainer: Mark Silva
Driver: David Miller
The son of Cams Card Shark continues his quest for the pacing Triple Crown. He will start from post #5 in the $500,000 Messenger Stakes.
8. (Last Week #9) My Hero Ron (1:49.2; $221,463)
Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi (PA), Lawrence Karr (NJ) & Frank Baldachino (NJ)
Trainer: Ron Burke
Drivers: Yannick Gingras/Matt Kakaley
Won a $61,072 division of the PASS at the Meadows on August 28 in a lifetime best 1:49.2.
9. (Last Week #6) Split The House (1:48.3; $177,200)
Owners: Scott Horner (ON), Peter 3 Milligan (ON) & James Dean (ON)
Trainer: James Dean
Driver: Randy Waples
The son of Rocknroll Hanover did not race last weekend.
10. (Last Week NR) Reverend Hanover (1:51.1; $277,000)
Owners: West Wins Stable (ON), Steve Calhoun (ON) & Anthony Beaton (ON)
Trainer: Casie Coleman
Drivers: Steve Condren/Chris Christoforou
The son of Sportswriter got off to a slow start this season with an injury. He won the $78,750 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold leg at Georgian Downs in 1:51.4.
Dropped Out: Badiou Hanover
(with files from The Little Brown Jug)