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Road To The Jug – Week 5

Published: August 27, 2013 9:53 pm ET

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Officials with the Little Brown Jug have released the fifth installment of the track's 'Road to the Jug' weekly rankings. Since there were no eliminations for the Cane Pace Final, all eight horses entered race in the $360,212 final.

Little Brown Jug Top 10 Contenders (Week #5– August 27)
By Jay Wolf – Little Brown Jug Publicity Director

1. Captaintreacherous (Last Week #1)
Owner: Captaintreacherous Racing (KY)
Trainer: Tony Alagna
Driver: Tim Tetrick
Career Earnings: $2,169,421
Career Mark: 1:48.1 Meadowlands
He received an additional week off due to the lack of entries in the Cane Pace. He should be the heavy favourite in the Cane Pace Final on Labor Day.

2. Sunshine Beach (Last Week #2)
Owners: Hudson Standardbred Stable (QUE), Conrad Leber (QUE) and Diane Bertrand (ALB)
Trainer: Mark Steacy
Driver: Chris Christoforou, Jr./George Brennan
Career Earnings: $502,828
Career Mark: 1:47.4 Pocono Downs
Hasn’t raced since he equaled the world record in the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine. Sunshine Beach will next race in the Simcoe Stakes (9/7) at Mohawk.

3. Vegas Vacation (Last Week #3)
Owners: West Wins Stable (ONT), Adriano Sorella (ONT), Anthony Beaton (ONT) & Phyllis Saunders (ONT)
Trainer: Casie Coleman
Driver: Brian Sears
Career Earnings: $560,226
Career Mark: 1:48.3 Tioga Downs
Entered in Monday’s $360,212 Cane Pace Final (9/2).

4. Sunfire Blue Chip (Last Week #4)
Owners: Christina Talker (NJ), John & Jim Fielding (ONT), Brixton Medical AB (SWE) and R A W Equine Inc. (ONT)
Trainer: Jimmy Takter
Driver: Yannick Gingras
Career Earnings: $463,026
Career Mark: 1:48.3 The Meadows
Didn’t race last week.

5. Mach It So (Last Week #5)
Owners: Bamond Racing LLC (NJ)
Trainer: Richard ‘Nifty’ Norman / P.J. Farley
Driver: Yannick Gingras/Scott Zeron
Career Earnings: $311,988
Career Mark: 1:49.1 Mohawk
Didn’t race last week.

6. Lonewolf Currier (Last Week #6)
Owner: Fran Azur (PA)
Trainer: Kevin McDermott
Driver: John Campbell
Career Earnings: $274,495
Career Mark: 1:48.4 The Meadows
Didn’t race last week.

7. Twilight Bonfire (Last Week #7)
Owner: Bob Key (PA)
Trainer: Danny Collins
Driver: David Miller
Career Earnings: $663,479
Career Mark: 1:50.1 The Meadows
Entered in Monday’s Cane Pace Final at Tioga Downs.

8. Wake Up Peter (Last Week #8)
Owners: Wake Up Peter Partners (IL), Brittany Farms (KY), Louis Willinger (KY) and Eagles Soar Partners (NY)
Trainer: Tony Alagna
Driver: Ron Pierce
Career Earnings: $489,455
Career Mark: Q1:50.0 M
He joins his stablemate Captaintreacherous in the Cane Pace Final.

9. Johny Rock (Last Week #9)
Owners: William C. Wiswell (WI), Jean A. Goehlen (IL) and Eugene W. Schick (IL)
Trainer: John Butenschoen
Driver: Andy Miller
Career Earnings: $382,248
Career Mark: 1:48.3 Pocono Downs
Didn’t race last week.

10. Lucan Hanover (Last Week #10)
Owner: West Wins Stable (ONT) and Christine Calhoun (ONT)
Trainer: Casie Coleman
Driver: David Miller
Career Earnings: $218,260
Career Mark: 1:48.3 The Meadowlands
Didn’t race last week.

(Little Brown Jug)


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