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USHWA Jug 'Capping Contest Info

Published: September 15, 2020 4:26 pm ET

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The United States Harness Writers Association has announced details regarding a free handicapping contest that will be occurring online on Little Brown Jug Day, Thursday, September 24.

USHWA will host the handicapping contest on Scott Alberg’s Facebook page.

One of the Little Brown Jug elimination divisions will be the special race that contestants will be challenged to handicap. All you have to do is select the correct exacta (first two official finishers in the race). Players must submit their starting post position by number.

USHWA's Ohio chapter is sponsoring the three prizes that will be given away. First place will receive a $150 gift card; second place a $75 gift card; and third place a gift box with 30 different popular candy bars in it.

Scott Alberg, the 2006 National Harness Handicapping Champion, who also has numerous other handicapping titles, has been a Standardbred owner in the past, and has agreed to partner with USHWA as the contests title sponsor.

To enter the free contest, fans must head to Scott Alberg’s Facebook page (, where the contest will be prominently displayed. Entries will be accepted beginning Tuesday, September 22. Alberg, as he has done in the past, will run the contest. Participants have until 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning (Sept. 24) to enter the contest. All rules and regulations will be posted for the contest.

Anyone who is not on Facebook can still enter the contest by sending in their selections via email to [email protected].

USHWA members Garnet and Nicholas 'Ace' Barnsdale will host the Facebook Live drawing to determine the contest winners at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 24 at

For more information, check out Scott Alberg’s Facebook Page, USHWA’s Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram accounts or the USHWA website ( A list of prize winners is available anytime from either Scott Alberg’s Facebook or via email at [email protected].

All current USHWA members are not eligible for the contest.

(With files from USHWA)

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