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MutuelClerk
09-15-2017, 10:08 AM
Anyone going? I'm going Mon-Wed. Can't handle all the people on Thursday. Looking like not many horses are going to enter. Winning twice in a day has become a thing of the past. Too bad, love this week. I believe this will be my 41st trip to the historic Delaware County Fairgrounds. Good luck everyone....

reddog23
09-15-2017, 11:42 AM
the little brown jug is the greatest day in harness racing it is always a beautiful day and nothing but the best races with huge crowd. this is what harness racing is all about no question

MutuelClerk
09-16-2017, 09:51 PM
The Jug is great Reddog but's like many great things it's becoming a thing of the past. Race twice in a day doesn't mean what it used too. Only eight horses in this years Jug is a joke. Either really raise the purse or just pack it in. I believe there is only eleven entered in the Jugette. Disgraceful.

reddog23
09-18-2017, 12:59 PM
mutual clerk your point is well taken on the jug today and to only have 8 horses in the jug finals when they used to get 3 heats of 9 horses in a race says it all I know the horse owners know if they come to Delaware and draw a 7 or 8 post they may as well stay home they have very little chance of winning the race I was there when well said won from the 8 post with ron pierce driving that day.. yes there needs to be some changes made to keep the jug alive.. I hope to see you at Delaware my friend...reddog

Jess Hawsen Arown
09-18-2017, 04:28 PM
The Jug is great Reddog but's like many great things it's becoming a thing of the past. Race twice in a day doesn't mean what it used too. Only eight horses in this years Jug is a joke. Either really raise the purse or just pack it in. I believe there is only eleven entered in the Jugette. Disgraceful.

The small fields are a symptom of a sport in its death throes. The number of owners are fading as the number of bettors fade.

The few rich owners (most of whom benefit from illegal drugs, IMO) spend top dollar at yearling sales to chase the slot machine inflated purses. The honest owners cannot compete. Betting entries for the same trainer have become a thing of the past as track owners try to keep as many betting interests as possible in a race.

The rich breeders could finance a marketing explosion to put harness racing back on the map, but they won't risk one dime that might impact the huge money they are making now. When harness racing is a memory, these breeders can move on to something else with all of the money they are making now.

Let's not forget it is the owners that pay for the illegal drugs. The trainers are paid by the owners. Think of the owners as the Godfathers and the trainers as their muscle.

Sea Biscuit
09-18-2017, 04:46 PM
A ticket from Little Brown Jug day 1981


https://image.ibb.co/fHNsdk/little_brown_jug_ticket_640.jpg (https://ibb.co/iFq0W5)

Sea Biscuit
09-18-2017, 04:57 PM
The first filly to win the Little Brown Jug in 1981 Fan Hanover


https://image.ibb.co/mqWFW5/fan_hanover_1981_jug_winner.jpg (https://ibb.co/gTAW4Q)

reddog23
09-19-2017, 11:45 AM
who do you see winning the jug

Ray2000
09-20-2017, 06:48 AM
who do you see winning the jug

The 4th place finisher of the 1st heat......:coffee: