Sustaining payments for the sophomore classics Little Brown Jug (3-year-old colt pace), Jugette (3-year-old filly pace), Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old open trot) and the Buckette (3-year-old filly trot) are due February 15. These payments are for foals of 2014.
The Little Brown Jug and Old Oaken Bucket will be raced Thursday, September 21 and the Jugette and Buckette on Wednesday, September 20.
The 2016 Little Brown Jug attracted 11 entries and went for a record purse of $577,000, making the 71st edition of the pacing classic the third richest sophomore colt pace last year. The 2016 purse was boosted thanks to an allocation from the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association's portion of the video lottery terminal revenue. The eventual Canadian "Horse of the Year," Betting Line captured the 71st Jug in dominating fashion with miles of 1:50.4 and a world record 1:49.
The 2016 edition of the $239,400 Jugette featured LA Delight, who defeated eight rivals. Last year's Old Oaken Bucket and Buckette were contested for $122,500 and $86,200, respectively.
The 2017 Delaware Grand Circuit meet will continue to feature five days of racing (Sunday, September 17 through Thursday, September 21). Monday's card will have a special 3:00 PM post. Sunday and Tuesday will go postward at 1:00 PM. The Jugette and Jug cards will retain their traditional 11:00 AM start time.
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