September 30, 2020
On the cover: The 75th Little Brown Jug winner Captain Barbossa strides to victory, his first trip to the winner's circle in 2020. The undefeated Party Girl Hill also dazzled with her easy win in the Jugette, equaling the world record in 1:50.3. Complete coverage of Jug Week is in this magazine.
North of the border, impressive 2-year-olds won the inaugural Mohawk Million (Venerate in 1:53.2) and the Metro Pace (Exploit in 1:50.4).
Harness racing has a home at Hawthorne Race Course as casino construction is underway. Kathy Parker's story "Better Days Ahead" examines the rebuilding of horse racing in Illinois.
Kentucky and New York both offered championship Sire Stakes Final events at the Red Mile
and Yonkers, respectively. All the race action is included in this issue.
John Campbell reflects on his "Jug Memories" in a Q & A with Gordon Waterstone. Before his retirement from driving in 2017, he won the classic event three times.
The Ohio Selected Jug sale was super strong in 2020, with an increase in average price of 17.4 percent over the 2019 sale. Complete sale results and analysis is provided in this magazine. Results from the Goshen Yearling Sale and Illini Yearling Sale are also included.
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