The Little Brown Jug is pleased to announce that Dave Brower will host the popular simulcast television broadcast from Tuesday (Sept. 19) through Jug Day on Thursday (Sept. 21). Brower will be joined on the show each day by co-hosts Dave Bianconi and Wendy Ross.
Roger Huston will call the action for the 51st consecutive year and Jason Settlemoir is the back-up announcer.
The Little Brown Jug telecast is eagerly anticipated by racing fans all year as the personalities discuss the racing and interview the trainers and drivers throughout the day.
"One of harness racing's most beloved and iconic races is the Little Brown Jug, and I've been honored and privileged to broadcast two of them live nationally on CBS Sports Network in 2014-2015. Being asked to represent Ohio's most famed race for their on-track simulcast presentation is truly humbling," said Brower.
"Following in the footsteps of Hall of Famer Sam McKee is a scary proposition, but I look forward to the challenge. Just to be asked is a tremendous honor, and I embrace it in the dedicated manner which he would wholeheartedly endorse."
"Since my first visit to Delaware, Ohio, in 1997, I have always loved the Jug, and the many fans who attend it. I can't wait to work with colleagues Dave Bianconi, Wendy Ross, Jason Settlemoir, and the incomparable Roger Huston! We'll try to make it fun for everybody."
"We are extremely excited to have Dave join our broadcast team," added Tom Wright, Director of Racing. "He is very knowledgeable and will enhance our simulcast product."
The Delaware County Fair will race from Sunday (Sept. 17) through Thursday (Sept. 21). (Delaware County Fair)