Reminder: Little Brown Jug, Jugette Condition Changes

Racing at Delaware County Fair
Published: September 13, 2022 05:06 pm EDT

Race officials at the Delaware County Fair would like to remind horsepeople of a couple of recent condition changes to the Little Brown Jug and the Jugette.

Supplemental Entries: Three-year-old pacers not currently eligible may, with a payment of $45,000, supplement to the Little Brown Jug (or $15,000 for the Jugette). Supplemental declaration fees are due with the intent to start in the Race Office by 10 a.m. five days before date of race (Sundays counted).

Deadline To Enter: Entries are due by 10 a.m. three days before date of race (Sundays counted). Any supplemental entries will use a five-day box (Sundays counted).

Elimination Purses: If the field is divided into two groups, the divisions will be raced for $50,000 each ($25,000 each for the Jugette) and the remainder of the total purse will go to the second heat. The first four horses in each division will qualify for the second heat with the winner being the winner of the Little Brown Jug. Post positions for the second heat to be determined by order of finish and blind draw of divisions.

Second Heat Purses: All starters in the finals will receive purse money. The winner of the race will receive 50 per cent of the purse. One per cent of the total purse will be paid to the owners (including drivers) of each finalist finishing sixth through last including horses that are declared a non-starter for pari-mutuel purposes during the race by the judges, or those that don’t finish the race. The remainder of the purse for the race will be divided 50-24-16-10 per cent for the horses finishing second through fifth.

Also Eligibles (AEs): Should any horse scratch for the second heat an Also Eligible (AE) would be included. In a two elimination Jug or Jugette, the fifth-place finishers in the eliminations will be ranked by highest career earnings. The highest ranked fifth place finisher will be Also-Eligible 1 and the remaining fifth place finisher will be Also-Eligible 2.

Detention/Retention: All starters are subject to the retention policy of the Delaware County Agricultural Society. All horses are required to be stabled within the specified barn beginning at 11 a.m. two days prior to the event and remain within the confines of the specified barn and other designated areas until the conclusion of the race(s).

  •             Jugette Horses: Monday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m.
  •             Jug Horses: Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m.

The complete set of conditions for Little Brown Jug #77 and Jugette #52 are available on the USTA website. The complete detention policies and procedures are available on the Little Brown Jug website.

Any additional questions can be directed to the Race Office at 740-363-6000.

(With files from Little Brown Jug)