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Top 10 contenders for the 66th Little Brown Jug

Friday, August 19, 2011  By: Jay Wolf, Assistant publicity director

Top 10 contenders for the 66th Little Brown Jug

Delaware, OH --- For the next few weeks the Little Brown Jug’s Assistant Publicity Director Jay Wolf will feature the top LBJ contenders for the 66th edition on September 22.

1. Roll With Joe
Owners: Blue Chip Bloodstock (NY), Stephen Demeter (NY), Not To Worry Stable (NY) and Winbak Farms (MD)

Trainer: Ed Hart--Driver: Ron Pierce

Lifetime Earnings: $1,125,457--Lifetime Mark: 1:48.2

Was used hard in the $102,750 Oliver Wendell Holmes on August 6. This colt was near the lead for the entire mile until he yielded to Shadyshark Hanover and finished third in 1:47.4.

2. Big Bad John

Owner: Winchester Baye Acres, Inc. (FL)

Trainer: Ron Potter--Drivers: David Miller and Brett Miller

Lifetime Earnings: $508,732--Lifetime Mark: 1:49

He won the second division of the Oliver Wendell Holmes in a lifetime best 1:49. “He was back to his old self,” noted Potter. Big Bad John is looking to become the first horse since Barberry Spur to win the Standardbred (2CP) and LBJ.

3. Custard The Dragon

Owners: George Teague Jr. Inc. (DE), Fannin Racing LLC (DE), Ted Gewertz (NY) and Robert Feldman (FL)

Trainer: George Teague, Jr.--Driver: Montrell Teague

Lifetime Earnings: $701,667--Lifetime Mark: 1:48.1f

Second place finish in the $500,000 Adios Pace Final on July 30.

4. High Noon

Owners: Christina Takter (NJ), John Fielding (ON), Falkbolagen Ab (NJ) and Riverview Farms (NJ)

Trainer: Jimmy Takter--Driver: Ron Pierce

Lifetime Earnings: $327,062--Lifetime Mark: 1:50.4

This late-blooming son of Western Ideal won the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final on August 13 at the Meadowlands.

5. See You At Peelers

Owners: Christina Takter (NJ), John Fielding (ON) and Jim Fielding (ON)

Trainer: Jimmy Takter--Driver: Marcus Johansson

Lifetime Earnings: $1,310,952--Lifetime Mark: 1:49.2f

This filly is a perfect 21 for 21. She was scratched out of the New York State Fair Stakes on August 13 due to poor track conditions. “Over the winter we talked about racing the colts in the Jug, but we are taking things one week at a time,” noted Jimmy Takter.

6. Big Jim

Owner: James Carr (ON)

Trainer: James “Friday” Dean--Driver: Phil Hudon

Lifetime Earnings: $1,541,924--Lifetime Mark: 1:49.1s

Looking to rebound after a pair a disappointing starts, eighth in the $175,000 NJSS Final and sixth in the $102,750 Oliver Wendell Holmes.

7. Shadyshark Hanover

Owner: Shadyshark Stable (IL)

Trainer: Erv Miller--Driver: Jim Morrill, Jr.

Lifetime Earnings: $668,251--Lifeti

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