Paula Campbell to be 2017 Lady Pace Honoree


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Smoothing the track at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.


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Paula Campbell, wife of Hall of Fame driver John Campbell and advocate for retired racehorses, will be honored as the 2017 Lady Pace Honoree during the Grand Circuit meet at the Delaware County Fair.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Campbell is the co-founder and president of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, a non-profit organization created to care for, rehabilitate, and secure lifetime adoption of non-competitive racehorses.

Paula Campbell also participated as a driver while competing in the Billings Amateur Drivers Series in the 1990s.

The Campbell’s won the 1982 Little Brown Jug with Merger and also campaigned horses under the banner of Having Fun Stable, winning an elimination of the Jugette in 1994 with Thisoldheartofmine.

“I want to thank the Little Brown Jug Society for acknowledging me. I am very humbled and grateful for this honor. The Little Brown Jug is a wonderful event that I look forward to every year. Winning with Merger, a horse John and I owned, in 1982 is still one of our biggest thrills,” noted Campbell. “Harness racing has been so ingrained in my family and life and I am so grateful for this honor. Looking forward to a great day of racing.”

Campbell will be honored in a winner’s circle ceremony after a division of the Ohio Breeders Championship for three-year-old filly pacers on Jug Day.

The 2017 Grand Circuit meet at the Delaware County Fairgrounds will feature five days of racing, concluding with the 72nd edition of the Little Brown Jug on Thursday, September 21. For more information or to order tickets, please visit www.littlebrownjug.com.

Little Brown Jug Future Wager (Pool #1) – Now Open!

Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will start at Noon Thursday, September 7th and continues through 11 p.m. Sunday, September 10th at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe.

Downbytheseaside has been installed at the 3-1 morning line favorite. The bay son of Somebeachsomewhere has won 8 starts this season and has banked more than $1.5 million lifetime. Downbytheseaside is owned by Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco, Richard Lombardo and Diamond Creek Racing.

Downbytheseaside won the $500,000 Messenger Stake, the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace Final and the $300,000 Carl Milstein Memorial. The colt is undefeated (six-for-six) in races on a half-mile track and he established a two-year-old world record last year at Delaware in the Standardbred.

The 7-2 second choice is the stablemate, Fear The Dragon. The Dragon Again colt has won $1,263,201 for Bruce Trogdon’s Emerald Highlands Farm. Fear The Dragon has won the $730,000 North America Cup Final, $500,000 Max Hempt Memorial Final and the $400,000 Adios Final. He was scratched ‘sick’ from his last scheduled start, the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Final.

Both Downbytheseaside and Fear The Dragon are trained by Delaware, Ohio based conditioner Brian Brown.

A team of harness racing analysts and handicappers have selected a group of 14 colts and geldings. The horses in each of the pools are listed in alphabetical order. The mutuel field consists of the remaining horses eligible to the 72nd edition of the pacing classic.

The minimum future wager is $1.00 and all future wagers are win wagering only. The winner of each pool will be determined by the official first place finisher in the 2017 Little Brown Jug presented by the Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association to be raced Thursday afternoon, September 21.

The record payout for the LBJ Future Wager is P Forty Seven (2005 – Pool #1) at $377.80.

The second future pool will be from Sunday, September 17 through Wednesday, September 20.

Past performance lines for the Little Brown Jug Future Wagering event will be available free of charge on the Little Brown Jug website, www.littlebrownjug.com.

2017 Little Brown Jug Future Wagering – Pool #1

HD Horse M/L Odds

1. Art Scene 25-1

2. Blood Line 15-1

3. Boogie Shuffle 20-1

4. Chip Walther 25-1

5. Classic Pro 15-1

6. Downbytheseaside 3-1

7. Fear The Dragon 7-2

8. Filibuster Hanover 15-1

9. Funknwaffles 10-1

10. Heaven’s Gait 12-1

11. Miso Fast 6-1

12. Normandy Beach 30-1

13. R J P 20-1

14. Western Hill 30-1

15. Field 10-1

Top 10 Little Brown Jug Contenders

72nd Edition on September 21, 2017

Week #4 – August 31, 2017

1. (Last Week #2) Downbytheseaside (1:49.0; $1,283,322)

Owners: Country Club Acres (OH), Joe Sbrocco (OH), Richard M. Lombardo (OH) & Diamond Creek Racing (PA)

Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: Brian Sears

2. (#1) Fear The Dragon (1:48.4s; $1,263,201)

Owner: Emerald Highlands Farm (OH)

Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: David Miller

3.(#4) Filibuster Hanover (1:50.0f; $291,040)

Owners: : Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi (PA), Joseph DiScala, Jr. (NY) and J&T Silva Stables (NY)

Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Matt Kakaley & Yannick Gingras

4. (#7) Blood Line (1:50.3f; $236,239)

Owner: Diamond Creek Racing (PA)

Trainer: Jimmy Takter Driver: Mark MacDonald

5. (#3) Heaven’s Gait (1:49.0s; $272,947)

Owner: John R. Cummins (KY)

Trainer: Nicholas DeVita Driver: David Miller & Jordan Stratton

6. (#5) Classic Pro (1:51.0s; $343,898)

Owners: Ian Moore (ON), R G McGroup (NB) & Serge A. Savard (QC)

Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore Driver: Trevor Henry

7. (#6) Miso Fast (1:49.2f; $417,328)

Owners: : Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi (PA), Our Horse Cents Stable (PA) and J&T Silva Stables (NY)

Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Matt Kakaley

8. (#8) Funknwaffles (1:50.4h; $515,687)

Owner: Crawford Farms Racing (NY)

Trainer: John Butenschoen Driver: Corey Callahan

9. (#10) Boogie Shuffle (1:50.3f; $221,543)

Owners: Fox Hollow Farm (PA)

Trainer: Mark Harder Driver: Scott Zeron

10. (#9) Chip Walther (1:50.3; $195,404)

Owners: Ervin Miller Stable (PA), Paymaq Racing (IL), Nick Surick Stable (NJ) & Louis A. Willinger (KY)

Trainer: Erv Miller Driver: Marcus Miller

Aug 25 Hop $80,000 Indiana Sire Stakes Final – Meadowbrook Tiger, Incredible Shark, Beckhams Z Tam 1:50.2

Aug 25 ScD $40,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Leg – Lightning Onmyfeet, Three Card, Norm At Work 1:51.3

$40,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Leg – Big Bad Arcster, Gotta Go B B, Sunny’s Bro 1:52.2

$40,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Leg – Scotch Mcewan, McThriller, Barnabas 1:51.0

Aug 26 YR $40,000 Messenger Stakes Elim – Downbytheseaside, Art Scene, Blood Line 1:51.0

Aug 28 MR $39,000 New York Sire Stakes Leg – In A Single Bound, Cultural Paradise, America’s Fleet 1:53.2

$39,000 New York Sire Stakes Leg – Benji’s Best, Outkast Blue Chip, Geez Joe 1:53.4

$39,000 New York Sire Stakes Leg – Pointomygranson, Outrajus Bleu Chip, What’s Goin On 1:53.1

Jug Eligible

Upcoming Events

September 2 ScD Ohio Sire Stakes Final

September 3 Phl Pensylvanis Sire Stakes Final

September 5 YR New York Sire Stakes Leg

Top 10 Little Brown Jug Contenders

72nd Edition on September 21, 2017

Week #5 – September 6, 2017

1. (Last Week #1) Downbytheseaside (1:49.0; $1,533,322)

Owners: Country Club Acres (OH), Joe Sbrocco (OH), Richard M. Lombardo (OH) & Diamond Creek Racing (PA)

Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: Brian Sears

2. (#2) Fear The Dragon (1:48.4s; $1,263,201)

Owner: Emerald Highlands Farm (OH)

Trainer: Brian Brown Driver: David Miller

3.(#3) Filibuster Hanover (1:50.0f; $354,040)

Owners: : Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi (PA), Joseph DiScala, Jr. (NY) and J&T Silva Stables (NY)

Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Matt Kakaley & Yannick Gingras

4. (#7) Miso Fast (1:49.2f; $457,328)

Owners: : Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi (PA), Our Horse Cents Stable (PA) and J&T Silva Stables (NY)

Trainer: Ron Burke Driver: Matt Kakaley

5. (#8) Funknwaffles (1:50.4h; $575,687)

Owner: Crawford Farms Racing (NY)

Trainer: John Butenschoen Driver: Corey Callahan

6. (#9) Boogie Shuffle (1:48.2f; $347,543)

Owners: Fox Hollow Farm (PA)

Trainer: Mark Harder Driver: Scott Zeron

7. (NR) Art Scene (1:51.2f; $175,063)

Owners: Brittany Farms (KY), Alagna Racing (NJ), In The Gym Partners (NY) & Americam Art Stable (KY)

Trainer: Tony Alagna Driver: Jordan Stratton & Scott Zeron

8. (#5) Heaven’s Gait (1:49.0s; $272,947)

Owner: John R. Cummins (KY)

Trainer: Nicholas DeVita Driver: David Miller & Jordan Stratton

9. (#4) Blood Line (1:50.3f; $236,239)

Owner: Diamond Creek Racing (PA)

Trainer: Jimmy Takter Driver: Mark MacDonald

10. (#10) Chip Walther (1:50.3; $199,870)

Owners: Ervin Miller Stable (PA), Paymaq Racing (IL), Nick Surick Stable (NJ) & Louis A. Willinger (KY)

Trainer: Erv Miller Driver: Marcus Miller

Sept 2 YR $500,000 Messenger Final – Downbytheseaside, Art Scene, Funknwaffles 1:52.1

Sept 2 ScD $250,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Final – Drunk On Your Love, Big Bad Bruce, Scotch Mcewan 1:53.0

Sept 2 Moh $79,380 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold – Sports Column, Nascar Seelster, Mach Déjà Vu 1:50.1

$79,380 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold – Bills Fella, Red John, Arsenal Seelster 1:51.1

Sept 3 Phl $252,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Final – Boogie Shuffle, Filibuster Hanover, Huntsville 1:48.2

Sept 5 YR $55,833 New York Sire Stakes Leg – Pointomygranson, Cultural Paradise, Serious Major 1:53.1

$55,833 New York Sire Stakes Leg – Outkast Blue Chip, What’s Goin On, America’s Fleet 1:53.1

$54,833 New York Sire Stakes Leg – In A Single Bound, Ideal Wheel, Music Is Art 1:53.2

Jug Eligible

Upcoming Events

September 8 Hop Indiana Sire Stakes Leg

September 9 ScD Jug Preview

September 10 Phl Liberty Bell

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Information for this story was provided by Jay Wolf.

Information for this story was provided by Jay Wolf.