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Betting Line and Racing Hill to Square Off in $577,000 Little Brown Jug
Date Posted: 09/17/16

Betting Line will put his eleven race win streak on the line in the 71st edition of the Little Brown Jug presented by the Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association. The son of Bettor’s Delight was established as the 3/5 morning line favorite in the first elimination for the $577,000 Little Brown Jug to be held on Thursday, September 22 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

Betting Line has won $1.1 million this season and took his lifetime mark of 1:47 2/5 in the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine on August 20. Delaware’s leading driver David Miller will pilot Betting Line, who is trained by Casie Coleman and owned by Coleman’s West Wins Stable, Christine Calhoun and Mac T. Nichol. Miller is a three time LBJ champ and Coleman won back-to back Jugs in 2012 and 2013. Betting Line will leave from post #5.

Betting Line’s main competition in the first elimination, Lyons Snyder and Check Six, drew just inside in posts 3 and 4, respectively. Lyons Snyder was a strong second to Betting Line in the $157,111 Simcoe Stakes on September 10. Check Six is coming to Delaware off a win in the $252,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Final in a lifetime best 1:50.

Racing Hill headlines the second $92,320 elimination. Racing Hill is a Tony Alagna trainee for owner Tom Hill. The Roll With Joe colt won the $500,000 Messenger Stake in his last start. He has not finished off the board in his 11 seasonal starts and owns a lifetime mark 1:48 4/5. Racing Hill will be driven by Brett Miller and will leave from post #2 in the field of five.

Western Fame will be the second choice in the second elim. Western Fame, post #1, is owned by Brittany Farms, trained by Jimmy Takter and will be driven my Mark MacDonald.

The Grand Circuit Meet at the Delaware County Fair starts tomorrow (September 18) and runs through Little Brown Jug Day (September 22). For more information on the meet, please visit

The complete 71st Little Brown Jug field with announced drivers:

$92,320 First Elimination

Post – Horse (Trainer/Driver) Morning Line Odds

1. Dr J Hanover (Tony Alagna/Scott Zeron) 6-1

2. Stolen Glimpse (Ron Burke/Yannick Gingras) 15-1

3. Lyons Snyder (Jimmy Takter/Yannick Gingras) 8-1

4. Check Six (Ron Burke/Yannick Gingras) 2-1

5. Betting Line (Casie Coleman/David Miller) 3/5

6. Fernando Hanover (Ron Burke/Tim Tetrick) 12-1


$92,320 Second Elimination

Post – Horse (Trainer/Driver) Morning Line Odds

1. Western Fame (Jimmy Takter/Mark MacDonald) 4-1

2. Racing Hill (Tony Alagna/Brett Miller) 3/5

3. Big Top Hanover (Ron Burke/David Miller) 15-1

4. Manhattan Beach (Ron Burke/Matt Kakaley) 6-1

5. Spider Man Hanover (Nick Surick/Andy Miller) 20-1


 $276,960 Second Heat (first four finishers from eliminations)

 $115,400 Race-Off (if necessary)


Photo: Jug Favorite Betting Line will leave from Post 5 in the 71st Little Brown Jug (Jay Wolf Photo)

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