Delaware, Ohio -- Armbro Operative was the winner of the 51st Little Brown Jug, finishing in 1:52 3/5 before the second largest crowd in history at the Delaware County Fairgrounds - 54,011. The horse was driven by Jack Moiseyev, and is owned by T. J. Walsh, Jr. of Woodbury, NY and D. H. McDuffee of Nashua, NH. The purse for the Little Brown Jug was $542,220.
The son of Cam Fella paid $5.80, $3.80, $4.20 for his victory in the 51st Little Brown Jug.
A Stud Named Sue finished second in the Jug, and paid $8.00, $5.80. He was driven by George Brennan Jr. The number three horse was Mattduff, driven by Doug Brown, and paying $8.00.
The First Division of the 51st Little Brown Jug was also won by Armbro Operative, with a time of 1:51 2/5. A Stud Named Sue was second, and All Star Hanna, driven by Howard Parker, finished third.
In the Second Division of the 51st Little Brown Jug, the winning horse was Firm Belief, driven by Michael Lachance, with a time of 1:52 2/5. Scoot to Power came in second with John Campbell in the driver's seat. Driver Doug Brown brought Mattduff in for a third place finish.
The Third Elimination of the 51st Little Brown Jug was quite exciting, yielding a photo finish so tight that even the judges were having trouble determining the winner. The two horses in question were Mattropolis, driven by Brad Hanners, and Armbro Oliver, driven by Mike Saftic. At one point, the announcer asked the crowd for a vote. The crowd seemed to be about equally divided between Americans rooting for Mattropolis and Canadians rooting for Armbro Oliver.
The judges' decision put Mattropolis as the winner of the Third Elimination of the Jug, with a time of 1:52 2/5. Armbro Oliver thus finished second, and Bubba Gump, driven by Anthony Morgan, finished third.