Delaware County Fair

September 16-23, 2023

Delaware County Fair

September 17-24, 2022

LOU’S PEARLMAN (2) caught PERFECT STING (1) at the wire to capture the $661,800 Little Brown Jug in 1:52.4.

Driven by Yannick Gingras for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, E Novak & H Taylor, the son of SWEET LOU was also bred by the Burkes, Weaver Bruscemi and Novak. The win completed a magical week for the Burke Brigade where they also won the Jugette as well as Mickey and… Continue reading LOU’S PEARLMAN (2) caught PERFECT STING (1) at the wire to capture the $661,800 Little Brown Jug in 1:52.4.

Scarlett Hanover and Tim Tetrick Capture the 51st Jugette Crown

2021 Jugette Winner - Scarlett Hanover

by Jay Wolf (Photo: Brad Conrad photos) Scarlett Hanover and driver Tim Tetrick overcame a day-long rain and a field of eight to win the $253,800 Jugette for three-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday (September 22) at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. In the $152,280 final, the 43-1 longshot Paula’s Bet Hanover (Yannick Gingras) grabbed the early… Continue reading Scarlett Hanover and Tim Tetrick Capture the 51st Jugette Crown

Burke Trainees Headline Opening Day Card at the Delaware County Fair

by Jay Wolf (J.J. Zamaiko photo) A quartet of Ron Burke trained pacers will take center stage in the $134,370 Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old fillies in opening day action at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 19. In the first $67,185 division, the undefeated Sea Silk (Chris Page) will look to extend her… Continue reading Burke Trainees Headline Opening Day Card at the Delaware County Fair

Miss Versatility Final Details

For The Little Brown Jug —- The final of the 2021 Miss Versatility for trotting mares will be raced on Little Brown Jug Day, Thursday, September 23 at the Delaware County Fair, Delaware Ohio. The purse will be $116,500 and there is no entry fee for the final. Entries will be taken at the Delaware County… Continue reading Miss Versatility Final Details

Top Jug Contenders, Week #6 (Final Week)

Delaware, OH – Little Brown Jug Publicity Director Jay Wolf ranks the top 10 horses eligible for the 76th edition of the Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association, to be contested on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Top 10 Little Brown Jug Eligibles Week #6 – September 7, 2021 1. (Last Week… Continue reading Top Jug Contenders, Week #6 (Final Week)

Thurman Downing to receive 2021 Neville Award

Thurman Downing, owner of the 1973 Little Brown Jug champ Melvin’s Woe, will be honored as the 2021 Joseph Neville Memorial Award winner by the Little Brown Jug and the Delaware County Fair. Mr. Downing was a graduate from Case Western Reserve University and served as an Army Ranger during the Korean War. He later… Continue reading Thurman Downing to receive 2021 Neville Award

Mickey and Sylvia Burke to the Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame

Mickey and Sylvia Burke flank the great Foiled Again at his induction into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame Photo by Chris Tulley

Delaware, OH – Leading owners Mickey and Sylvia Burke have been selected as the 36th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame honorees by the Delaware County Fair. The Burke’s are the principals of Burke Racing Stable who have owned a pair of Little Brown Jugs champs – Filibuster Hanover (2017) and Limelight Beach (2014) –… Continue reading Mickey and Sylvia Burke to the Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame

Jennifer Brown is the Lady Pace honoree for 2021

Jennifer Brown

Delaware, OH — Jennifer Brown, matriarch of the Brian Brown Stable, will be honored as the 2021 Lady Pace honoree by the Delaware County Fair. Born in Bellelfontaine, Ohio, and raised on a 40-acre farm, Brown has been around horses her whole life. Her grandfather, uncle, mom, and aunt all drove and trained racehorses on… Continue reading Jennifer Brown is the Lady Pace honoree for 2021

Schmaltz to be honored by Little Brown Jug

Two-time Hervey Award winning writer, Brad Schmaltz has been named the Tom White Media Award winner for 2021 by the Little Brown Jug and the Delaware County Fair. Schmaltz grew up in Wapakoneta, Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University. After stints at The Evening Leader (St. Marys, OH) and the Springfield (OH) News… Continue reading Schmaltz to be honored by Little Brown Jug