Wednesday, September 20
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LITTLE BROWN JUG ON THURSDAY
This Thursday is the 72nd running of the Little Brown Jug from the Delaware (Ohio) County Fair. The Little Brown Jug is the 3rd leg of the Harness Triple Crown for Pacers.
First race is at 10:30AM Houston time. SHRP gates will open early at 10:00AM.
There are 8 horse entered. The Little Brown Jug this year will be run in 2 heats over the half mile oval of the Delaware County Fair.
The total purse money is $590,400. Of that amount $188,928 is allocated to the first heat. The remaining $401,472 is allocated to the second heat.
The winner of the second heat is the winner of the Little Brown Jug.
And very briefly, some quick other Harness Notes ---- 7 stakes races worth over $1million Friday night at Hoosier Park --- $700,000 Metro Pace Final and $500,000 She’s a Great Lady Final both go at Mohawk on Saturday night --- Mandatory payout at Hawthorne on Sunday night of High 5 Jackpot currently at $179,305.
PENNSYLVANIA DERBY AND THE COTILLION STAKES BOTH SATURDAY AT PARX RACING
Parx Racing on Saturday hosts the $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and the $1,000,000 Cotillion Stakes (G1).
West Coast, winner of 3 straight races including the Travers Stakes last time out, heads a field of 9 horses in the Pennsylvania Derby. Click here for a full field analysis from Brian Zipse of Horse Racing Nation.
In the Contillion, the chalk will be Abel Tasman (won Kentucky Oaks) against 11 other fillies. Click here for a full field analysis from Matt Shifman also of Horse Racing Nation.
Note an early first post of 11:25AM for the 13 race card from Parx on Saturday. The Cotillion is Race 10 at 3:55PM. The Pennsylvania Derby is Race 11 at 4:45PM.
CHARLES TOWN OAKS ON SATURDAY
Charles Town hosts 7 stakes races this Saturday including the $300,000 Charles Town Oaks (G3). First post for the 12 race card is early at 4:00PM Texas time for this Saturday only.
OKLAHOMA DERBY ON SUNDAY
The $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) and the $200,000 Remington Oaks go Sunday at Remington Park. First post for the 10 race all stakes card is 3:00PM. The total purse value is over $1.1 miillion.
JAPAN RACING RETURNS SATURDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 30 THIS TIME WITH HONG KONG RACING TOO
Japan Racing returns Saturday night September 30 at 8:00PM. It resumes again two weeks later on Saturday October 14 and continues every Saturday through December 23 (except Saturday December 9 and Saturday December 16).
And because of the popularity of Japan Racing at SHRP and due to numerous requests, on nights that we carry Japan we will also simulcast from Hong Kong. Hong Kong post times are later at 10:50PM, and we will carry the portion of their cards through the last race from Japan (approximately 1:30AM). All times for Japan and Hong Kong subject to adjustment after Daylight Savings Time ends.
REMEMBERING PENNY CHENERY
Penny Chenery and her horse Secretariat are the best story in horse racing in at least the last 50 years and maybe ever. This past week, Penny Chenery passed away. Click here for a tribute from Jay Hovdey of the Daily Racing Form. And click here for a replay of the 1973 Belmont Stakes which was the premier moment in this best story.
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL SIMULCAST STAKES RACES AT SHRP THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1