Top 10 Little Brown Jug Contenders: Week 5

Over the next few weeks, Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will be ranking the top 10 contenders for the 72nd edition of the pacing classic.

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Downbytheseaside remains the Number 1 ranked Little Brown Jug contender. Mark Hall/USTA photo

1. (Last Week #1) Downbytheseaside (1:49; $1,533,322)
Owners: Country Club Acres (OH), Joe Sbrocco (OH), Richard M. Lombardo (OH) and 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 (1:50f; $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 and 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) and Americam Art Stable (KY)
Trainer: Tony Alagna   Driver: Jordan Stratton and Scott Zeron

8. (#5) Heaven’s Gait (1:49s; $272,947)
Owner: John R. Cummins (KY)
Trainer: Nicholas DeVita   Driver: David Miller and 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) and Louis A. Willinger (KY)
Trainer: Erv Miller   Driver: Marcus Miller

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