Delaware, OH --- Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will start at 12 noon on Thursday (Aug. 28) and continues through 11 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 31) at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe.
The second future pool will be from 12 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 14) through 11:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 17).
The minimum future wager is $1 and all future wagers are win wagering only. The winner of each pool will be determined by the official first place finisher in the 2014 Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli’s, to be raced Thursday afternoon (Sept. 18).
A team of harness racing analysts and handicappers have selected a group of 23 colts and geldings. Each colt and gelding has been assigned morning line odds based on the selection order. The horses in each of the pools are listed in alphabetical order.
"This is the ninth year for the Jug Future Wager and our fans have been supporting this effort year after year," said Phil Terry, marketing manager for the Little Brown Jug. "The future wager gives you an opportunity for potentially higher pay-offs than on the actual second heat of the Jug."
Last year Jug champion Vegas Vacation paid $11.00 in the first pool, $4.20 in the second pool and paid $3.40 in the second heat.
The Casie Coleman trainee McWicked been tapped as the 7-2 morning line favorite in Pool No. 1. McWicked won the $500,000 Max Hempt Memorial and the $400,000 Adios Pace and owns a lifetime mark of 1:47.3. The bay son of McArdle is owned by the S S G Stable. With a win, Coleman will be the first conditioner with three straight LBJ training victories.
World champion He’s Watching is a very close second choice at 4-1. The son of American Ideal won the $776,000 Meadowlands Pace in a world record time of 1:46.4 on July 12. He’s Watching was originally purchased for a meager $3,000 as a yearling and has earned Menary Racing, Brad Gray, Michael Guerriero and Muscara Racing more than $983,000.
The mutuel field consists of the remaining horses eligible to the 69th edition of the pacing classic.
Past performance lines for the Little Brown Jug Future Wagering event will be available free of charge on the Little Brown Jug website, www.littlebrownjug.com.
2014 Little Brown Jug Future Wagering Pool No. 1
1. At Press Time-15-1
2. Beat The Drum-12-1
3. Boomboom Ballykeel-20-1
5. Carracci Hanover-25-1
6. Doo Wop Hanover-12-1
7. Friskie Adam-25-1
8. He’s Watching-4-1
9. Ideal Fashion-25-1
10. Jet Airway-15-1
11. Let’s Drink On It-8-1
12. Limelight Beach-8-1
14. Maxi Bon-20-1
16. On Golden Ponder-20-1
17. Sometimes Said-10-1
18. Somewhere In L A-6-1
19. Spaghetti Eddie-30-1
21. Twin B Speedo-20-1
22. Western Vintage-10-1
23. Wicked Business-30-1