‘Jug Day’ odds and ends

Delaware, OH — The Little Brown Jug publicity department has released the following ‘odds and ends’ in advance of the 75th renewal of the storied race, which will take place Thursday (Sept. 24).


There will be a trio of trainers hitching up their first Jug starter in 2020: John Ackley, Carmine Auciello and Eric Mollor all look to make their first Jug start a winning one.

The 28-year-old Austin Siegelman will be driving in his first Jug. Siegelman is nearing 1,600 career wins and $12.7 million in career purse earnings.

Jug Post Times

The first elimination (race 15) is scheduled for a 4:56 p.m. post time. The second elimination (race 16) should go postward at 5:19 p.m. The $335,400 second heat (race 20) is expected to go at 6:50 p.m.

Baldachino to “Perform” on Jug Day

Lexi Baldachino of Millstone, N.J., has been selected to virtually perform the National Anthem during the Little Brown Jug’s “Jug Day” broadcast.

Baldachino, 22, studied dance and theatre at Penn State University and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.

She currently lives in New York City and her performing credits include roles in Flashdance: the Musical and The Wedding Singer.

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