Jug action to be featured on Fox Sports 2

Delaware, OH — A majority of the Jug Day card will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2 as a part of their “America’s Day at the Races,” produced by the New York Racing Association (NYRA).

The broadcast window will be from 1–7 p.m. and will feature Delaware’s races 18-24 — including the $50,000 LBJ eliminations and the $850,000 final.

Jessica Otten will lead the coverage from the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

Brotherly Love?

Andrew and Todd McCarthy will become only the fourth set of brothers to compete against each other in the Little Brown Jug when they go postward in the first elimination.

The younger brother Todd will pilot Hungry Angel Boy for trainer Tony Alagna (post three) and Andrew will be behind Blue Hunt, who is conditioned by Deborah Daguet.

The McCarthys are natives of Australia and join the Camerons (Del and Dana), the Dancers (Stanley and Vernon) and the MacDonalds (Anthony and Mark) as the only sets of brothers to compete against each other in the Jug.

Both McCarthy brothers are making their first Jug starts.

The good news for Andrew is that the older brothers have a 5-4 advantage against their younger brothers.

First Time

Four drivers will be making their first Little Brown Jug appearance — Andrew McCarthy, Todd McCarthy, Sam Widger and James MacDonald — and seven trainers will be making their Jug debut — Anthony Beaton, Roland Mallar, Todd Luther, Deborah Daguet, Michael Russo, Nicholas DeVita and Andrew Harris.

The last driver to win the Jug on his first trip to Delaware was Scott Zeron with Michael’s Power in 2012.

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