Favourites dominate Little Brown Jug  

The champion combo of trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras have won their third Little Brown Jug in Delaware – but by only a nose.

Star three-year-old colt Lou’s Pearlman went to war with the pace-setting Perfect Sting with a photo finish declaring him the winner by the slightest of margins.

The time was 1:52.4

Lou’s Pearlman and Perfect Sting were the two favourites for the 76th edition of the great race  and that’s exactly how it panned out.

Champion driver Dexter Dunn wasn’t involved, with his drives Always A Miki and Rockyroad Hanover failing to qualify in their respective elimination finals.

For Burke and Gingras it was their third Little Brown Jug, after they also combined to win with Limelight Beach (2014) and Filibuster Hanover (2017).

According to US Trotting Association statistics Burke is by far the most successful trainer in the US this year, with stakes earnings of over $US15m.


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