Three Illinois-Owned Pacers Remain in Little Brown Jug, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-02


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Three Illinois-Owned Pacers Remain in Little Brown Jug DELAWARE, Ohio, June 1.— A trio of Illinois horsemen have made payments that will maintain the eligibility of their horses to the 5,000 Little Brown Jug, Americas premier pacing classic. The Jug, pacing counterpart of The Hambletoniah for three-year-old trotters, will be raced at Delaware, Ohio, September 20. It was won last season by the Illinois colt, Dudley Hanover, from the Hayes Fail-Acres Stable at DuQuoin. Heading the Illinois contingent is the brilliant free-legged star, H. D. Hanover, owned in East Moline by H. R. Warren and Son. M. D. Hanover was the fourth fastest two-year-old pacer racing last season with a mile mark of 2:03%. He won about ,000 for his owners with six wins in 22 starts. E. J. Baker of St. Charles, owner of the worlds champion trotter, Greyhound, has made the payments on Ableway, a son of the former Baker stallion, Kings Counsel. Racing in tough competition all last year, Ableway was unable to do no better than three thirds in nine starts, but he was timed several miles around 2:05 and with continued improvement could make trouble on Jug Day. The third Illinois eligible is the Ward Brothers Dike Direct of Bloomington. He did not start last year, but is richly bred, being a son of Billy Direct and out of the great mare Au Revoir. The colt is named after the great Illinois athelete Dike Edel-man.

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