DELAWARE — On Thursday, the best 3-year-olds in harness racing’s Grand Circuit will gather to get a piece of a purse of well over half a million dollars and, ultimately, the sport’s biggest prize.
When the 68th running of the Little Brown Jug takes place, Knox County local horse Right Touch will try to set the winning pace. Right Touch, with driver and trainer Ray Paver at the lines, recently pulled off a big upset win at the Indiana Gold Sire Stakes to qualify for Thursday’s card.
Right Touch is currently at 6-1 odds and will be lined up in gate No. 4 in the first of three Little Brown Jug elimination races at the Delaware Fairgrounds.
It is a busy, but fun week of racing at the fair — especially if you own one of the horses.
“It’s incredible,” said Right Touch’s co-owner and area resident Doug Brechler. “We are going to enjoy the week. We’re going to have fun with it and hope for the best.”
Brechler is low key about his horse’s chances, but optimistic.
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