Harness racing: Michael's Power zips to wire in Little Brown Jug

DELAWARE, Ohio — Michael's Power won the Little Brown Jug on Thursday, beating Sweet Lou by 13/4 lengths in the second leg of the Triple Crown for 3-year-old pacers.

Driven by Scott Zeron and trained by Casie Coleman, Michael's Power had the fastest opening quarter in event history at 25.2 seconds, and finished the mile in 1:50.0.

"I was going right down the road," Zeron said. "The (first quarter) scared me a little bit. ... I can't believe I won the Little Brown Jug."

Bettor's Edge was third.

Michael's Power, owned by Jeffery Snyder of New York, has 13 victories in 16 starts this season with earnings over $1.2 million. He was lightly raced as a 2-year-old, making only three starts, winning twice.

Coleman became the second female trainer to win the Little Brown Jug.