United Tote, a global supplier of pari-mutuel to-talisator operations, systems and financial services, announced that it has entered into new, long-term agreements with the Little Brown Jug in Delaware.

United Tote was originally founded in 1957 to service county racing fairs in Montana, and the addition of the Little Brown Jug continues United Tote’s commitment to traditional fair meets, regional racing circuits and national special events, company officials say.

“To now operate the tote for the Little Brown Jug, an icon of U.S. harness racing over the last century, really brings us full circle,” said Vic Harrison, United Tote’s senior sales director, in a prepared statement. “We are very proud that the Little Brown Jug has selected us as their future partner after 70 years with their previous tote provider.”

United Tote has already begun setting up for this year’s historic week-long meet at the Delaware County Fairgrounds that culminates with the Jugette and the final leg of the triple crown of harness racing.

“We are extremely excited about upgrading our equipment and services to take us into the next century and eager to partner with United Tote for the sake of the fans; to give them an enhanced wagering experience when they come to the race track,” said Tom Wright, president of the Little Brown Jug Society.

“We can’t wait to begin our partnership with the Delaware County Agriculture Society and the historic Little Brown Jug,” said Nate Simon, president of United Tote. “Many of our management team began their careers in the standardbred world, are huge fans of the sport, and are bringing their passion for the tradition of the Jug to the table as we ramp up operations.”

The Little Brown Jug will take place during the Delaware County Fair from Sept. 17-24.

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Information for this story was provided by the United Tote Co.