The Little Brown Jug at Delaware in North America has produced some champions since its inspection in 1946 the likes of Bret Hanover, Overtrick, Niatross, Nihilator, Fake Left, Bettors Delight to name but a few but 2006 a three-year-old colt by Grinfromeartoear named Mr Feelgood came to the Fairground and took the two heats to claim the “Jug”.
After the Little Brown Jug Mr Feelgood was purchased by the Brisbane-based Kevin Seymour with friends Peter O’Shea and Clinton Payne to race on the Australasian circuit and at this second start for the group he took out the Shepparton Cup.
At his next two start Mr Feelgood finished second in the Ballarat Cup and then a victory in the A.G.Hunter Cup at Melton before heading to the Gold Coast to contest the 2009 Inter-dominion.
After finishing third on the first night behind I am Sam and Smoken Upon, Mr Feelgood finished fifth behind Karloo Mick on night two.
In the final given the run of the race by driver Anthony Butt he rallied on the fence to beat Blacks A Fake by a half neck in the time of 1.56.6 with New South Wales warhorse Karloo Mick finishing third.
Mr Feelgood went on to win two the Queensland Pacing Championship and Victoria Cup’s both at Group 1 all in all he finished with 39 wins and $3,366,157 in stake money and a mile rate of 1.49.0, before his retirement to stud.
At Stud Mr Feelgood despite being twenty-years of age is still active in the breeding barn to date he has sired 282 winners to date 28 have earned over $100,000 in prize money