Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Live racing opens for the 75th season at Delaware Park on Saturday, May 12
Stanton, Del., May 9, 2012 — The 75th season of live thoroughbred racing at Delaware Park is set to open Saturday, May 12. Post time for the first race is 1:15 p.m., and the first 5,000 fans entering the park through the grove and race track valet after 11 a.m. will receive a Delaware Park 75th anniversary commemorative poster.
Opening Day activities officially begin at 9 a.m. with Breakfast in the Park, which features a sumptuous breakfast buffet for $8.95 and an informative handicapping seminar conducted by Delaware Park Handicapper Chris Sobocinski with guest handicapper Rick Smyth, the public handicapper for the Wilmington News Journal. Guests attending Breakfast in the Park, which will be held in the New Castle Room on the third floor of Delaware Park’s clubhouse, will also receive a free racing program and special gift.
The 75th anniversary season of live racing at Delaware Park will feature 100 days, with the meet concluding on November 3. Live racing will be held on Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Live racing will not be conducted on the first Thursday of the meet on May 17. A special Father’s Day live racing card will be held on Sunday, June 17. There will not be live racing the following Monday, June 18. Daily first race post time is set for 1:15 p.m. except on August 23 & 30 and September 6 & 13 for twilight racing when first race post time is set for 3:30 p.m. Admission and general parking are free.
Delaware Park’s premier races, the Delaware Oaks (Gr. II) and the Delaware Handicap (Gr. II), will be held on July 14 and July 21, respectively.
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