Wednesday, April 22 2009
Rollers tops Vincent A. Moscarelli Memorial Stakes
April 22, 2009, Wilmington, DE—Lael Stables Rollers tops the Delaware Park opening day feature, the $75,000 Vincent A. Moscarelli Memorial, this Saturday. A field of ten has been entered in the six furlong affair for 3-year-olds and upward.
Most recently, the 4-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic ran third in a six furlong $62,000 allowance at Keeneland on April 4. The New York-bred trained by Barclay Tagg ran second in the six furlong $100,000 Grade III Mr. Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park on January 17. Last year, he notched three wins, including a victory $250,000 Gallant Bob Stakes at Philadelphia Park, and two seconds from six starts. His career record is four wins, four seconds and a third from 11 starts with earnings of $342,214. Anna Napravnik will ride.
Tuesday, April 21 2009
Live racing opens for the 72nd season at Delaware Park this Saturday
Wilmington, Del., April 21, 2009 — The 72nd season of live thoroughbred racing at Delaware Park is set to open this Saturday, April 25. Post time for the first race is 1:15 p.m. and the first 5,000 fans entering the park after 11 a.m. will receive a Delaware Park cap.
Opening Day activities officially begin at 9 a.m. with Breakfast in the Park, which features a sumptuous breakfast buffet for $7.95 and an informative handicapping seminar conducted by Joe DeVivo of the Daily Racing Form. 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.
Friday, April 17 2009
Stidham and Moquett among new trainers sending horses to DelPark in ’09
Wilmington, Del., April 16, 2009 — Michael Stidham and Ron Moquett. a pair of top trainers from the Midwest, are moving east to Delaware Park for the spring and summer. Opening Day for the 116-day meet is Saturday, April 25. The 72nd live racing season will have a daily first race post time of 1:15 p.m.
In prior years, Michael Stidham, who finished sixth in the trainer standings at the recently concluded Fair Grounds meet, would send a division to Arlington Park and to Lone Star Park. This year, the 51-year-old native of Neptune, New Jersey, will be sending a division of about 40 horses to Arlington Park and a string of about 20 horses to Delaware Park.
Thursday, April 09 2009
Autrey targets DelPark
Wilmington, Del., April 9, 2009 — Cody Autrey, a perennial top trainer in the Midwest, is among some of the new trainers targeting Delaware Park for the upcoming 72nd live race meeting. The 116-day live race season opens on Saturday, April 25 and ends on Saturday, November 7. Post time for the first race has been set at 1:15 p.m.
Since finishing third in the trainer standings at the recently concluded Fair Grounds meet, Autrey started sending horses to Delaware Park. By the beginning of the season at the Stanton-oval, Autrey should have approximately 35 horses on the grounds. In past years, the native of Waxahachie, Texas, has split his operation between Churchill Downs and Lone Star Park after the Fair Grounds. But, this year, the 29-year-old who won his first career race at Retama Park on September 14, 2000, will split his stable sending a division to Churchill Downs and for the first time in his career sending a division to the east coast.
Thursday, January 29 2009
$1 Million Delaware Handicap Highlights Delaware Park’s 2009 $3.175 Million Stakes Schedule
Wilmington, Del., January 29, 2009 - The $1,000,000-guaranteed Grade II Delaware Handicap is the highlight of the $3.175 million 2009 stakes program at Delaware Park (http://www.delawarepark.com
). The program includes $150,000 from the Breeder's Cup Fund.
The Delaware Handicap, a 1 1/4-mile classic for fillies and mares, will be the feature presentation of the $1.775 million Delaware Handicap Festival of Racing slated for July 18-19. The 72nd renewal of the Delaware Handicap will be run on Sunday, July 19. The supporting races on the Delaware Handicap Day card are the Grade III Barbaro Stakes and the Light Hearted Stakes.
Wednesday, January 07 2009
Delaware Park Announces 2009 Live Racing Dates
Wilmington, Del., January 6, 2009 — Delaware Park announced today it will offer 116 days of live thoroughbred racing at the Stanton oval in 2009 with the meet starting on April 25 and concluding November 7. The schedule for Delaware Park’s 72nd season of exciting live racing was recently approved by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.
Thursday, October 30 2008
Get an earlier start on racing with Delaware Park’s new first post time
Don't miss the thrill and excitement of thoroughbred racing at Delaware Park as first post time "falls back" to 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, November 2, to account for the end of daylight savings time.
The new first race post time, which is 25 minutes earlier, will continue for all race days through the last day of live racing at Delaware Park, which will be held on Tuesday, November 11. Live racing is held Saturday through Tuesday. The previous first post time was 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 22 2008
Special eight-race card slated for this Saturday to complement Breeders’ Cup simulcast
A special eight-race live card has been scheduled to complement the Breeders' Cup World Championships simulcast at Delaware Park on Saturday, October 25. Post time for Saturday's first live race is 10:45 a.m. The first race of the Breeders' Cup card from Santa Anita Park will begin at 1:10 p.m.
On Friday, October 24, the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic card, which will also be simulcast from Santa Anita Park, is scheduled to begin at 2:05 p.m.
Local stars will make their presence felt in the Breeders' Cup this year.
Tuesday, October 14 2008
Bon Jovi Girl looks tough in Blue Hen Stakes
October 13, 2008, Wilmington, DE- Blaze of Glory Stable and Timothy Ritchey's Bon Jovi Girl will likely be the heavy favorite when she faces four rivals in the $75,000 Blue Hen Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile and a sixteenth test for 2-year-old fillies has been carded as the seventh race with an approximate post time of 3:27 p.m.
Saturday, October 11 2008
Aspiring Nick turns table on Bunker Hill in Dover Stakes
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, October 11 - With Mario Pino astride, Aspiring Nick scored a hard fought nose victory to turn the tables on his nemesis Bunker Hill, with Jose Lezcano, in the $75,000 Dover Stakes at Delaware Park today. The 8-to-5 favorite in the field of seven, Ask Joe ridden by Rafael Mojica, finished third nearly 3 ¼-lengths behind the top two.
In their previous two meetings, Bunker Hill defeated Aspiring Neck with the most recent being a hard fought head victory in the $100,000 Go for the Green Stakes at Delaware Park on September 13.
Tuesday, October 07 2008
Bunker Hill looks to stay unbeaten in Dover Stakes
October 7, 2008, Wilmington, DE - Flying Dutchman Stable's Bunker Hill, who has shown the heart of a winner in his last two hard-fought victories, will put his unbeaten streak on the line Saturday in the $75,000 Dover Stakes at Delaware Park. The mile and a sixteenth test for juveniles has been carded as the seventh race with an approximate post time of 3:27 p.m.
The son of Trippi posted a head victory in the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 Go For the Green Stakes at Delaware Park in his last outing on September 13. That followed another close race and another close win as Bunker Hill won by a nose in the $60,000 Continental Mile at Monmouth Park on August 16. Both of those races were originally scheduled for the turf but transferred to the main track.
Saturday, September 27 2008
Cayman Condo notched upset victory in Delaware Certified Stakes
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, September 27, 2008 - Winners Circle Partners III's Cayman Condo notched an upset victory in the $75,000 Delaware Certified Stakes at Delaware Park today.
With Rosemary Homeister, Jr., aboard, the 5-year-old son of Partner's Hero won by 4 3/4-lengths and paid $12.80 as the third choice in the field of five. The 1-to-2 favorite, Secretintelligence with James Lopez, finished second 11-lengths in front of Wawaset Park, with Joseph Rocco Jr., in third,