Saturday, September 27 2008
First time starter La Danseur takes Small Wonder Stakes
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, September 27, 2008 - In his first career outing, the Timothy Ritchey owned and trained La Danseur won the $75,000 Small Wonder Stakes at Delaware Park today.
With James Lopez astride, the 2-year-old daughter of Northern Afleet posted a 2 ½-length score in the turf dash restricted to Delaware Certified Thoroughbreds. The Pennsylvania-bred covered the five furlongs in :59.32 on a good turf course. She returned $8.00 as the second choice in the field of nine.
Hungarian Boatbaby cruises to easy victory in the Delaware Certified Distaff
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, September 27, 2008 - The Elkstone Group's Hungarian Boatbaby cruised to easy an easy victory in the $75,000 Delaware Certified Distaff Stakes at Delaware Park today.
Ridden by Joseph Rocco Jr., the 4-year-old daughter of Silver Ghost notched a 4 3/4-length score and returned $2.20 as the favorite in the field of five. The Kentucky-bred trained by Anthony Dutrow cut early fractions of :23.17 for the quarter-mile and :47.30 for the half mile before completing the six furlongs in 1:12.53 over a fast main track.
Tuesday, September 23 2008
DELPARK STAKE ADVANCE - DELAWARE CERTIFIED
September 23, 2008, Wilmington, DE-Thoroughbreds raised or trained in Delaware will take center stage Saturday at Delaware Park with the presentation of four $75,000 restricted stake races for Delaware Certified Thoroughbreds.
The Delaware Certified Distaff, the Small Wonder, the First State Dash, and the Delaware Certified highlight the eleven race card, with a first race post time of 12:45 p.m.
Sunday, September 14 2008
Bunker Hill scores a hard fought victory in Go for the Green Stakes
After a long battle in the stretch run, Flying Dutchman Stable's Bunker Hill, with Rafael Mojica, Jr., prevailed by a head over Aspiring Nick, with Mario Pino, in the $100,600 Go for the Green Juvenile Stakes at Delaware Park. It was another 7 ¼-lengths back to Silent Shot, with Luis Garcia, in third. The 2-year-old stake was originally scheduled for the turf, but transferred to the main track due to the rain showers in the region yesterday.
Bunker Hill covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1:48.36 over a fast main track and returned $6.80 as the second choice. Aspiring Nick was the slight 2-to-1 favorite in the field of seven.
Bon Jovi Girl cruises to easy win in Fairway Fillies Stakes
Blaze of Glory Stable and Tim Ritchey's Bon Jovi Girl cruised to an easy win and recorded her first career stake victory in the $100,600 Fairway Fillies Stake at Delaware Park today. The 2-year-old stake was originally scheduled for the turf but was transferred to the main track due to rain showers in the area last night.
With Jose Caraballo aboard, the daughter of Malibu Moon won by 9 3/4-lengths and returned $3.20 as the favorite in the field of seven. Her entry mate, Megachurch was scratched from the race.
Wednesday, September 10 2008
Bunker Hill tops Go for the Green Juvenile Stakes
Flying Dutchman Stable's Bunker Hill tops the $100,000 Go for the Green to be run at Delaware Park this Saturday. A field of eight has been entered in the mile and a sixteenth turf test for 2-year-olds.
In his last outing on August 16, Bunker Hill scored a neck victory in the $60,000 Continental Mile, which was originally scheduled for the Monmouth Park turf but transferred to the main track. In his only other career outing the Florida-bred son of Trippi trained by Derek Ryan posted a 2 ½-length score in a five furlong $50,000 maiden claiming event at Monmouth Park on August 7.
Megachurch tops Fairway Fillies Stakes
Robert S. Evans' Megachurch tops the $100,000 Fairway Fillies Stake to be run at Delaware Park this Saturday. A field of nine has been entered in the mile and a sixteenth turf test for 2-year-old fillies.
In her only career outing, Megachurch, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Pulpit trained by Tim Ritchey, notched a 4 ¼-length maiden victory going one mile over the Delaware Park turf on August 5.
Sunday, September 07 2008
P V Lightening posts upset in DTHA Owners’ Day Stakes
Dave Chappell, Bill Pershin and Michael Sutherland's P V Lightening posted an upset score in the $100,000 Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen Association (DTHA) Owners Day Stakes at Delaware Park today.
Pyramyst splashes away with George Rosenberger
Skip Cheeseman and Peter Walder's Pyramyst splashed her way to a win in the $100,000 George Rosenberger Memorial at Delaware Park today. The mile and a sixteenth test for fillies and mares was originally scheduled for the turf but transferred to the main track due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Hanna.
Sweet Hope defeats older fillies and mares in Endine Stakes
In her first test against older horses, High Bank Syndicate's Sweet Hope was victorious in the $200,000 Grade III Endine Stakes at Delaware Park today.
Ridden by Gabriel Saez, the 3-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid posted a half length victory and returned $5.20 as the favorite in the field of eight. Cash's Girl, with Pablo Morales astride, finished second. It was another 1 ½-lengths back to Hungarian Boatbaby, with Kent Desormeaux, in third.
Thursday, September 04 2008
Delaware Park Hires Jerome Doro as Assistant Racing Secretary
Delaware Park, the Delaware Valley's premier racetrack and gaming venue, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jerome Doro as assistant racing secretary.
Doro, who hails from a racing family, began his career in racetrack management working for trainers Anthony Dutrow, Charles H. Hadry and Bob Bealle. For the last eight years, he has worked in a variety of track roles, including claims clerk, paddock judge and horse identifier at the Maryland Jockey Club; the Timonium Race Track, Timonium, MD, and Colonial Downs, New Kent, VA.
Dinner in Odem takes Cape Henlopen with late rally
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, September 3, 2008 - Sharyn and Peter Wasiluk Jr.'s Dinner in Odem rallied from last to notch an upset victory in the $62,250 Cape Henlopen Stakes at Delaware Park today.
With Terry Thompson aboard, the 4-year-old son of Quaker Ridge won by a neck and returned $33.20. The 3-to-5 favorite in the field of eight, Herboriste with Gabriel Saez, finished second. It was another ¾-length back to Ra Der Dean, with Rosemary Homeister, Jr, in third.