Sunday, October 09 2011
Mr. Bowling scores first career stakes victory in Dover Stakes
Wilmington, Del., October 8, 2011 — Brereton Jones’ Mr. Bowling notched his first career stakes victory in the $75,000 Dover Stakes at Delaware Park today.
With Jose Caraballo aboard, the 2-year-old son of Istan won by 7 1/4-lengths and returned $4.00 as the favorite in the field of five. The Kentucky-bred conditioned by J. Larry Jones covered the mile-and-seventy yards in 1:42.77 over a fast main track.
Wednesday, October 05 2011
Lemon Juice tops Dover Stakes
Stanton, Del., October 4, 2011 — PTK LLC’s Lemon Juice tops the $75,000 Dover Stakes to be run at Delaware Park this Saturday. The one-mile-and-70-yard affair has attracted a field of eight 2-year-olds.
In his most recent, Lemon Juice posted a length triumph in the seven-furlong $100,000 Charles Town Juvenile on September 17. Previously, the son of Johannesburg ran second, beaten 3 ¼-lengths in a five-and-a-half-furlong allowance at Laurel Park on September 9.. On July 23, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by Dane Kobiskie broke his maiden going five-and-a-half-furlongs over the Colonial Downs turf. He has a career record of three wins, two seconds and a third from six starts, with earnings of $102,105. Lemon Juice will be part of the three horse PTK LLC coupling with Doe and Educator.
Sunday, October 02 2011
Grace Hall easily takes Blue Hen Stakes Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Next
Wilmington, Del., October 1, 2011 — After posting an impressive win in the Grade I Spinaway, Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables’ and The Elkstone Group’s Grace Hall followed with an easy victory in the $75,000 Blue Hen Stakes at Delaware Park today. The locally-stabled daughter of Empire Maker will make her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs on November 4th.
With the current Delaware Park jockey Joseph Rocco Jr. aboard, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by locally-based trainer Anthony Dutrow scored a 5 ¾-length triumph and returned $2.80 as the favorite in the field of four. She covered the mile and seventy yards in 1:42.36 over a fast main track to raise her record to three-for-three with earnings of $219,000.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Grace Hall tops Blue Hen Stakes
Stanton, Del., September 27, 2011 — Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables and The Elkstone Group’s locally-stabled Grace Hall, the recent winner of the Grade I Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga, tops the $75,000 Blue Hen Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile-and-70-yard affair for 2-year-old fillies has attracted a field of seven.
In her most recent effort, the daughter of Empire Maker became the 23rd graded stakes winner since 2002 to break their maiden at Delaware Park when she notched a 1 ¾-length triumph in the seven-furlong $250,000 Spinaway Stakes on September 4. In her only other career outing the Kentucky-bred conditioned by Anthony Dutrow notched a three-length score in a six-furlong maiden at Delaware Park on July 30. She will be ridden by Joseph Rocco Jr., and she has been installed as the 6-to-5 morning-line favorite.
Sunday, September 25 2011
Trainer Anthony Pecoraro notches career win 1,000 with in Kent Stakes with I’m Steppin’ It up
Wilmington, Del., September 24, 2011 — Trainer Anthony Pecoraro notched his 1,000th career victory when I’m Steppin’ It Up won the $250,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park today. The Kent Stakes was originally scheduled for the turf, but was transferred to the main track after heavy rains soaked the area yesterday.
With Jeremy Rose aboard, the 3-year-old son of Congrats notched a 2-length front running score. The Florida-bred cut early fractions of :49.04 for the half mile and 1:13.18 for the three-quarters mile before completing the mile and an eighth in 1:50.50 over a good main track. He returned $10.80 as the third-choice in the field of six.
Wednesday, September 21 2011
Willcox Inn tops Grade III Kent Stakes at Delaware Park
Stanton, Del., September 21, 2011 — All In Stable’s Willcox Inn tops the $250,000 Grade III Kent Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile-and-an-eighth turf affair has attracted a field of 13 3-year-olds.
Recently, Willcox Inn fell a win shy of sweeping the Arlington Park 3-year-old turf series. On May 28, the son of Harlan’s Holiday notched a 2 ½-length triumph in the mile-and-a-sixteenth $100,000 Arlington Classic. The Kentucky-bred conditioned by Michael Stidham followed by notching a 4-length triumph in the mile-and-three-sixteenths Grade II American Derby on July 9. In his last outing, he ran fourth, beaten 3 ½-lengths in the mile-and-a-quarter Secretariat Stakes on August 13.
Tuesday, September 20 2011
Pimentel notches career win 1,000
Stanton, Del., September 19, 2011 — Jockey Julian Pimentel notched his 1,000th career victory in the ninth race at Delaware Park today. The milestone victory for the 30-year-old native of Cali, Columbia, came aboard Eileen Hartis’ Pet Me Pet Me. The 4-year-old Texas-bred daughter of Midway Road conditioned by Jonathan Sheppard won the mile-and-a-sixteenth maiden claiming affair by a length and returned $5.60 as the second choice in the field of eight.
Sunday, September 11 2011
DTHA GOVERNORS DAY STAKES
Timothy Cunningham’s Not Abroad scored an upset victory in the $84,000 DTHA Governors Day Stakes at Delaware Park today. With Nick Petro aboard, the 4-year-old son of Not For Love notched a 5 ½-length triumph over the 3-to-5 favorite Eldaafer with Gabriel Saez. It was another 4-lengths further back to Fonda Ronda Won, with Ricardo Feliciano, in third.
Not Abroad returned $8.20 as the third choice in the field of five and he covered the mile and seventy yards in 1:40.27 over a fast main track. The Maryland-bred trained by Michael Petro increased his lifetime record to five wins from 24 starts with earnings of $344,650.
Wednesday, September 07 2011
OWNERS DAY STAKES
Stanton, Del., September 6, 2011 — The DTHA (Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen Association) Governors Day Stake and the George Rosenberger Memorial highlights the Owners Day card at Delaware Park this Saturday. The 19th annual Owners Day card has attracted a total of 126 horses on the 12-race card, with purses totaling $505,000. Post time for the first race is 1:15 p.m.
Sunday, August 21 2011
Eve Giselle takes Endine Stakes
Wilmington, Del., August 20, 2011 — Bean Counter Stables’ Eve Giselle won the $151,050 Grade III Endine Stakes at Delaware Park.
With Javier Santiago aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Five Star Day posted a length victory and returned $4.40 as the favorite in the field of eight. Sassy City, with Ramon Vazquez, finished second 5-lengths in front of Ms Vanenzza, with Jeremy Rose, in third.
Wednesday, August 17 2011
Bronx City Girl peaking at right time for Endine Stakes
Stanton, Del., August 17, 2011 — Farnsworth Stables’ Bronx City Girl has been winless in her last nine outings, but the 4-year-old daughter by Yankee Gentleman could be peaking just at the right time as she tops the $150,000 Grade III Endine Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The six-furlong affair for fillies and mares has attracted a field of 10.
Since being claimed for $50,000 last year at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by Martin Wolfson has been stakes placed but has yet to notch a victory in nine outings. In her most recent, she ran second, beaten a head in the six-furlong $101,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 31. Previously, she finished third in the six-furlong $76,000 Blue Sparkler at Monmouth Park on June 26. She has a career record of five wins, six seconds and five thirds from 22 starts, with earnings of $282,739.
Monday, August 15 2011
Delaware Park family saddened with news of Carl Hanford’s passing
Stanton, Del. , August 15, 2011 — The Delaware Park family was deeply saddened upon hearing the news of the passing of legendary trainer Carl Hanford on Sunday. The Hanford family has been a fixture at Delaware Park for decades.
“We are very sad to hear the news about Carl (Hanford),” said John Mooney, the Executive Director of Racing at Delaware Park. “He proved himself as a trainer. He was a very thorough horsemen and he was very knowledgeable about racing. He went on to become a highly respected and accomplished steward and racing official. In every facet of his life and career, I remember him most for his thoughtfulness and fairness. He was an exceptional man with an exceptional family. He will be missed.”