Sunday, July 13 2014


DELPARK - DELCAP RECAP


Belle Gallantey posts upset in Delaware Handicap

Wilmington, Del., July 12, 2014 — Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, Gary Aisquith Belle Gallantey posted an upset victory in the 77th renewal of the $750,000 Grade I Delaware Handicap today.

With Jose Ortiz aboard, the 5-year-old daughter of After Market notched a 2 ¾ length score over the 1-to-5 favorite, Princess Sylmar with Javier Castellano. It was another half length further back to Flashy American with Alex Cintron in third.





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Monday, July 07 2014


DELPARK NEWS & NOTES - LOCAL HORSE COMES HOME POINTS FOR DELCAP


Princess of Sylmar coming home to run at Delaware Park in Delaware Handicap

Wilmington, Del., July 6, 2014 — She was born less than 30 miles from Delaware Park. An approximate 45 minute drive, first on route 7 (Limestone Road) and then route 41 (Lancaster Pike), into Pennsylvania pass Avondale and a little further west until you get Christiana, Pennsylvania. That is where Princess of Sylmar, a winner of nearly $2 million and four grade one victories was born. On the farm she has been named after – Ron and Betsy Houghton’s Sylmar Farm.





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Tuesday, July 16 2013


Delaware Handicap News & Notes


Focused on the Delaware Handicap

Wilmington, Del., July 15, 2013 — With a divisional lead at stake and a $750,000 purse and Grade I opportunity on the line, the mile-and-a-quarter Delaware Handicap is being targeted by the top connections in North America. But before any of the 14 nominees punch a ticket on travel plans to be in Stanton, Delaware, for the filly and mare summer classic this Saturday, they are waiting to see the weight assignments, which are scheduled to be released later today.





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Thursday, June 06 2013


DELPARK STAKE ADVANCE: JOHN ROONEY


Bryan’s Jewel will be tough in Rooney turf or dirt

Wilmington, Del., June 5, 2013 — Regardless if the race is run on the turf or dirt, Barry and Joni Butzow’s Bryan’s Jewel figures to be one tough contender when she meets twelve foes in the $75,000 John W. Rooney Memorial at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile-and-a-sixteenth turf affair for fillies and mares is named after the former vice-president of racing and vice-president of finance who served Delaware Park for 44 years. The Rooney is the local prep for the Grade III Robert G. Dick Memorial to be run on July 13.





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Sunday, December 02 2012


Delaware Handicap receives Grade I status


Wilmington, Del., November 30, 2012 — The Delaware Handicap, the filly and mare summer classic run as the signature race of the Delaware Park live racing season, has received Grade I status from the American Graded Stakes Committee for the first time since 1989. The American Graded Stakes Committee released the 2013 Graded Stakes today.





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Wednesday, October 31 2012


Delaware Park News & Notes


Live Racing set to resume tomorrow Wednesday, October 31

Wilmington, Del., October 30, 2012 — Live racing will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31, at Delaware Park. The eight race card has a first race post time of 1:15 p.m.





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Monday, October 29 2012


Delaware Park cancels Monday live racing card


Wilmington, Del., October 28, 2012 — Delaware Park has cancelled the live racing card scheduled for tomorrow Monday, October 29, due to the forecast of Hurricane Sandy affecting the Mid-Atlantic region.



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Monday, October 22 2012


Wednesday card cancelled due to insufficient entries


Delaware Park News & Notes
Wednesday card cancelled due to insufficient entries

Wilmington, Del., October 22, 2012 — Delaware Park’s live racing card for Wednesday, October 24, has been cancelled due to insufficient entries.

Live racing will be conducted today and is scheduled for Thursday, October 25. First race post time is 1:15 p.m.

The races that filled for the Wednesday card will be brought back as extra races for the Thursday and Saturday cards.





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Sunday, October 21 2012


Stephanoatsee takes Barbaro Stakes


Wilmington, Del., October 20, 2012 — My Meadowview Farm’s Stephanoatsee won the Owners Day feature – the $100,000 Barbaro Stakes at Delaware Park today. With Sheldon Russell aboard, the 3-year-old son of A.P. Indy closed from last before posting a ¾-length victory as the 7-to-5 favorite in the field of seven. Adirondack King, with Jeremy Rose, finished second 1 ¼-lengths in front of Traffic Light, with John Bisono, in third.

Stephanoatsee covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1:44.79 over a fast main track. The Barbaro Stakes was the first career stake victory for the Kentucky-bred conditioned by H. Graham Motion. His career record is three wins from seven starts with earnings of $198,000.





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Thursday, October 18 2012


Delaware Park News & Notes


20th Anniversary of Owners Day highlighted
by 11 races including five stakes

Wilmington, Del., October 18, 2012 — Five stake races, including the $100,000 Barbaro Stakes and two Delaware Bred or Certified Stakes, highlight the Owners Day card at Delaware Park this Saturday. The “Platinum Celebration” of the 20th anniversary of Owners Day has attracted a total of 94 horses on the 11-race card with $508,000 in purses, including $370,000 in stake purses. Post time for the first race is 1:15 p.m.





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Sunday, October 14 2012


Nicole H cruises to victory in the Endine Stakes


Wilmington, Del., October 13, 2012 — Nicole H cruised to victory in the $100,000 Endine Stakes at Delaware Park. With Daniel Centeno aboard, the 5-year-old daughter of Mr. Greeley posted a 1 ¼-length score and returned $3.80 as the favorite in the field of seven. The Kentucky-bred conditioned by Michael Hushion covered the six furlongs in 1:09.96 over a fast main track.





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Thursday, October 11 2012


Delaware Park News & Notes


Nicole H could be peaking just in time for Endine Stakes

Wilmington, Del., October 11, 2012 —Nicole H has been winless in her last seven outings, but the classy daughter of Mr. Greeley may be peaking just in time for the $100,000 Endine Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares, named after the 1958 and 1959 Delaware Handicap winner, has attracted a field of nine.





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