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.

The brainchild of Beverly Ferguson and Sandy Horner has come a long way in 20 years. The first appreciation day for owners and trainers in the country in 1993 had total purses of $75,450, the second in 1994 had $78,500, and the third in 1995 had $146,100. This year, the date has been moved from the traditional Saturday after Labor Day to accommodate horsemen due to overlaps on the Mid-Atlantic racing schedule.

The feature race on the card is the mile-and-a-sixteenth $100,000 Barbaro Stakes.

Marc and Vinka Ferrell’s Called to Serve tops a field of 10 3-year-olds in the race named in honor of the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who broke his maiden at Delaware Park in 2005. In his most recent, Called to Serve finished third in the mile-and-an-eighth $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park on September 30. Previously, the Kentucky-bred trained by Nick Canani ran third in the mile-and-an-eighth West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park on August 4. The Kentucky-bred has a career record of two wins and three thirds from eight starts, with earnings of $198,430.

My Meadowview Farm’s Stephanoatsee will be seeking his first career stake victory in the Barbaro. In his most recent outing, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by H. Graham Motion finished fourth, beaten by 2¾-lengths, in the mile-and-an-eighth Grade II Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on September 22. Previously, the son of A.P. Indy won a mile-and-an-eighth allowance by a length at Delaware Park on August 15. In his only other outing this year, he finished second, beaten 2½-lengths, in the mile-and-70-yard $150,000 Count Fleet Stakes at Aqueduct on January 7. He sports a career record of two wins and two seconds from six starts, with earnings of $138,000.

After finishing fifth over sloppy tracks in the Grade III Smarty Jones at Parx on September 3 and the Grade II Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on July 28, George and Lori Hall’s My Adonis will seek to return to his winning ways. The son of Pleasantly Perfect won the mile-and-a-sixteenth $100,000 Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth on July 8. The Kentucky-bred trained by Kelly Breen sports a career record of three wins, four seconds and two thirds from 14 starts, with earnings of $404,500.

$100,000 Barbaro Stakes
For 3-year-olds
At one mile and a sixteenth
1 Stephanoatsee My Meadowview Farm H. Graham Motion Sheldon Russell 116 7/2
2 Road Worthy Anthony Demario Charles DeMario Xavier Perez 116 50-1
3 Casual Trick Roberrt LaPenta Nicholas Zito Daniel Centeno 120 6-1
4 My Adonis George & Lori Hall Kelly John Breen Alex Cintron 122 9/2
5 Called to Serve Ferrell & Vinka Nick Canani TBA 118 5/2
6 Key Donation Maggi Moss Thomas Amoss Jose Caraballo 122 8-1
7 Adirondack King MarchFore Thoroughbred John Servis Jeremy Rose 116 10-1
8 Traffic Light Trippi & Thayer Alfredo Velazquez J Biosono 122 12-1
9 Speightcity Team Stallion Racing Cor Gary Contessa Ricardo Santana 116 15-1
10 Conspiracy Gary & Mary West Chad Brown Kendrick Carmouche 122 12-1

Two Delaware bred or certified stakes with total purses of $120,000 will be on the undercard. In order to qualify for the Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program, a horse must have been stabled on a Delaware farm for 90 consecutive days prior to March 31 of 2-year-old year.

A wide open field of eight has entered the five-and-a-half furlong $60,000 Small Wonder Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. The likely favorite will be Porter Racing Stable’s Missy Rules. In her career debut, the daughter of Peace Rules broke her maiden with a 5½-length score at Delaware Park on May 30. In her most recent, the Florida-bred trained by Randy Nunley finished third in a six-furlong allowance at Parx. She has a career mark of a win and a third from three starts, with earnings of $28,270.

Michael Dubb’s Escrow Kid tops a field of six entered in the six-furlong $60,000 New Castle Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward. In his last, the son of City Place was claimed for $50,000 after finishing sixth in a six-furlong allowance at Saratoga on July 28. The Florida-bred trained by Anthony Dutrow has a career record of six wins, four seconds and four thirds from 30 starts, with earnings of $234,357.

$60,000 Small Wonder Stakes
For 2-year-old fillies
At five and a half furlongs
1 Chifa Three Diamonds Frm Michael Trombetta Jeremy Rose 116 5/2
2 Gigi D Eagle Racing Stable Peter Walder Alex Cintron 114 6-1
3 Respect the Flag Shook & Holsclaw Vernon Allinson TBA 116 12-1
4 Missy Rules Porter Racing Stable Randy Nunley TBA 116 4-1
5 Lost Memory Gideon Racing Stable Juan Vazquez TBA 116 7/2
6 La Bella Chabella Agustin Solis Penny Pearce Jose Flores 114 10-1
7 Funny Lady Candy Stable Chris Engelhart Daniel Centeno 114 8-1
8 Reckless Gale Patti Gale Patti JD Acosta 116 8-1
$60,000 New Castle Stakes
For 3-year-olds and upward
At six furlongs
1 Jake N Elwood JAG Racing & Jetta Michael Petro Daniel Centeno 117 5/2
2 Escrow Kid Michael Dubb Anthony Dutrow Jeremy Rose 119 9/5
3 Out to Conquer You Rickman Racing Ronald Alfano Yomar Ortiz 119 6-1
4 Livonzin Jeff Larson McLean Robertson Alex Cintron 115 8-1
5 Dinny Dinosaur Porter Racing Stable Randy Nunley Ricardo Santana 119 8-1
6 Arturius Tim Ritchey Racing Timothy Ritchey Javier Santiago 115 7/2
Win Willy tops DTHA Governors Day Stakes
Jer-Mar Stable’s Win Willy tops the mile-and-70-yard Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen Association Governors Day Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward. In his most recent, the 6-year-old son of Monarchos finished third, beaten 3¼-lengths in the Carl Hanford Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park on September 8. Previously, the Kentucky-bred trained by McLean Robertson notched a two-length triumph in a mile-and-70-yard allowance at Delaware Park on August 25. He has a career record of nine wins, five seconds and three thirds from 25 starts, with earnings of $908,627.
$75,000 DTHA Governors Day Stakes
(Restricted to horses which have started at Delaware Park in 2012)
For 3-year-olds and upward
At one mile ans seventy yards
1 Space Race Brushwood Stable Michael Matz Sheldon Russell 115 3-1
2 Forgotten Knot Barry & Joni Butznow McLean Robertson Ricardo Santana 119 4-1
3 Lord Justice Stronach Stables Jose Corrales Daniel Centeno 117 8-1
4 Win Willy Jer-Mar Stable McLean Robertson Alex Cintron 119 6/5
5 Bid Til Included CJZ Racing Stable Tim Ritchey Javier Santiago 117 6-1
6 Brave Tiger JC Squared Racing Joe Casey TBA 117 12-1
In the Rough tops Rosenberger Memorial
George and Lori Hall’s In the Rough tops the mile-and-a-sixteenth George Rosenberger Memorial for fillies and mares on the turf. In her latest, the 5-year-old daughter of Stormy Atlantic posted a 1¼-length score in the one-mile $60,000 Forever Together Stakes at Delaware Park on September 1. Previously, the Virginia-bred conditioned by Kelly Breen finished second in the $50,000 Brookmeade Stakes at Colonial Downs on July 27. She has a career record of five wins, seven seconds and four thirds from 29 starts, with earnings of $313,445.
$75,000 George Rosenberger Memorial
(Restricted to horses which have started at Delaware Park in 2012)
For fillies and mares 3-years-old and upward
At one mile and a sixteenth
1 Mykindofladyfriend Douglas Seyler Douglas Seyler TBA 117 15-1
2 Crying Lightening Ninety North Racing James Toner Kendrick Carmouche 117 12-1
3 Rinella Bay Timber Bay Farm H. Graham Motion Jose Caraballo 117 12-1
4 Check Point Richard Santulli Alan Goldberg Jose Caraballo 117 12-1
5 Bryan’s Jewel Barry & Joni Butznow McLean Robertson Alex Cintron 117 9/2
6 Riveting Ronald Glorioso Ronald Glorioso Roberto Alvarado 117 10-1
7 In the Rough George & Lori Hall Kelly John Breen Ricardo Feliciano 123 7/2
8 At First Speight Armstrong & Gavin Richard Vega Ricardo Santana 117 15-1
9 Eulonia Team Valor & Barber H. Graham Motion Jeremy Rose 117 6-1
10 Sky Willow Augustin Stable Jonathan Sheppard Alex Cintron 119 5-1
11 Dancing to Town Ramona Bass Michael Matz Sheldon Russell 117 8-1