Delaware horse racing

John Peters, Longtime Delaware State Veterinarian, Dies

Dr. John Thomas Peters, a leading equine veterinarian and an Air Force ‎veteran, died on Feb. 11, 2020. Born in Howard County, Indiana in 1932, Peters was the son of Ralph and Thelma Peters. He graduated from Greentown High School and was on the high school basketball team that beat Kokomo High School in the […]

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Report: Delaware Trainer Handed Year-Long Suspension After Allegedly Stealing Owner’s Horse

Trainer Gerald James is facing a one-year suspension in Delaware after officials say he took possession of a horse in his care, changed its name with The Jockey Club, and raced it under his own name. Thoroughbred Daily News reported that a stewards’ ruling accuses James of “false ownership/hidden ownership” and “alleged theft.” James had […]

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Delaware Horsemen To Honor TCA At Horsemen’s Classic Fundraiser

The Delaware Horsemen’s Assistance Fund will honor Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) at the 13th annual Horsemen’s Classic fundraiser to be held on September 11 in Wilmington, Del. “We are very pleased to be honoring this outstanding organization, especially on their 25th anniversary. The grants they provide have affected many lives, both Thoroughbred and industry […]

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Study Shows Racing Has $182 Million Economic Impact, Supports 1,500 Jobs In Delaware

Delaware horse racing contributed more than $182 million to the state’s economy in 2014, supporting the equivalent of more than 1,500 full-time jobs, according to an economic impact study released today. “Horse racing is an important part of Delaware agriculture,” said Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee. “These numbers show just how important, demonstrating the endurance […]

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Delaware Park to celebrate 75th year of racing

Horse of the Year, Race of the Year and emerging Triple Crown contenders in the 2-year-old ranks are all tough acts to follow, but just as anything is possible when a fresh field goes postward, so too is a racetrack getting ready to start a new season. The 75th season of live racing at Delaware […]

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