Delaware racing

Delaware Park Receives Approval For 85-Day Race Meet

Delaware Park has announced an 85-day meet for the upcoming 83rd season of live racing after receiving approval from the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission today. The live racing season will open on Wednesday, May 27 and conclude on Saturday, Oct. 31.  Live racing will be conducted Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.  Thursdays will be added June 18 […]

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Delaware Park: Fewer Races Lead To Lower Handle For Meeting

Fewer total races lead to a decline in total handle for the 82nd season of live racing which concluded on Saturday, October 5th. Total handle for the 81-day meet was $104,200,290, a decrease of 7% compared to the $112, 041,056 from last year’s 81-day meet. There were a total of 661 races compared to total […]

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Delaware Park To Host 27th Owners Day To Showcase Delaware-Bred, Certified Runners

The 27th Owners’ Day at Delaware Park will showcase the best in Delaware racing this Saturday.  The eleven race card will offer total purses of $740,500.  The card has six stakes, four for Delaware-bred or certified Thoroughbreds and two restricted to horses that have started at Delaware Park this year. Trainer Anthony Pecoraro, who is […]

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Vitali Hit With One-Year Suspension In Delaware After Allegations He Interfered With Investigation

Trainer Marcus Vitali, who has a lengthy history of trouble with regulatory authorities, has been suspended one year by stewards at Delaware Park for interfering with and impeding an investigation conducted by an investigator with the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission and Delaware Park security. Officials say Vitali removed an item from a dorm room refrigerator […]

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Delaware Park, Horsemen Agree To Three-Year Deal On Live Racing Dates

Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) announced today the signing of a multi-year agreement and the live racing dates for the 2019 meet.   The agreement provides for 85 days of live racing for the next three years.    The 2019 live racing season will open on Saturday, May 4 and close on […]

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Indiana Ousts Widely-Used Drug Testing Lab For ‘Continued Failure To Detect Substances’

Officials at Truesdail Laboratories in Irvine, Calif., said they plan to contest a May 12 decision by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to terminate the company’s equine drug testing contract after Truesdail failed to detect high levels of commonly used corticosteroids in three samples taken from harness horses competing at Hoosier Park in late March […]

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Story Updates: Vazquez Back In Action; Morales Lands In Louisiana

Updates on some stories from the recent past. — Trainer Juan Vazquez is back in business, though not in Maryland, where he was told by Maryland Jockey Club officials last month he is no longer welcome to stable or race at their tracks. Vazquez was suspended 90 days last year for being the aggressor and […]

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Recent Spate of Positive Tests Traced to Specific Drug Combination

Several positive drug tests in the Mid-Atlantic region recently for overages in methocarbamol have been linked to the use of the drug in combination with phenylbutazone, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Methocarbamol, a muscle relaxer, is a regulated medication that is used to treat soreness. Phenylbutazone (bute) is a pain medication. The […]

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Vazquez Granted Stay of Suspension After McCarthy Fight

Delaware Park trainer Juan Vazquez has been granted a stay of the suspension awarded following his winner’s circle fight with jockey Trevor McCarthy, according to a Daily Racing Form report. Vazquez has chosen to appeal the ruling, and will be permitted to train while the appeal is resolved. He is scheduled to appear before the Delaware […]

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