Delaware

Delaware Park Assistant Starter Suspended For Striking Horse

An assistant starter working at Delaware Park was the subject of a viral video released on Twitter on Thursday. In the gate ahead of the fifth race, the seven horse Accolade seemed to be acting up prior to the start. The assistant starter appeared to jerk the reins and hit the horse in the head […]

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Carrasco Makes Long-Awaited Return To The Saddle Sunday At Laurel Park

Journeyman rider Victor Carrasco, the Eclipse Award-winning apprentice of 2013 sidelined for the past nine months by injury, will launch his latest comeback with a pair of mounts on Sunday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park. Ranked among Maryland’s leading riders since coming to the U.S. from his native Puerto Rico in March 2013, Carrasco has […]

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Power Of Snunner Looking For Repeat In Obeah Stakes

James Courtney’s Power of Snunner will be seeking a repeat victory when she faces 11 rivals in the $100,000 Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile-and-an-eighth affair is the local prep for the filly and summer classic – the mile-and-a-quarter $750,000 Grade II Delaware Handicap on Saturday, July 14. The race is named […]

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Delaware Park, Two Other State Casinos To Launch Full-Scale Sports Gaming Tuesday

Delaware has offered limited sports wagering since 2009, but the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a federal law that banned sports betting has enticed Governor John Carney to announce that the state will now launch a full-scale sports gaming operation. On Tuesday, June 5, all three of the state’s casinos, including Delaware Park, will offer single-game […]

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Songbird Fights Through The Stretch For Delaware Handicap Victory

Rick Porter’s Songbird, the lowest-priced favorite in the history of the Delaware Handicap at 1-9, was allowed to set easy fractions all the way around the Delaware oval in this year’s edition of the G1 contest. The 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, had a bit of pressure from […]

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Frostmourne In Hand For Dominant Kent Stakes Victory

Green Lantern Stables’ homebred Frostmourne was the easiest of winners in Saturday’s G3 Kent Stakes at Delware Park, well in-hand to cross the wire nearly six lengths in front of Master Plan. The 3-year-old dark bay son of Speightstown, ridden by Joel Rosario and trained by Christophe Clement, covered nine furlongs over a turf course […]

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Californian It Tiz Well Captures Delaware Oaks

California invader It Tiz Well, owned by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, won the $300,000 Grade III Delaware Oaks today. With Drayden Van Dyke aboard, the daughter of Arch notched a half-length and returned $3.60 as the favorite in the field of six.  Proud and Fearless, with Brian Pedroza, cut early fractions of :48.22 for a half […]

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Zipessa Tops Saturday’s Robert G. Dick Memorial At Delaware Park

Empyrean Stable’s Zipessa will be seeking her first victory of season in the $200,000 Grade III Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday.  The mile and three-eighths affair for fillies and mares has attracted a field of nine.   Zipessa has a career record of four wins, a second and three thirds from twelve […]

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Severe Weather Conditions Force Cancellations At Delaware

Delaware Park’s live racing card was canceled after the sixth race today due to severe weather conditions in the area. There were two races remaining on the card at the time of the cancellation. Live racing is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, July 20th. First race post time is 1:15 p.m.

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Mario Pino To Receive Mike Venezia Memorial Award

Mario Pino was announced as the 2016 recipient of the of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, earning the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship. Established in 1989, the Mike Venezia Memorial Award will be presented to Pino following the conclusion of the first race, with a post time of 1:30 […]

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