John Mooney

Bessie Gruwell’s TIEA Award Reflects ‘Good Hard Working People’ Of Delaware

Bessie Gruwell, Executive Director of the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA), won the prestigious Administration Award for exemplary leadership in a racing executive role. The announcement was made at the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards sponsored by Godolphin at Keeneland on October 11th. The individual must have a high standard in organizational, time-management, and communication skills; […]

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Delaware Park Boosts Lower-Level Claiming Purses By $5,000

Effective with the start of condition book four which begins on Thursday, August 8th, purses will be increased $5,000 on bottom level main track claiming and maiden claiming races at Delaware Park. Main track claiming races for $15,000 or less and main track maiden claiming races for $16,000 or less will see an increase of […]

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UPDATED: Delaware Park Officials Isolate Horse With Strangles

One horse that tested positive for strangles has been put in an isolation barn outside of the stable area at Delaware Park. According to John Mooney, executive director of racing at the Wilmington, Del., track, the horse stabled in a lightly populated barn was sent to a nearby clinic about one week ago after showing […]

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Delaware Park Wrap: Handle Increases 17 Percent Despite Decline In Field Size

Despite declines in average starters per race and 28 fewer turf races because of the above-average rainfall in the region, the 81st live racing season concluded with an increase in total handle on Saturday, October 20. Total handle for the 81-day meet was $112,041,057, an increase of 17% over the $95,768,895 from last year’s 81-day […]

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Delaware Park Names A Race To Honor National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame

Delaware Park will honor the rich history of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by naming an overnight race in the Museum’s honor as part of its live racing card on Wednesday, July 18. Along with the race, Delaware Park will be promoting the Museum throughout the day with videos as part […]

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JOCKEYS CAUSE CANCELLATION OF TUESDAY’S DELAWARE PARK CARD AFTER SECOND RACE

By Ray Paulick John Mooney, executive director of racing at Delaware Park, wasn’t happy with the actions of several jockeys that led to the cancellation of Tuesday’s program after the first two races on the card had been run. “We have some procedures we expect to be followed whenever it comes to safety issues, […]

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