delaware handicap

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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Elate Geared Down At The Wire In Easy Delaware Handicap Repeat

Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider’s homebred Elate made it back-to-back wins in the G2 Delaware Handicap this Saturday, posting another convincing victory in the Delaware Park feature race. The 5-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare was geared down in the final sixteenth of a mile by jockey Jose Ortiz, completing 1 1/4 miles in 2:02 2/5. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Saratoga Kickoff

The prestigious Saratoga meeting is underway earlier than ever and waste no time getting down to top-level business with the Grade 1 Diana Stakes taking place on Saturday. Arlington Million preview day is also on tap at Arlington International Racecourse while the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap boasts a field that includes Grade 1 winners Blue […]

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Delaware Handicap, Saratoga’s Diana Part Of NYRA Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, July 13, featuring racing from historic Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as well as Delaware Park in Wilmington, Del. The sequence will begin at Delaware with the $100,000 Glasgow for 3-year-olds and up going 7 1/2 furlongs on the […]

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Equibase Analysis: Delaware Handicap Could Be Ripe For Upset

The Grade2, $750,000 Delaware Handicap brings together a strong group of older fillies and mares with seven of the nine attempting the mile and one-quarter distance for the first time in their careers. One horse who is proven at the distance is likely betting favorite Elate. She won this race last year and is attempting […]

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MATCH Series Races Share Spotlight With Delaware Handicap On Saturday

A rematch in the Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division and a chance for several horses to pad their respective divisional leads are among the highlights as the MATCH Series returns to Delaware Park July 13 as part of the Delaware Handicap program. The four $100,000 MATCH stakes are carded as races 4 through 7, with […]

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Elate Looks To Go Back-To-Back In Delaware Handicap

The defending champion, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Elate tops the 82nd renewal of the $750,000 Grade II Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park this Saturday.  The mile-and-a-quarter filly and mare summer classic has attracted a field of nine.   The 5-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro has a record of a win, a second and a […]

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MATCH Series Returns To Delaware Park As Part Of Del ‘Cap Day

The big-event format for this year’s MATCH Series continues July 13 at Delaware Park, which will host four series stakes as well the Grade 2 $750,000 Delaware Handicap on the Saturday program. Eighty-nine nominations were submitted for the four $100,000 MATCH events: the Dashing Beauty Stakes (Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division), Hockessin Stakes (3-Year-Olds and […]

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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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Elate Takes Delaware ‘Cap Off The Layoff

Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Elate made her 2018 debut a successful one on Saturday, easily taking the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G2) under Jose Ortiz. The 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was initially last in the compact field, made a strong middle move to take command and was geared down late to cross the wire […]

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