delaware handicap

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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Weekend Lineup: Indiana Derby, Delaware ‘Cap

The G2 Delaware Handicap and G3 Indiana Derby are the highlights of this Saturday’s graded stakes action in the United States. Dual Grade 1 winner Elate will make her 4-year-old debut in the $750,000 Delaware ‘Cap, taking on a well-matched field of eight other fillies and mares over 1 1/4 miles. The biggest threats are […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who’s Got The ‘Mo’ Heading Into Delaware Handicap?

The 81st running of the Grade 2, $750,000 Delaware Handicap drew nine fillies and mares vying for the winner’s share of the hefty $750,000 purse. The key to separating the win contenders from the rest appears to be a potentially contested early pace scenario in which need-the-lead types Proper Discretion, Nikki My Darling and Farrell […]

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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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Nations’ Faith In Martini Glass Proves Justified After Azeri Victory

The 5-year-old Martini Glass earned her first graded stakes victory just last month, but trainer and co-owner Keith Nations had had faith in the one-time $16,000 claimer’s talent for some time. On Saturday, the daughter of Kitalpha proved herself with a win against a solid field in the Grade 2 Azeri at Oaklawn Park. After […]

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Rags-To-Riches: Former Claimer Martini Glass Aims For Azeri Stakes At Oaklawn

The rags-to-riches story of multiple stakes winner Martini Glass is scheduled to continue in the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) for older fillies and mares March 17 at Oaklawn, co-owner/trainer Keith Nations said Thursday afternoon. Martini Glass had been under consideration for the $225,000 Hillsborough Stakes (G2), a 1 1/8-mile grass race Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, before Nations opted for the […]

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Delaware Handicap Downgraded; 2018 Graded Stakes Listing Released Friday

The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association today presented its listing of U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes Races for 2018, the results of its annual grading session conducted November 28 and 29 in Lexington. The Committee reviewed 806 U.S. stakes races with a purse of at least $75,000, and assigned […]

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Rosario Leads North America By Earnings For Jockey Of The Week Title

Joel Rosario led all North American jockeys by total earnings and won one of a limited number of graded stakes races offered last week to be named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for July 10 – July 16, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members […]

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Songbird Saca A Relucir Su Clase Para Ganar De Punta A Punta El Delaware Handicap

No ganó como se supone que debe ganar un caballo cotizado 1/9, pero Songbird lo hizo de nuevo. La hija de Medaglia d’Oro le dio a su propietario Rick Porter una de las más importantes victorias de su vida al derrotar a sus rivales en el Delaware Handicap (G1, $750,000), un triunfo con significado especial […]

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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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