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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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MATCH Series Returns In 2019 With Revised Format, ‘Special Event Days’

After a celebrated and highly successful return to the racing calendar last year, the MATCH Series (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships) will return in 2019, featuring a new format designed to encourage more participation from horsemen, brand the series as special event days at the participating racetracks, and make it easier for the racing public to follow […]

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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 Adds Makeup Racing Date On Monday, Oct. 15

The live racing date previously canceled due to extreme heat on Monday, July 2nd at Delaware Park has been rescheduled for Monday, October 15th. Live racing is scheduled for Monday, October 15th, Wednesday, October 17th and Closing Day Saturday, October 20th for the last week of the meet at Delaware Park in 2018.

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Kathleen O’Connell Scores Career Win No. 2,000 At Delaware Park

Trainer Kathleen O’Connell notched career victory 2,000 at Delaware Park on Wednesday.  The milestone win came in the sixth race when Charlie Runion’s homebred Wishful Quality won her debut by a head in a $34,000 maiden event. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Exclusive Quality was ridden by Hector Rafael Diaz, Jr. and returned $53.80 as […]

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Leading Monmouth Jockey Ferrer Celebrates Four-Win Card On Labor Day

Jockey Jose Ferrer put on exclamation point on what will soon be his first Monmouth Park riding title, guiding heavily-favored Terry’s Charm to an easy 5½-length victory in Monday’s $40,000 featured allowance optional claimer – one of four winners on the card for the 54-year-old journeyman. Ferrer, who began riding at Monmouth Park in 1982, […]

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New Agreement Will Fund Athletic Trainer For Delaware Park Jockeys

The Delaware Jockeys’ Health and Welfare Benefit Board announced today a multi-year agreement with Premier Physical Therapy and Sports Performance to provide a certified athletic trainer for the jockeys during the live racing cards at Delaware Park effective immediately. The athletic trainer will be located in the jockeys’ room and will have the ability to […]

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Atreides Sires First North American Winner At Delaware Park

Caladan, bred by Kirt Cahill and Sarah Cahill, became the first North American winner sired by Atreides, with a 3 1/2 length victory in a one-mile maiden special weight on Monday at Delaware Park. The dark bay or brown colt stopped the clock in 1:40.92 under jockey Jeremy Rose in a race taken off the […]

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MATCH Series Races Show Significant Handle Increases At Delaware Park

The MATCH Series was part of the two biggest days on the Delaware Park racing calendar, and the two series stakes generated strong pari-mutuel handle compared with the same races in 2017. Overall wagering on both days was strong when comparisons are made to previous years. MATCH was relaunched this year after 16 years on […]

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Cedeno’s Seven-Bagger At Delaware Earns Jockey Of The Week Honors

Carol Cedeno broke the Delaware Park record for number of wins in a day and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 9 – 15, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 […]

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