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Owner, Trainer Appealing Delaware Suspensions For ‘Unauthorized Use Of Shockwave Therapy’

Owner David Neilson and trainer Anthony Pecoraro are both appealing six-month suspensions and $1,000 fines issued by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission because of an “unauthorized use of shockwave therapy,” reports the Thoroughbred Daily News. The rulings stem from an investigation into the catastrophic breakdown of Glencairn at Delaware Park on Aug. 5. The heavy favorite […]

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Report: Delaware Trainer Handed Year-Long Suspension After Allegedly Stealing Owner’s Horse

Trainer Gerald James is facing a one-year suspension in Delaware after officials say he took possession of a horse in his care, changed its name with The Jockey Club, and raced it under his own name. Thoroughbred Daily News reported that a stewards’ ruling accuses James of “false ownership/hidden ownership” and “alleged theft.” James had […]

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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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Delaware Park Showcases Racehorses Ready For New Careers

Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) are excited to announce the annual “End of Meet Showcase,” a joint affair with CANTER-Delaware (CDE) and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR), held at Delaware Park on October 13. This is an opportunity for off-track-Thoroughbred (OTTB) lovers to find their dream horse. Approximately 25 to 40 horses […]

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Delaware Park To Host 27th Owners Day To Showcase Delaware-Bred, Certified Runners

The 27th Owners’ Day at Delaware Park will showcase the best in Delaware racing this Saturday.  The eleven race card will offer total purses of $740,500.  The card has six stakes, four for Delaware-bred or certified Thoroughbreds and two restricted to horses that have started at Delaware Park this year. Trainer Anthony Pecoraro, who is […]

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Delaware Commission Upholds Stewards’ Suspension Of Vitali

According to The Racing Biz, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has voted to uphold a year-long suspension and $2,500 fine handed to Marcus Vitali after the controversial trainer fled security at Delaware Park. Vitali’s attorney Alan Pincus told writer Frank Vespe he did not know whether Vitali would appeal the ruling, which would mean going […]

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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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Report: Delaware’s Wayne Puts His Foot Down, Denies Vitali Stay Of Suspension

In an unconventional move, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission’s executive director John Wayne has denied a stay of suspension requested by trainer Marcus Vitali. The Racing Biz first reported the development after yesterday’s news that Vitali had gotten a year’s suspension and a $2,500 fine for interfering with a search in a dorm room. “I […]

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First Winner For Spendthrift Farm’s Palace Comes At Delaware Park

D W Fitz dug in to win on debut on Delaware Park on July 24, becoming the first winner sired by Spendthrift Farm’s multiple Grade 1 winner Palace. Under jockey Trevor McCarthy, the bay colt prevailed as the post time favorite in the 5 1/2-furlong waver maiden claiming race by three-quarters of a length, stopping […]

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Vitali Hit With One-Year Suspension In Delaware After Allegations He Interfered With Investigation

Trainer Marcus Vitali, who has a lengthy history of trouble with regulatory authorities, has been suspended one year by stewards at Delaware Park for interfering with and impeding an investigation conducted by an investigator with the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission and Delaware Park security. Officials say Vitali removed an item from a dorm room refrigerator […]

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