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John Peters, Longtime Delaware State Veterinarian, Dies

Dr. John Thomas Peters, a leading equine veterinarian and an Air Force ‎veteran, died on Feb. 11, 2020. Born in Howard County, Indiana in 1932, Peters was the son of Ralph and Thelma Peters. He graduated from Greentown High School and was on the high school basketball team that beat Kokomo High School in the […]

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‘His Work Ethic Is The Best’: Angel Suarez Making An Impression At Tampa

Tampa Bay Downs jockey Angel Suarez wasn’t born when the North American Thoroughbred foal crop peaked at 51,296 in 1986. But he and his agent, John Weilbacher, devised a plan last summer and fall for dealing with those days when he was named to ride only three or four races. On numerous occasions, the duo […]

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Delaware Park Receives Approval For 85-Day Race Meet

Delaware Park has announced an 85-day meet for the upcoming 83rd season of live racing after receiving approval from the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission today. The live racing season will open on Wednesday, May 27 and conclude on Saturday, Oct. 31.  Live racing will be conducted Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.  Thursdays will be added June 18 […]

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Report: Delaware Commission Moves Up Trainer Percaro’s Appeal Over Shockwave Use

The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission is accelerating its appeals timeframe for two men handed fines and suspensions related to the use of shockwave therapy. The Racing Biz reported this week that the appeal, which had not been scheduled until April 2020, will now take place in January. Trainer Anthony Percaro and assistant David Neilson were […]

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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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