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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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Jose Ortiz Scores MATCH Series Triple At Delaware Park

A stirring battle between two division rivals, a victory by a shipper from Northeast Ohio and a big day for jockey Jose Ortiz capped the return of the MATCH Series to Delaware Park as part of its Delaware Handicap Day program July 13. Delaware Park, a longtime host of MATCH competition, was the third of […]

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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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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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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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