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‘No Disciplinary Action’ Taken Against Delaware Park Assistant Starter

An assistant starter working at Delaware Park was the subject of a viral video released on Twitter on Thursday, June 14th. In the gate prior to the fifth race, the seven horse Accolade seemed to be acting up prior to the start. The assistant starter appeared to jerk the reins and hit the horse in […]

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Owner Of Horse Involved In Starter Incident Issues 2nd Statement; Accolade In ‘Good Spirits’

Glenn Fagan, the owner of Accolade, the horse struck several times in the head by an assistant starter at Delaware Park last week, issued a follow-up statement Sunday that mellowed some of the frustration expressed in his original statement. In the statement sent to WDEL, Fagan said while he was initially outraged that Delware Park […]

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Cynthia Smith, Robert Colton Named To Stewards Positions In Delaware

Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission chairman W. Duncan Patterson announced at the commission’s March meeting that two candidates had been selected for the position of associate state steward and safety steward. Cynthia L. Smith – a level II steward and racing official with a national racing background having worked in California, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas […]

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Bernard Daney, Former Chairman Of The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Dies

Bernard Joseph Daney, an accomplished businessman, educator, and racing regulator who served as chairman of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission for 18 years, died Dec. 9 at age 92. Daney graduated from Saint Elizabeth School and Wilmington High School in 1943, and in October of that year, he entered the military. He served with Infantry […]

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Pattershall Suspended 60 Days By Delaware Park Stewards For Possession Of Needles, Syringes, Medication

Trainer Mary Pattershall has been suspended 60 days and fined $1,500 by stewards at Delaware Park for possession of hypodermic needles, syringes and injectable labeled medication on racetrack grounds. Pattershall, who is stabled at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, shipped to Delaware Park on Aug. 12, when Five C’s Stable’s Diadema finished sixth in a starter allowance. A […]

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Report: Delaware Slowly Moving Forward With Plans For Exchange Wagering

Members of Delaware’s racing industry are considering allowing exchange wagering to be offered on races run at Delaware Park. The Racing Biz reports that exchange wagering was the subject of a lengthy discussion by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (DTRC) during its meeting earlier this week. At the present time, exchange wagering is only offered in New Jersey, […]

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That’ll Teach ‘Em: Letter of Reprimand For Delaware Park Placing Judges Who Posted Wrong Order Of Finish

Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission stewards conducted a hearing July 28 with Delaware Park placing judges Roxanne Estrin and George Carey, who posted the wrong order of finish for the second- and third-place finishers in the previous day’s first race. According to the stewards report posted on the commission website, Estrin and Carey “were issued written […]

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Vet Fined $1,000 For Missing Lasix Shot That Forced Scratch Of Delaware Park Stakes Horse

Dr. Robert Campbell has been fined $1,000 by Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission stewards for failing to give Juddmonte Farms’ Suffused a pre-race furosemide (Lasix or Salix) treatment as scheduled, necessitating the filly’s scratch from last Saturday’s $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park. Campbell, who was one of the third-party veterinarians retained by the commission […]

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Delaware Racing Commission Adopts Claim Void Rule

In a meeting held April 6, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission finalized a rule that will allow claims to be voided if the claimed horse dies during a race or is euthanized on the track following the race. The rule will be in place when Delaware Park opens its season on May 21. According to […]

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Paddock Accident Leads To Cancellation Of Delaware Park Races

Delaware Park cancelled the final four races of Tuesday’s eight-race card after a valet was injured while horses were being saddled for the fourth race. According to sources, other valets and some jockeys refused to work because the medical response time for the injured man was not satisfactory. One witness said the valet, identified by Daily Racing […]

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