Delaware Park Stakes Coordinator, Alice Marcacci passes away at the age of 67
Alice Marcacci, the stakes coordinator at Delaware Park, passed away at South Jersey Regional Medical Center on Friday after suffering a stroke. She was 67.
Marcacci was the Delaware Park stakes coordinator for the last three seasons including the 2011 Delaware Handicap which saw Blind Luck defeat her arch-rival and eventual Horses of the Year Havre de Grace and the 2012 Delaware Handicap which saw Royal Delta notch a hard fought victory over long shot Tiz Miz Sue.
The resident of Vineland, New Jersey, also worked as a racing official in Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. She is survived by a son and a granddaughter.
“She was an excellent racing official who took great pride in her work because she loved the sport,” said John Mooney, the Executive Director of Racing at Delaware Park. “She worked in many capacities in her career, but her expertise was really as a stakes coordinator. She knew how to talk to the trainers and owners. She was very thorough researching horses that might be available for a stakes race and went beyond the call of duty to see the participants were taken care of when they came for a stake race. She was just a fantastic lady and was well respected wherever she worked and went. She will be missed.”