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Delaware Park, Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) and Canter, Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue

host the ‘End of Meet Showcase’

Wilmington, Del., October 13, 2018 — Delaware Park, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA), CANTER USA Delaware and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue are teaming up to host the ‘ End of Meet Showcase.’

Delaware Park horses retiring from racing will be presented and offered for sale to the public, with all sales negotiated directly between buyer and seller.  More than 25 Thoroughbreds, Arabians, and lead ponies will be showcased.

When: Sunday, October 21st, from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Where: 777 Delaware Park Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19804.  Receiving barns in stable area at Delaware Park.  Access will be through Stable Gate (Gate 4) adjacent to the owner/trainer parking lot.

Contact Information: Bev Strauss, Mid Atlantic Horse Rescue, (610) 405-0607, delparkhorses@gmail.com; Lauren Gassaway, CANTER Delaware, (410) 404-3666, lauren.gassaway@canterusa.org.

Unbridled Juan defeats Dr. Blarney in Grover “Buddy” Delp Memorial Stakes

Wilmington, Del., October 17, 2018 —Stronach Stables’ Unbridled Juan ended the six race win streak of Dr. Blarney in the $50,125 Grover “Buddy” Delp Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park today.

With Alex Cintron aboard, Unbridled Juan won by 1 ¼-lengths and returned $12.00 as third choice in the field of six. Dr. Blarney, the even-money favorite with Tammi Piermarini, finished second for the first time this year after winning his previous six starts including a victory over Unbridled Juan in his last start the $75,000 DTHA Governor’s Day Handicap at Delaware Park.  It was another 2 ½-lengths farther back to Monongahela, with Jevian Toledo, in third.

Unbridled Juan covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1:43.65 over a fast main track.  The 6-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song raised his career record to six wins from 25 starts with earnings of $445,323.  In his last outing, the Ontario-bred trained by Jose Corrales closed ground and finished strong to finish ¾-lengths behind Dr. Blarney after hopping at the start.

“We had a perfect trip today,” said winning rider Alex Cintron.  “In his last race, the (DTHA) Governor’s Day it really cost him the race when he hopped coming out of the gate.  Also that day, the track was fast and speed favoring and he was one of the few horses that made up a lot of ground.  I knew today he would be tough if we could get a good break.  We had a good break and we sat right behind the pacesetters.  I knew we were in good shape on the final turn.  At the top of the lane, I moved him out and he did the rest.”

Bishop’s Pond romps to Winter Melody Stakes victory

Wilmington, Del., October 10, 2018 —Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, and The Elkstone Group’s Bishop’s Pond romped in the $50,125 Winter Melody Stakes at Delaware Park today.

With Trevor McCarthy aboard, the 6-year-old daughter of Curlin won by 4 ½-lengths and returned $4.60 as the second choice in the field of six.  Hey Niki, with Jorge Vargas Jr. finished second a head in front of Enthrall, with Edgar Prado, in third.  The 6-to-5 favorite, Tequilita, with Victor Carrasco, finished fourth.

Bishop’s Pond cut early fractions of 48.41 for the half mile and 1:12.05 for the three-quarter miles before completing the mile and a sixteenth in 1:43.20 over a fast main track.   The Kentucky-bred trained by Jason Servis raised her career record to six wins from 28 starts with earnings of $384,372

“The game plan was to go to the lead because she seems like she runs her best when she is out there on her own,” said winning rider Trevor McCarthy.  “Going into the first turn, I knew if she did not win from here that something was up.  She was relaxed and she made a nice move on her own on the final turn.  When I laid her down, she was running.  She did not swap leads, but she kept running, so I did not mess with her.  Since she was running for me, I figured I should leave her be.  She did the all of the hard work.”

Come Sundown wins First State Dash

Wilmington, Del., September 29, 2018 —Steven Newby’s Come Sundown notched an upset victory in the $100,750 First State Dash Stakes at Delaware Park today.

With Weston Hamiltion aboard, the 2-year-old son of Great Notion returned $22.20 as the fourth choice in the field of eleven.  The Maryland-bred trained by Dale Capuano won by a neck.  Smithwick’s Spice, Jorge Gonzalez finished second.  It was 4-lengths farther back to the 3-to-5 favorite Tybalt, with Kevin Gomez, in third.

Come Sundown covered the five and a half furlongs in 1:04.17 over a fast main track.   He raised his career record to two wins from two starts with earnings of $84,453.  The victory was the first career stake win for jockey Weston Hamilton.

Arraign takes George Rosenberger Memorial  wins First State Dash

Wilmington, Del., September 29, 2018 —Adele Dilschneider and Dell Hancock’s Arraign won the $75,375 George Rosenberger Memorial at Delaware today.  With Edwin Gonzalez aboard, the 5-year-old daughter of Blame won by a half-length and returned $17.60 as the fourth choice in the field of eight.  I’m Pretty Strong, with Alex Cintron, finished second.  It was 8-lengths farther back to Broken Bridle, with Angel Suarez, in third.

Arraign covered the mile and a sixteenth over a fast main track in 1:43.34. The race was originally scheduled to be run on the grass, but was transferred to the main track due to the heavy rain in the area last week.

The Kentucky-bred trained by Michael Matz raised her career mark to three wins from 21 starts with earnings of $203,362.

Start the Show scores in Small Wonder

Wilmington, Del., September 29, 2018 —Blackstone Street Racing’s Start the Show cruised to victory in the $100,750 Small Wonder Stakes at Delaware Park today.  With leading Delaware Park jockey Carol Cedeno aboard, the 2-year-old son of Oxbow posted a 4 ¼-length win and returned $3.80 as the favorite in the field of twelve.  Rolling Baby, with Jose Garcia, finished second.  It was another 4-lengths farther back to Blameitonthekiss, with Angel Serpa, in third.

Start the Show covered the five and a half furlongs over a fast main track in 1:04.14.

The California-bred trained by Michael Catalano raised his career record to two wins from three starts with earnings of $89,250.

Shimmering Aspen notches Tax Free Shopping Distaff score

Wilmington, Del., September 29, 2018 —Hillwood Stable’s Shimmering Aspen posted and easy score in the $100,000 Tax Free Shopping  Distaff at Delaware Park today.  With Victor Carrasco  aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon posted a 3 1/2-length win and returned $3.00 as the favorite in the field of nine.  Fillupcohensapiker, with Angel Suarez, finished second.  It was another 1 1/4-lengths farther back to Hailey’s Flip, with Weston Hamilton, in third.

Shimmering Aspen covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:09.86.  The Kentucky-bred trained by Rodney Jenkins raised her career record to seven wins from 12 starts with earnings of $293,110.

Winplaceorshowono wins New Castle Stakes

Wilmington, Del., September 29, 2018 —Rickman Racing’s Winplaceorshowono won the $100,000 New Castle Stakes at Delaware Park today.  With Alex Cintron  aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Dance With Ravens posted a half-length victory and returned $5.80 as the favorite in the field of eight.  Bubba’s Will, with Angel Suarez, finished second.  It was another 1 3/4-lengths farther back to Guinness Spice, with Jorge Gonzalez, in third.

Winplaceorshowono covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10.76.  The Maryland-bred trained by Dale Capuano raised her career record to four wins from nine starts with earnings of $204,560.

Dr. Blarney wins DTHA Governors Day Handicap
giving jockey Tammi Piermarini career win 2,500

Wilmington, Del., September 29, 2018 —Joseph DiRico’s Dr. Blarney remained unbeaten from six starts this year and gave jockey Tammi Piermarini her 2,500th career win by notching a ¾-length victory in the $75,125 Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen Association (DTHA) Governors Day Handicap, the first of seven Owners’ Day stakes at Delaware Park, today.

The 5-year-old son Dublin covered the mile and seventy yards 1:39.54 and returned $4.40 as the favorite in the field of six.  Unbridled Juan, with Alex Cintron, finished second and it was a half-length farther Back to Even Thunder, with Brian Pedroza, in third.

This is the third consecutive victory at Delaware Park for Dr. Blarney.  The Massachusetts-bred trained by Karl Grusmark notched a 3-length score in a mile and seventy yard allowance on July 30 and a 1 ¼-length triumph in a one mile allowance on September 6.  He raised his career record to 17 wins from 23 starts with earnings of $517,080.

“This is a really special day. This is a milestone of 2,500 wins for me and it came aboard my big horse,” said winning rider Tammi Peirmarini, who has ridden Dr. Blarney twenty times and been aboard him for 16 of is his 17 victories.  “It also came for a wonderful owner and a trainer who helped me get my career riding career started.  So this is really special for this team.”

The 26th Owners’ Day at Delaware Park showcases best of the best in Delaware racing

Wilmington, Del., September 25, 2018 — The 26th Owners’ Day at Delaware Park will showcase the best in Delaware racing this Saturday.  The twelve race card with total purses of $750,000 has attracted a total of 133 entries.  The card has seven stakes, four Delaware-bred or certified Thoroughbreds, two restricted to horses that have started at Delaware Park this year, and an Arabian Stake.

The current and five-time former leading trainer Jamie Ness has entered a total of five in four races.  Every year, he looks forward to the Owners’ Day card, but he also knows that means the October 20th Closing Day is fast approaching.

“Owners’ Day is a little bittersweet for me,” said trainer Jamie Ness.  “It is a great day that showcases the best of Delaware racing and this card is exceptionally deep.  It is also a fun day for horsemen and horse players, so I am really looking forward to this Saturday.  Having said that, it also means we are getting to close to end of the meet which makes it a little bittersweet for me>”

Ness entered Even Thunder in the $75,000 Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen Association (DTHA) Governors Day Handicap which has been carded as the fifth race with a post time of 3:15 p.m.  Even Thunder is the 7-to-2 morning-line odds second choice in the mile and seventy yard affair which has attracted a field of eight.  The 4-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Even the Score has a career record of four wins from 18 starts with earnings of $255,620.  In his most recent, he contested the early pace before fading to sixth in the two-turn six and a half furlong $75,000 Maryland Coalition Stakes at Timonium on September 1.  Previously, he finished fourth in a six furlong allowance at Delaware Park on July 26.

“He is doing great, but he is in a tough race,” Ness said.  “There is some early speed in the race, which will make things a little tougher for him, but if he runs his race, he will be in the battle at the finish.  This race is like the rest of the races on the card.  It is deep and he could run a solid bang up race and still not get any money because of the depth of these fields on this card.”

The horse to beat in the DTHA Governors Day Handicap is the 9-to-5 morning-line favorite Joseph DiRico’s Dr. Blarney, who has won his last five straight including his last two at Delaware Park.  The 5-year-old son of Dublin will be bringing a career record of 16 wins from 22 starts with earnings of $472,080.

Dr. Blarney makes everything easy which is the main reason he is co consistent according to his trainer Karl Grusmark.

“He is just a real easy to train,” said trainer Karl Grusmark.  “That is the probably the biggest reason why he is so consistent.  He just does it easy.  Ever since we tried him on the turf last year in a Massachusetts-state bred race, we have been focusing on dirt stake races and we have had this race targeted for quite some time.”

Jamie Ness will also have Battle Ready in third race, Silver Dagger in the fourth race, and the Jagger Incorporated entry of Shoe Loves Shoe and Looks Good in the sixth race.

Battle Ready will be facing nine rivals as the 9-to-2 morning-line third choice in the mile and seventy yard claiming affair.  The 4-year-old son of Union Rags has a career record of three wins from 15 starts with earnings of $69,395. Silver Dagger is the 9-to-2 morning-line favorite in the field of 16 entered in the mile and seventy yard in the turf allowance.  The 6-year-old son of Badge of Silver had a career record of seven wins from 39 starts with earnings of $218,994.  The entry of Shoe Loves Shoe and Looks Good is the 4-to-1 morning-line odds second choice in the six furlong allowance with a field of ten.  Shoe Loves Shoe, a 4-year-old son of Friesan Fire, has a career mark of three wins from ten starts with earnings of $110,240 and Looks Good, a 6-year-old son of Circular Quay, has a career record of four wins from 19 starts with earnings of $113,640.

“All of my horses on this card are pretty much in the same situation,” Ness said.  “I am expecting all of them to run really well, but with how competitive these races are, I would be happy to come out of the day with a win and if I got two, I would be ecstatic.”

Ness has an eleven win lead with a record of 32 wins from 128 starts in the 2018 Delaware Park trainer standings through Monday, September 24th.  The 41-year-old native of Heron, South Dakota finished in a tie with Scott Lake last year and was leading trainer in 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012 at Delaware Park.

$75,000 DTHA Govenors Day Handicap

(Plus up to $50,000 Delaware Certified Bonus)

For 3-year-olds and upward which have started at Delaware Park in 2018 (stakes races excluded)

at a mile and seventy yards

# HORSE OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY Wg OD
1 Wild Scat Blue Robson Thoroughbreds Gerald Bennett Daniel Centeno 114 6-1
2 Bronx Sandman Rose Petal Stable Gary Capuano Weston Hamilton 112 8-1
3 Unbridled Juan Stronach Stables Jose Corrales Alex Cintron 124 8-1
4 Fellowship Jacks or Better Farm Kenneth Decker Angel Serpa 120 20-1
5 Twocubanbrothersu Derany & Rigattieri John Rigattieri Angel Suarez 115 9/2
6 Honor the Fleet Frank Demarco Louis Albertraini TBD 114 8-1
7 Dr. Blarney Joseph DiRico Karl Grusmark Tammi Piermarini 126 9/5
8 Even Thunder Jagger Inc Jamie Ness Brian Pedroza 121 7/2

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$75,000 George Rosenberger Memorial

(Plus up to $50,000 Delaware Certified Bonus)

For fillies and mares 3-year-olds and upward

which have started at Delaware Park in 2018 (stakes races excluded)

at a mile and a sixteenth (turf)

PP HORSE OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY Wg OD
1 Party Boat Hope Jones H. Graham Motion Alex Cintron 117 5-1
2 Owesaycanyousee Jacob Schnoor Patrick McBurney Jairo Rendon 119 20-1
3 Well Acquainted Augustin Stable Clyde W. Martin Jose Angel Garcia 117 20-1
4 Last Promise Kept Timothy Turney Thomas Proctor Carol Cedeno 117 6-1
5 Bombshell Team Valor International Arnaud Delcour Daniel Centeno 119 4-1
6 Clare’s Dowery Elizabeth Martin Silvio Martin Jeremy Rose 117 20-1
7 Aciano Gunpowder Farms Kelly Rubley Jeremy Rose 119 15-1
8 Arraign Dilschneider & Hancock Michael Matz Edwin Gonzalez 117 15-1
9 Giovanna Blues Alcon, Dogwood, Marcus Michael Dickinson Mario Pino 117 20-1
10 Madame X. Daniel Wukich Susan Cooney Kevin Gomez 114 20-1
11 Dynatail Ballybrit Stable Michael Dini Angel Suarez 117 20-1
12 West Coast Bias Glen Hill Farm Thomas Proctor Brian Pedroza 117 15-1
13 Sweet Sandy Fig Tree Farm Danielle Hobsdon Edgar Prado 117 12-1
14 Broken Bridle Capuano & Fowler Gary Capuano Jevian Toledo 121 15-1
15 Madame Milan Lael Stables Arnaud Delacour TBD 114 15-1
16 Good Roll Richard Granville Kevin Boniface TBD 119 20-1
17 I’m Pretty Strong Sagamore Farm Horacio DePaz Alex Cintron 116 20-1

$100,000 Tax Free Shopping Stakes

For Delaware-bred or Certified fillies & mares 3-year-olds and upward

Six Furlongs

PP HORSE OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY Wg OD
1 Hailey’s Flip Daniel Crowley Gary Capuano Weston Hamilton 117 3-1
2 Sterling Furiosa Sterling Farm & Clelland Mark Joseph Racanelli F. Peltrouche 114 30-1
3 White Gold Chanel AGB Equine Racing Ron Moquett Jomar Torres 117 4-1
4 Royalty for Life Touchdown Stable Robert Raymond Shannon Uske 116 15-1
5 Earned the Shot Papillion Stables Hubert Gaffney TBD 114 20-1
6 Buff’s in Love John Worsley John Worsley Anthony Nunez 120 15-1
7 Shimmering Aspen Hillwood Stable Rodney Jenkins Victor Carrasco Jr 123 2-1
8 Moon Virginia Greene, Greene, Smith Hamilton Smith Daniel Centeno 117 15-1
9 Fillupcohensapiker Andrew Simoff Andrew Simoff Angel Suarez 117 6-1
10 Flashy Moment RTL Castleton Farms Hubert Gaffney Pablo Rodriguez 114 20-1

A Delaware Certified thoroughbred has spent a minimum of 90 days on a certified Delaware farm or training facility prior to March 31 of its 2-year-old year.  Nearly 3,000 thoroughbreds are Delaware Certified and eligible to participate the during the 2018 Delaware Park meet.

$75,000 Small Wonder Stakes

For Delaware-bred or Certified 2-year-old fillies

Five and half furlongs

# HORSE OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY Wg OD
1 Cat Lak Wayward Farm Michael Gorham Augusto Marin 116 12-1
2 Clever Sarah PARM Racing Anthony Margotta Jr Angel Suarez 116 8-1
3 Little Cat Gee Hougendobler & Simoff Andrew Simoff Daniel Centeno 116 6-1
4 Sterling Queen Sterling Farm Mark Joseph Racnelli F Peltrouche 114 20-1
5 Yesterdaysplan Cesar Nambo Cesar Nambo Jose Betancourt 114 20-1
6 Esterina Felix Susi Arthur Stauffer Sr Robert Paz 116 20-1
7 Blameitonthekiss Barak Farm Wayne Potts Angel Serpa 114 15-1
8 Knock Out Kid Lucky Seven Racing John Robb Mario Pino 116 9/2
9 Rolling Bobby Delaperriere Stables Anthony Pecoraro Jose Angel Garcia 116 8-1
10 Start the Show Blackstone Street Racing Michael Catalano Carol Cedeno 116 7/2
11 Ruby Pumch Donald & Lucy Churchill Samuel Cronk Alex Cintron 116 10-1
12 Bettyann Margaret Hawk Michael Gorham Jomar Torres 114 20-1
13 Raging Blaze Pinochle Partners Phil Schoenthal TBD 114 15-1

A Delaware Certified thoroughbred has spent a minimum of 90 days on a certified Delaware farm or training facility prior to March 31 of its 2-year-old year.  Nearly 3,000 thoroughbreds are Delaware Certified and eligible to participate the during the 2018 Delaware Park meet.

$75,000 First State Dash

For Delaware-bred or Certified 2-year-olds

Five and half furlongs

# HORSE OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY Wg OD
1 Lippi Lorenzo No Guts No Glory Farm John Robb Mario Pino 116 12-1
2 Sterling Judge Sterling Farm Mark Joseph Racanelli Maxino Chilo 114 20-1
3 Come Sundown Steven Newby Dale Capuano Weston Hamilton 116 10-1
4 Sterling Canyon Sterling Farm Mark Joseph Racanelli F. Peltrocuhe 114 20-1
5 Destructive Flo Michael Miller Henry Walters Edwin Gonzalez 114 15-1
6 Tap the Mark BB Horses Claudio Gonzalez Jomar Torres 116 12-1
7 Code Name Brody Erika Neuberg Samuel Cronk Angel Suarez 116 15-1
8 Success Hurricane Top Hat Thoroughbreds Wayne Potts Carol Cedeno 116 15-1
9 Tybalt BB Horses & MCA Racing Claudio Gonzalez Kevin Gomez 116 5-1
10 Iron Lion Silver Trail Stables Guadalupe Preciado Trevor McCarthy 114 15-1
11 Sapphire Shilling The Elkstone Group Ron Potts Daniel Centeno 116 9/2
12 Thatwouldbegrand Steven Newby Dale Capuano Weston Hamilton 116 4-1
13 Smithwick’s Spice New Spice Stable Douglas Nunn Jorge Luis Gonzalez 116 12-1
14 Aspect Caroom & Ritchey Tim Ritchey Jose Angel Garcia 116 8-1

A Delaware Certified thoroughbred has spent a minimum of 90 days on a certified Delaware farm or training facility prior to March 31 of its 2-year-old year.  Nearly 3,000 thoroughbreds are Delaware Certified and eligible to participate the during the 2018 Delaware Park meet.

$100,000 New Castle Stakes

For Delaware-bred or Certified 3-year-olds and upward

Six Furlongs

PP HORSE OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY Wg OD
1 Sterling General Sterling Farm Ronney Brown F Peltrouche 117 15-1
2 Howboutthemcowboys Glen Gaddy Thomas Iannotti IV TBD 117 12-1
3 Winplaceorshowono Rickman Racing Dale Capuano Alex Cintron 117 6-1
4 Final Prospect Non Stop Stable Gary Capuano Weston Hamilton 119 10-1
5 Cozze Cat David Taylor Yolanda King Dan Feliciano 123 10-1
6 Evil Monkey Downward Dog Racing Bemjamin Perkins, Jr Jairo Rendon 119 5/2
7 Bubba’s Will V/R Racing Philip Aristone Angel Suarez 117 9/2
8 Nico Breej N Teej BB Horses and MCA Racin Claudio Gonzalez Jomar Torres 116 7/2
9 Guinness Spice New Spice Stable Douglas Nunn Jorge Luis Gonzalez 117 15-1

A Delaware Certified thoroughbred has spent a minimum of 90 days on a certified Delaware farm or training facility prior to March 31 of its 2-year-old year.  Nearly 3,000 thoroughbreds are Delaware Certified and eligible to participate the during the 2018 Delaware Park meet.

Grade III $20,000 Delaware Park Arabian Juvenile Championship

For 3-year-olds

One Mile and Seventy Yards

# HORSE OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY Wg OD
1 RB Super Duty Rosebrook Farms Jerenesto Torrez Jose Betancourt 119 15-1
2 RB Texas Hold Em Rosebrook Farms Jerenesto Torrez Ricardo Chiappe 119 15-1
3 Uptown Cruisedirector Jon & Krista Henningsgard Lynn Ashby Jose Angel Garcia 119 20-1
4 Burn Em Joey Betty & Joseph Gillis Jerenesto Torrez Carol Cedeno 119 4/5
5 A Real Diva Cre Run Enterprises Lynn Ashby Jose Angel Garcia 116 10-1
6 Big Ben Betty & Joseph Gillis Jerenesto Torrez Angel Suarez 119 6/5

Delaware Park News & Notes

Delaware Park Jockeys Share their Racing Adventures with Patients

at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Wilmington, Del., September 12, 2018 — Donning colorful jerseys and racing caps, Delaware Park jockeys brought the racing world alive for patients at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children yesterday. During the visit, each child received a collectible doll of the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who won his first race in his career debut at Delaware Park and “A Day in the Life of a Horse of a Different Color” coloring book by Pierre Bellocq.  The children also received a pair of racing goggles and other gifts from Delaware Park.

The jockeys’ visit was part of the national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month initiative organized by the Jockeys’ Guild.  The visit to Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was organized by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, Delaware Park, and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.

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After long layoff, Elate scores in Delaware Handicap victory

Wilmington, Del., July 14, 2018 — An eight month layoff and the mile and a quarter did not slow Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Elate down in the $750,000 Grade II Delaware Handicap.  With Jose Ortiz aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro notched a 3 ¼-length victory and returned $3.20 as the favorite in the field of eight.

“It was either this race or the Shuvee at Saratoga and that is at the end of the month,” said winning trainer Bill Mott.  “We felt like she was doing well, so we just decided to go ahead and get her started.  We knew we had a quality filly and we knew she was capable of winning a race like this if we had her right.”

Sneaky Betty, with Jomar Torres, finished second at odds of 85-to-1 a neck in front of Teresa Z, with Daniel Centeno, in third.

Proper Discretion, with Agustin Bracho, cut early fractions of :49.38 for the half-mile and 1:14.00 for the three-quarters mile before fading to eighth.  The final time for the mile and a quarter over a fast main track was 2:04.83

Last year, Elate posted a record of three wins, three seconds and a third from nine starts.  The Kentucky-bred won the $50,000 Light Hearted Stakes at Delaware Park, ran second in the Grade I CCA Oaks at Saratoga, won the Grade I Alabama at Saratoga, won the Grade I Beldame at Belmont Park and she finished her 3-year-old campaign by running fourth in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Del Mar.

Mott was pleased with race especially considering this was her first start since the Breeders’ Cup.

“I thought it was a good performance,” said Mott.  “She went early, she held on well and she did what she had to do.  It looked like when she took over, she did it with authority and she finished up.  Was she getting a little tired at the end? Well she could have been, but she had a right too.”

Mott has noticed Elate has gotten a little bigger since her 3-year-old season.

“She has always been a big strong filly, but she has filled out and broadened out just a bit. She weighs about 1,240 pounds, so she is a lot filly,” he said.

With the Breeders’ Cup Distaff as her year-end goal, her next start will be at Saratoga.

“Right now, if all goes well the Personal Ensign at Saratoga would be the target.”

Elate has a career record of five wins from 11 starts with earnings of $1,270,325.

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Golden Brown notches upset victory in Kent Stakes

Wilmington, Del., July 14, 2018 — ABL Stable, Domenic Bossone, Peter Donnelly and Jacob Schnoor Jr.’s Golden Brown posted an upset victory in the $200,375 Grade III Kent Stakes at Delaware Park today.

With Jairo Rendon aboard, the 3-year-old son of Offlee Wild won by 1 ¾-lengths and returned $33.20 as the second longest shot in the field of eight.

Hot Springs, with Feargal Lynch, finished second and it was a length farther back to Carrick, with John Velazquez, in third.  The 6-to-5 favorite, Untamed Domain, with Jose Ortiz finished sixth after being checked on the far turn and then again along the inside rail in upper stretch.  The pace setter, Archaggelos, with Mario Pino cut early fractions of 24.60 for the quarter-mile, 48.55 for the half-mile and 1:11.68 for the three-quarters mile before finishing fourth, but was disqualified and placed sixth by the stewards. The final time for the mile and an eighth over a firm turf course was 1:48.06.

Golden Brown raised his career record to three wins from seven starts with earnings of $209,500.  The Kent was the first career stake victory for the New Jersey-bred trained by Patrick McBurney.

McBurney decided on the Kent Stakes after Golden Brown ran a strong second in his career turf debut in the mile and a sixteenth $63,000 Dan Horn Stakes at Monmouth Park on June 17 in his last race.

“After his first time on turf, where he ran a fantastic race against tough older horse, we were looking for a straight 3-year-old race,” said winning trainer Patrick McBurney.  “This was a Grade III, but we thought we would take a shot.  We looked at the numbers and his stacked up within a couple points of the highest number.  We thought he would improve and he could only help himself by running 1-2-3 a race like this.”

Now that Golden Brown has had two strong efforts on the turf, McBurney is looking to keep Golden Brown on the grass.

“We hope to find something at Saratoga if he comes out of this good,” McBurney said.  “We would like to find another 3-year-old race long on the grass because that is his game.”

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Cedeno sets record for most wins on single Delaware Park card by notching seven victories

Wilmington, Del., July 11, 2018 —Former three-time leading rider, Carol Cedeno set the record for most wins by a jockey on a single Delaware Park card by notching seven victories today.

Cedeno started her record setting day by winning the first four races on the ten race card.  In the first race, she scored aboard Warrior Lake for trainer Scott Lake, in the second race she booted home Golden Ray for trainer Jorge Navarro, in the third race she won with Posterity for trainer Wayne Potts and in the fourth race she won with Make My Saturday.  The 27-year-old native of Puetro Rico continued her winning ways in the sixth race by scoring aboard Here’s to Mike for trainer Jorge Navarro.  She followed with a victory in the seventh race aboard Southern Christmas for trainer Scott Lake.  Her record setting seventh victory came in the tenth race, the Arabian race, aboard Tiffanys Dream for trainer Jerenesto Torrez.  Her only losses were in the fifth and eighth races. She did not have a mount in the ninth race.

Cedeno is the current leading jockey at Delaware Park twenty-five days into the meet with a record of 32 wins from 135 mounts.  She was the leading rider at Delaware Park from 2014 through 2016.  Last year, she finished second in the standing three wins behind Scott Spieth.

Six riders have won six races on a single Delaware Park card.  They are: Joseph Rocco, Jr., in 2011; Michael McCarthy, who accomplished the feat twice – once in 1997 and again in 1998; Jimmy Edwards, in 1984; Greg McCarron, in 1974; George Cusimano, in 1968; and Eldon Nelson in 1958.

Greentree Stable, winner of  1978 Del Cap with Late Bloomer, inducted into Delaware Park Wall of Fame

Wilmington, Del., July 9, 2018—Greentree Stable, a dominant force on the American racing landscape for nearly eight decades, has joined six other legendary owners and was inducted into the Delaware Park Wall of Fame today. The others are Christiana Stable, Foxcatcher Farms, Brandywine Stable, Bohemia Stable, Windfields Farm and Walter Jeffords.

“Greentree Stable was a powerhouse stable during the golden era of American racing,” said Kevin DeLucia, Senior Vice President at Delaware Park. “Their success over multiple decades is a tribute to the Whitney family’s dedication to the sport, which started with Payne Whitney in 1914. We are honored to induct them into our Wall of Fame.”

At Delaware Park, Greentree Stable won more than a dozen major stakes over a four-decade span. In 1978, it won the Delaware Handicap with Late Bloomer. It also won back-to-back Delaware Oaks with Piquet in 1940 and Tangled in 1941, as well as three Leonard Richards Stakes with Swing and Sway in 1941, Dockstrader in 1945 and Hall of Fame in 1951.

Other champions campaigned by Greentree Stable include: Twenty Grand, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1931; Shut Out, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1942; Capot, winner of the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes in 1949; Tom Fool, Horse of the Year in 1953; and Stage Door Johnny, winner of the Belmont Stakes in 1968.

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Handicapping Contests

 

Final 2018 Handicapping Tournament is November 24.

Contest Format:

  • Win, Place & Show
  • Participants must wager on minimum of 10 races
  • $10 minimum
  • Participant with highest total after last race will be the winner
  • $150 entry fee and $100 bankroll
  • 95% of the entry fees will be awarded as prizes for each contest
  • Distribution will be as follows  – 1st prize – 50%, 2nd – prize – 25%  3rd – prize 15% and 4th  – prize – 10%
  • Based upon 60 entries – 1st prize  $4,275 – 2nd prize $2,140 – 3rd prize $1,280 – 4th prize $855

Final Standings for September 1

FinishFirst InitialLast NameFinal TotalPrize Winnings
1K.Morgan$1,284.00
$2,992.50
2S.Wheeler$1,181.00
$1496.25
3M. Fisher
$460.50
$897.75
4G. Long$345.00
$598.50

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RACING CALENDAR

May 30th-October 20th. Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In the final week of the meet, live racing will be conducted on Wednesday, October 17th and Saturday, October 20th only. Daily first race post time is 1:15 p.m.

2018 Live Racing Calendar

STAKES

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