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Delaware Park News & Notes
October 13th Added to Live Racing Calendar as Make-Up Date
Wilmington, Del., September 14, 2016 —Delaware Park has added Thursday, October 13th to the live racing calendar. The added date will serve as a make-up day for the live racing card cancelled on August 13th due to the extreme heat.
The 81-day meet is scheduled to conclude on October 15th. Live racing will be held every Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Saturday through September 22nd. As originally scheduled, live racing will not be conducted on Thursday, September 29th and Thursday, October 6th. First race post time is scheduled for 1:15 p.m.
Final Handicap Tournament of the year is on November 19th. Entry fee is $100 and the bankroll will remain $100. The betting format is $10 minimum per race (no maximum) restricted to Win, Place and Show on the contest tracks. Participants must wager on a minimum of 10 races (no maximum). Participant with the highest total after last race is the winner. Prize Structure based upon 80 entries will be 1st Place $3,800 – 2nd $1,900 – 3rd is $1,140 – 4th is $760.
Final Standings for Handicap Tournament September 10th
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Owners’ Day Stakes
Back-to-back DTHA Governors Day Handicap wins for Ain’t Got Time
Wilmington, Del., September 10, 2016 — The defending race champion, Ain’t Got Time dominated his rivals in the $75,000 DTHA Governors Day, restricted to horses which have started at Delaware Park in 2016 (stake races excluded), today.
With Scott Spieth aboard, the 5-year-old son of Roman Ruler won by a 7 1/2-lengths and returned $8.40 as the fourth choice in the field of seven. The Kentucky-bred trained by former Delaware Park leading trainer Tim Ritchey, won this race last year by 3-lengths.
Fabuulous Time, with Ricardo Chiapie finished second. It was another 1 1/4-lengths further back to Albano, with Gabriel Saez, in third.
Ain’t Got Time, cur early fractions of :46.56 for the half mile and 1:10.60 for the three-quarters mile before completing the mile and seventy yards in 1:39.55 over a fast main track.
He raised his career record to seven wins from 20 starts with earnings of $291,541.
Old Harbor takes George Rosenberger Memorial in record setting fashion
Joseph Birnbaum’s Old Harbor won the $75,000 George Rosenberger Memorial, restricted to horses which have started at Delaware Park in 2016 (stake races excluded), in record setting fashion today.
With Brian Ricardo Chiappe aboard, the 5-year-old daughter of Raffie’s Majesty set the track record for a mile and a sixteenth, on the turf by covering the distance in 1:39.95. The previous record was held by Whale who ran the distance in 1:40.51 in 2005.
Old Harbor won by 4 ½-lengths and returned $8.60 as the second-choice in the field of eight. Tela, with Brian Pedroza, finished second. It was another length further back to Divine Dawn, with Gabriel Saez, in third. The 3-to-2 favorite, Catcha Rising Star with Erick Rodriguez, finished fifth.
Old Harbor, a New York-bred trained by Russell Cash, raised her career record to seven wins from 23 starts with earnings of $481,335.
Sunshine Included takes Small Wonder
A Delaperriere Stables Sunshine Inclued notched her first career stake victory in upset fashion in the Delaware bred or certified restricted $75,000 Small Wonder Stakes at Delaware Park today.
With Erick Rodriguez aboard, the 2-year-old daughter of Include won 4-lengths and returned $13.00. The 8-to-5 favorite in the field of five, Hailey’s Flip with Gabriel Saez, finished second. It was another 6 1/2-lengths further back to Cat Giumarello, with Scott Spieth, in third.
Sunshine Included cut early fractions of :22.19 for the quarter mile and :45.65 for the half mile before completing the five and half furlongs in :57.86 over a fast main track.
The Maryland-bred trained by Anthony Pecoraro raised her career record to a win from two starts with earnings of $53,400.
Debt Ceiling scores in New Castle
Tim O’Donohue Racing Stables’ Debt Ceiling won the Delaware bred or certified restricted $75,000 New Castle Stakes at Delaware Park today.
With Brian Pedroza aboard, the 5-year-old son of Discreet Cat won by a half length and returned $17.20 as the third-choice in the field of four. The 1-to-5 favorite, Cinco Charlie with Ricardo Santana Jr, finished second but was disqualified and placed third by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission stewards for bumping Final Prospect, with Jose Caraballo. Final Prospect was placed second
Debt Ceiling ran the six furlongs in 1:10.24 over a fast main track.
The Kentucky-bred trained by Gina Rosenthal raised his career record to six wins from 21 starts with earnings of $285,747.
Our Rombauer takes First State Dash in career debut
In his career debut, United Racing Stable’s Our Rombaure won the Delaware bred or certified restricted $75,000 First State Dash at Delaware Park today.
With Daniel Centeno aboard, the 2-year-old son of Majestic Warrior won by a half length and returned $5.60 as the favorite in the field of six. Howboutthemcowboys, with Brian Pedroza, finished second. It was another 1 ¾-lengths further back to Bronx Sandman with Gabriel Saez in third.
Our Rombaurer, a Pennsylvania-bred trained by Keith Nations ran the five and a half furlongs in :57.99 over a fast main track.
Outwithbigdaddy takes Tax Free Shopping Distaff
No Guts No Glory Stables Outwithbigdaddy notched his first career stake victory in the Delaware bred or certified restricted $75,000 Tax Free Shopping Distaff at Delaware Park today.
With Daniel Centeno aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Outflanker won 3/4-lengths and returned $17.60 as the fourth choice in the field of seven. Lake Sebago, finished second. It was another 1 1/2-lengths further back to Code Name Taurus, with Ricardo Chiappe, in third.
Outwithbigdaddy cut early fractions of :22.38 for the quarter mile and :45.96 for the half mile before completing the six furlongs in 1:10.68 over a fast main track.
The Maryland-bred trained by Gina Rosenthal raised her career record to five wins from 15 starts with earnings of $158,563.
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Saturday, July 16th – The Delaware Handicap Grade I
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I’m a Chatterbox survives foul claim and wins Delaware Handicap
Wilmington, Del., July 16, 2016 — After posting an impressive victory in the 79th renewal of the $750,000 Grade I Delaware Handicap, Carolyn and Fletcher Gray’s I’m a Chatterbox survived a claim of foul before being declared the official winner
With Florent Geroux aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Munnings notched a 2 ¼-length triumph and returned $3.20 as the favorite in the field of six. Paid Up Subscriber, with Ricardo Santana Jr., finished second. It was another 4 ¼-lengths further back to Penwith, with Joel Rosario, in third. Mei Ling, with Jose Ortiz, cut early fractions of :47.72 for the half mile, 1:12.82 for the three-quarters mile and 1:37.47 for the mile before fading to fourth
I’m a Chatterbox covered the mile and a quarter over a fast main track in 2:02.64. Previously, the Kentucky-bred won the $100,000 Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park on June 11. She has a career record of seven wins from 14 starts with earnings of $1,834,614. This was the second Delaware Handicap victory for her trainer J. Larry Jones, who won his first Delaware Handicap in 2005 with Island Sand.
At the start of the race, I’m a Chatterbox bobbled and then ducked in crowding rivals. The chain reaction caused Paid Up Subscriber to be bumped and temporarily knocked off stride. After the race, a claim foul was lodged by Ricardo Santana Jr, against the winner for interference. But the claim was not allowed by the stewards.
“Absolutely, you always worry when it comes down to a decision somebody has to make,” said winning trainer J. Larry Jones. “It did look like the one horse (Paid Up Subscriber) was trying to come out a little as well. It was not pretty a start. It reminded me of the Breeders’ Cup Classic with Bayern. But you had time to overcome it and we were down in and behind horses too. With as much as she won by, I think it was pretty decisive victory and she was much the best.”
Jones was pleased by her effort.
“That was really good and Florent (Geroux) put her right in the spot where she likes to be,” he said. “It was just like he had ridden her before (tongue in cheek). He got her out there and did good job.”
Jones is leaning toward sending I’m a Chatterbox to Saratoga for her next start.
“That is probably the game plan,” he said. “But this was our key race. Even before Keeneland, this was the one. This was the key race, so we are going to just enjoy this one for a little awhile and then we will worry about what is next.”
The trainer of Paid Up Subscriber, Albert Stall Jr., thought his filly should have been declared the winner.
“You know you just would like a clean shot all the way around there,” said trainer Albert Stall Jr. “Her rear end got knocked out from underneath her and it was clearly started by the number 4 horse (I’m a Chatterbox), but she did run a great race and Larry (Jones) had her ready to go.”
The executive director of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, John Wayne released a statement on behalf of the stewards explaining the decision to not allow the claim of foul.
“They said the 4 horse came in, had bumps with the 3 and the 2, which in turn bumped the No. 1. After the bump, the No. 4 lost ground as much as anyone else and was 4 lengths behind the 1 after the bump. They thought that the bump and the fact that the 4 horse was 4 lengths behind the 1, it didn’t cost the 1 horse a placing. And the 1 horse never lost stride for the rest of the race.”
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