Delaware Park Racetrack & Slots
777 Delaware Park Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19804

 

Phone: 800-41-SLOTS

Email: programs@delawarepark.com

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DETAILED DIRECTIONS PER LOCATION

MARYLAND & DC
Baltimore, MD / Bay Bridge, MD / Washington DC

From The Chesapeake Bay Bridge(North):

  • Take Route 301 North to Middletown (Approximately 40 minutes or 45 miles).
  • In Middletown take 299 East for approximately 1 1/2 miles to Route 1/Route 13.
  • Take Routes 1/13 North over the new Bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal at St. Georges (Approximately 10 Minutes or 10 Miles).
  • Follow Route 1 to the Christiana Mall area.
  • You are now on Delaware Route 1/Route 7 headed North. Continue directly ahead for approximately 1 1/2 miles or 5 traffic lights. (After approximately 3/4 of a mile the designation as Route 1 ends and the road becomes Route4/Route 7. It is the same road just different numbers.)
  • Turn left at the fifth traffic light. This is Delaware Park Boulevard. This road will bring you first to the Casino Entrance to Delaware Park.

NEW JERSEY
Camden, Trenton / South Jersey

From New Jersey/New York City (Southwest):

  • Take the New Jersey Turnpike or Route 295 Southwest. (From New York City to Exit 1 at the South end of the Jersey Turnpike is approximately 120 miles. To Delaware Park it is 130 miles or 2 1/2 hours.)
    Cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge (Twin Bridges).
  • Continue on 295 until it joins 495 and 95 Southwest of Wilmington. The combined roads then become 95 approximately 4 miles South of the Memorial Bridge.
  • Leave Interstate 95 at exit 4B Stanton.
  • You are now on Delaware Route 58 (Churchman's Road) headed West.
  • To get to Delaware Park you can turn right after the first light. (This is just beyond the DelTech campus.
  • You are now on Delaware Route 1/Route 7 headed North. Continue directly ahead for approximately 1 mile or 5 traffic lights. (After approximately 1/4 of a mile the designation as Route 1 ends and the road becomes Route4/Route 7.)
  • Turn left at the fifth traffic light. This is Delaware Park Boulevard.
  • This road will bring you first to the Casino Entrance to Delaware Park.

PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster, PA / Philadelphia, PA / Reading, PA
West Chester, PA

From The Philadelphia Airport

  • Interstate 95 South to Interstate 495 South
  • Interstate 495 will connect again with Interstate 95 South of Wilmington
  • Continue South on Interstate 95 to Churchmans Road Exit 4B
  • Once off exit keep straight on Route 58 (through five lights).
  • At the 6th light (junction of Route 58 and Route 4) continue
    straight into Delaware Park entrance. This road will first bring you to the clubhouse entrance to Delaware Park.

From Philadelphia Southwest

  • Take Interstate 95 Southwest for approximately 45 to 50 minutes. (It is about 45 miles from Philadelphia to the highway exit for Delaware Park.)
  • Leave Interstate 95 at exit 4B (Stanton, Churchman's Road).
  • You are now on Delaware Route 58 (Churchman's Road) headed West.
  • To get to Delaware Park you may turn right after the first light.
  • You are now on Delaware Route 1/Route 7 headed North. Continue directly ahead for approximately 1 mile or 5 traffic lights. (After approximately 1/4 of a mile the designation as Route 1 ends and the road becomes Route4/Route 7.)
  • Turn left at the fifth traffic light. This is Delaware Park Boulevard.
  • This road will bring you first to the Casino Entrance to Delaware Park.

LOCAL INFO
Delaware, Local / Del Park Blvd. / Del Park Entrances
Fairplay Station / Train Information / Bus Information

Entrances to Delaware Park:

There are three entrances to Delaware Park:

  1. The Kirkwood Entrance is accessible from Kirkwood Highway (Route 2). There is no shuttle bus to the parking area and there is no valet parking. There is handicapped parking area but to reach the Casino or Racetrack you must walk through a tunnel under the railroad.
  2. There is an entrance at the junction of Routes 58 and 4 (Churchman's Road and Ogletown Road). This is the Southwest corner of Park grounds. It is across the street from Christiana Hospital. This entrance provides access to both the Clubhouse and the Casino but is closer to the Clubhouse. (Valet Parking is available $4.00). Shuttle buses run from the Parking Area to the Clubhouse.
  3. There is an entrance near the Junction of Route 4 and 7. This is the Northeast corner of Park grounds. This entrance provides access to both the Casino and the Clubhouse but is closest to the Casino. (Valet Parking is available $4.00). Shuttle buses run from the parking area to the Casino.
Fully Accessible Site

Delaware Park Racing

Handicapping Contests

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The dates for the 2017 Handicapping Tournaments are February 25,  April 15,  July 1,  September 2, November 25

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
  • $100 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 80 entries – 1st prize  $3,800 – 2nd prize $1,900 – 3rd prize $1,140 – 4th prize $760

Final Standings for November 2016 Tournament

Finish First Initial Last Name Final Total Prize Winnings
1 J. Sack $386.00 $2,565.00
2 M. Newton $329.50 $1,282.00
3 J. Mason $282.50 $770.00
4 J. Walzog $255.50 $513.00

Grade I Delaware Handicap highlights

2017 Stakes Schedule at Delaware Park

Wilmington, Del., February 1, 2017 — The $750,000 Grade I Delaware Handicap highlights the 2017 stakes schedule at Delaware Park this season.

The mile-and-a-quarter filly and mare summer classic will be run for the 80th time on July 15th.

Last year, the Del ‘Cap was run as a Grade I race for the fourth time since 1989.  Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s locally-based I’m a Chatterbox posted a 2 ¼-length victory over Paid Up Subscriber.  After winning the Grade I Spinster at Keeneland, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by Delaware Park-based trainer J. Larry Jones completed her season with a fifth-place finish in the Grade I Breeder’s Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on November 4th.

“It is always exciting when hometown connections win the premier race of the meet, but it is especially exciting when it is done by a world-class filly,” said Executive Director of Racing John Mooney.  “I want to congratulate team I’m a Chatterbox. We are very much looking forward to her 2017 season.  The Delaware Handicap has always been an important date on the filly and mare national stake schedule and I am sure the upcoming 80th renewal of this historic classic will continue the proud tradition.”

The supporting feature on the Del ‘Cap card is the $200,000 Grade III Kent Stakes for 3-year-olds at a mile-and-an-eighth on the grass.  The $50,000 Carl Hanford Memorial Overnight Stake, for 3-year-olds and upward at a mile-and-a-sixteenth, and the $50,000 Hockessin Overnight Stakes, 3-year-olds and upward at six furlongs, will also be scheduled as part of the card.

The local Delaware Handicap prep, the mile-and-an-eighth $100,000 Obeah Stakes, will be run on June 10th.  Last year, I’m a Chatterbox won the race named after the two-time Delaware Handicap winner (1969 & 1970) and the dam of Go for Wand who was locally-owned by Harry and Jane Lunger’s Christiana Stables.

Delaware Oaks (Gr. III)

The mile-and-a-sixteenth $300,000 Grade III Delaware Oaks is scheduled for July 8th.  Since the race was inaugurated in 1938, five Hall of Fame fillies, including Gallant Bloom and Gallorette, and nearly 20 divisional champions, including recent winners Blind Luck and Proud Spell, have won the Oaks.  The supporting feature on the Oaks card will be the Grade III Robert G. Dick Memorial.  The mile-and-three-eighths turf race for fillies and mares has a purse of $200,000.   The $50,000 Cape Henlopen Overnight Stake, for 3-year-olds and upward at a mile-and-a-half on the grass, and the $50,000 Dashing Beauty Overnight Stakes, for fillies and mares at six furlongs, will also be scheduled as part of the card.

Owners’ Day

The $2,050,000 million stakes schedule will culminate with Owners’ Day on September 30th.  The 25th annual Owners’ Day card will feature six restricted stake races worth $500,000 combined.  For the first time, both the $75,000 Delaware Thoroughbred Governors Day Handicap and the $75,000 George Rosenberger Memorial will offer a bonus of up to $50,000 for Delaware Certified participants.

2017 Live Racing Dates

The 80th season of live racing at the Stanton-oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on June 3rd and concluding on October 21st.  Live racing will be conducted Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the first race post time at 1:15 p.m.

2017 DELAWARE PARK STAKES SCHEDULE

RUNS RACE S/A DIST PURSE
June 10 Obeah Stakes (Listed) FM3+ 1M 1/8 $100,000
July 8 Delaware Oaks (Gr. III) F3 1M 1/16 $300,000
July 8 Robert G. Dick Memorial (Gr. III) FM3+ 1M 3/8T $200,000
July 15 Delaware Handicap (Gr. I) FM3+ 1M 1/4 $750,000
July 15 Kent Stakes (Gr. III) 3 1M 1/8T $200,000
Sept. 30 Tax Free Distaff (Del Bred/Cert)® F&M3+ 6F $100,000
Sept. 30 New Castle (Del Bred/Cert)® 3+ 6F $100,000
Sept. 30 Small Wonder (Del Bred/Cert)® F2 5F $75,000
Sept. 30 First State Dash (Del Bred/Cert)® 2 5F $75,000
Sept. 30 DTHA Governors Cup ®® 3+ 1M 70yds $75,000
Sept. 30 George Rosenberger Mem.®® FM3+ 1M 1/16T $75,000

® – Restricted to Delaware-bred and/or Certified horses.

®® – Restricted to horses who made a start at Delaware Park in 2017 (stake races excluded).

Dates released for historical 80th season of live racing at Delaware Park

81-day meet highlighted by Delaware Handicap Day on July 15th

Wilmington, Del., January 11, 2017 — Delaware Park received approval from the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission today on dates for the 2017 live racing season.

The historical 80th season of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on Saturday, June 3rd and concluding on Saturday, October 21st.  Live racing will be conducted Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the first race post time at 1:15 p.m.

 

Horse Racing Simulcast Hours

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Simulcast Hours for Horse Racing All Simulcast Days.  We will be open at 12:00 noon  and will close at 12:00 midnight.  All mutuel machines and TV’s will be turned off at 12:00pm midnight.

 

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2017 Stakes will be posted soon.

RACING CALENDAR

81 days of racing.  Meet starts on Saturday, June 3rd and concludes on Saturday, October 21st.  Live racing will be conducted Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the first race post time at 1:15 p.m.