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

 

Phone: 800-41-SLOTS

Email: programs@delawarepark.com

Email:
socialmedia@delawarepark.com

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.

Delaware Park Racing


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Racing Announcements

Live Racing

2014 Live Racing Dates

May 17th-October 22nd

Post Time is 1:15

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 Kentucky Derby

 

140th Running of The Kentucky Derby.  Saturday, May 3rd simulcast form Churchill Downs.  Advance Wagering on Friday, May 2nd beginning at 12:30pm.  Watch and Wager on our big screen TV’s.  

Delaware Park News & Notes

Jerome ‘Jed’ Doro Promoted to Racing Secretary

 

Wilmington, Del., January 22, 2014 — DelawarePark announced the promotion of Jerome ‘Jed’ Doro to the position of Racing Secretary today.

Doro, 34, was the Assistant Racing Secretary for the last six years.  He succeeds Patrick Pope, who was recently named the Racing Secretary at Prairie Meadows.

“I am very pleased to announce on behalf of DelawarePark that Jerome Doro has been offered and has accepted the position of Racing Secretary,” said John Mooney the Executive Director of Racing at DelawarePark.  “Jed has a thorough knowledge of the horses, trainers and jockeys who participate in Delaware racing on an annual basis.  The entire staff is excited and looking forward to supporting him in his new role.”

Doro has also worked in various capacities for the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park, Pimlico Racecourse and Colonial Downs.  Currently, the native of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is the Assistant Director of Racing at Oaklawn Park.  He will be assuming his role of Racing Secretary at DelawarePark at the conclusion of the meet in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

“I am very grateful for this opportunity, and I look forward to the challenges of being Racing Secretary,” said Doro.  “I am especially excited about being given this opportunity at the track where I have worked for the last six years.  With the support from our entire staff, I look forward to carrying on the tradition of exciting and competitive racing at DelawarePark.”

Doro and his wife, Tiffany, have two young daughters.

The 77th season of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on May 17 and concluding on October 22.  In May, live racing will be held on the 17th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 28th, and 31st.  From June 2  through September 6, live racing will be conducted on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Beginning on September 8, Monday will be dropped from the schedule and live racing will be conducted on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday through closing day October 22.  Daily first race post time is set for 1:15 p.m.

DelawarePark’s premier races, the Delaware Oaks (Gr. II) and the Delaware Handicap (Gr. I), will be held on July 5 and July 12, respectively.

‘Ladies first’ at Delaware Park

2014 stakes schedule features the fillies and mares,
highlighted by Grade I Delaware Handicap

Wilmington, Del., January 22, 2014 —”With a filly and mare go to Delaware” goes the old racetrack adage, and it is as true today as when it was coined decades ago, as four of the five Graded Stakes on the 2014 Delaware Park stakes schedule will feature the ladies of thoroughbred racing.

The highlight of the stakes schedule is the $750,000 Grade I Delaware Handicap.

The mile-and-a-quarter filly and mare summer classic will be run for the seventy-seventh time on July 12.

Last year, the Del ‘Cap was run as a Grade I race for the first time since 1989.  Besilu Stable’s Royal Delta won her second consecutive Del ‘Cap in record setting fashion by notching a 10 ¼-length victory.

“Ladies have always been first at DelawarePark, and they always will be,” said Executive Director of Racing John Mooney.  “That is by design.  Through the decades, we have enjoyed hosting some of the greatest fillies and mares of the sport.  I congratulate the Royal Delta connections on another championship campaign, and I look forward to seeing the next exciting chapter of this proud filly and mare tradition.”

The Delaware Handicap produced the champion of the division for the third consecutive year, as Royal Delta was recently named the older female champion for the second straight year.   In 2011, Havre de Grace finished second to her arch rival Blind Luck in the race during her Horse of the Year and older female championship.

The supporting feature on the Del ‘Cap card will be the six furlong $100,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes for fillies and mares.  The local Delaware Handicap prep, the mile-and-an-eighth $150,000 Grade III Obeah Stakes, will be run on June 14.

The mile-and-a-sixteenth $300,000 Grade II Delaware Oaks is scheduled for July 5.  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.

Other notable fillies and mares that have recently run at Delaware Park include Tiz Miz Sue and Joyful Victory, who were both finalist in the older female division for the 2013 Eclipse Awards; and Love and Pride, the winner of the Grade I Personal Ensign and Grade I Zenyatta in 2012.

The $150,000 Grade III Kent Stakes rounds out the $2.1 million stakes schedule.  The mile-and-an-eighth turf test for 3-year-olds, will be run on September 20.   Owners’ Day is scheduled for September 13.

The 77th season of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on May 17 and concluding on October 22.  In May, live racing will be held on the 17th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 28th, and 31st.  From June 2  through September 6, live racing will be conducted on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Beginning on September 8, Monday will be dropped from the schedule and live racing will be conducted on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday through closing day October 22.  Daily first race post time is set for 1:15 p.m.

2014 DELAWARE PARK STAKES SCHEDULE

RUNS RACE S/A DIST PURSE
June 14 Obeah Stakes (Gr. III) FM3+ 1M 1/8 $150,000
July 5 Delaware Oaks (Gr. II) F3 1M 1/16 $300,000
July 5 Robert G. Dick Memorial (Gr. III) FM3+ 1M 3/8T $200,000
July 12 Delaware Handicap (Gr. I) FM3+ 1M 1/4 $750,000
July 12 Sweet & Sassy Stakes FM3+ 6F $100,000
Sept. 13 Tax Free Distaff (Del Bred/Cert)® F&M3+ 6F $75,000
Sept. 13 New Castle (Del Bred/Cert)® 3+ 6F $75,000
Sept. 13 Small Wonder (Del Bred/Cert)® F2 5F $75,000
Sept. 13 FirstState Dash (Del Bred/Cert)® 2 5F $75,000
Sept. 13 DTHA Governors Cup ®® 3+ 1M 70yds $75,000
Sept. 13 George Rosenberger Mem.®® FM3+ 1M 1/16T $75,000
Sept. 20 Kent Stakes (Gr. III) 3 1M 1/8T $150,000

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

®® – Restricted to horses who made a start at DelawarePark in 2014 (stake races excluded).

Delaware Park Announces 2014 Live Racing Dates

Season features 81 days of live racing

 

Wilmington, Del., January 16, 2014 — Delaware Park announced the dates for the 2014 live racing season today.  The 77th season of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on May 17 and concluding on October 22.

 

In May, live racing will be held on the 17, 21, 24, 26, 28 and 31.  From June 2through September 6, live racing will be conducted on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Beginning on September 8, Monday will be dropped from the schedule and live racing will be conducted on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday through closing day October 22.  Daily first race post time is set for 1:15 p.m.

 

DelawarePark’s premier races, the Delaware Oaks (Gr. II) and the Delaware Handicap (Gr. I), will be held on July 5 and July 12, respectively.


 

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Special Dates

Saturday, July 5th
Delaware Oaks Grade II

Saturday, July 12th
Delaware Handicap Grade I

 

 

 

TV SHOW / LIVE AUDIO VIDEO

Free Live Video and Race Replays from Delaware Park provided by Roberts Communication Network.  Watch the Rich Glazier TV Show.

STAKE RACES

STAKE RACES

2014 Delaware Oaks Grade II – Saturday July 5th.  Delaware Handicap Grade I – Saturday July 12th.  Click to view stakes schedule.

RACING CALENDAR

2014 Live Racing Dates.  81 Days.  77th Season.  From May 17 – October 22.  Live Racing in May: 17, 21, 24, 26, 28 and 31.  June 2 – September 6 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  September 8 racing Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday through October 22.  Post Time 1:15pm daily.