Delaware Park Racing
Live Racing – 78th Season
May 16th – October 17th
Post Time: 1:15pm
Delaware Park News & Notes
Troubled Kid sets Delaware Park track record for 5 ½ furlongs on main track
Wilmington, Del., August 26, 2015 — Barbara Hopkins’ Troubled Kid set a track record for five and a half furlongs on the main track at Delaware Park today.
With Pablo Fragoso aboard, the 3-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday, covered the distance in 1:02.58 over a fast main track. The Kentucky-bred trained by Ramon Preciado won the $25,000 starter allowance by 9-lengths. In his previous outing, he won a six furlong $25,000 maiden claiming race by 16 ½-lengths at Parx on July 25.
The previous record was held by New Yawker, who covered the five and a half furlongs over a fast main track in 1:02.59 on June 20, 2013.
Saturday, September 12th – Owners Day
Come join us on Saturday, September 12th for a Roaring Race Day! Post Time is 1:15pm. Admission and Parking are Free. Click here to view race conditions for Owners Day.
2015 Handicap Tournament Dates are September 12, November 21. 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. As in previous tournaments 100% of the entry fees will be returned as prize money. Distribution will be as follows:1st Place 50% – 2nd Place 25% – 3rd Place 15% – 4th Place 10%.
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Tracks for August 8th are Delaware, Saratoga, Monmouth, Laurel, Parx and Gulfstream.
Delaware Park News & Notes
Sheer Drama victorious in Delaware Handicap
Wilmington, Del., July 18, 2015 — Harold Queen’s Sheer Drama, with Joe Bravo aboard, posted a 2-length victory in the $750,000 Grade I Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park today. This was the first Grade I victory and the first victory going a mile and a quarter for the daughter of Burning Roma.
Frivolous, with Jon Court, set an early pace of :48.83 for the half mile and 1:12.57 for the three-quarters mile before finishing second. It was another 3 ¾-lengths back to America, with Junior Alvarado, in third. The 9-to-5 favorite , Rosalind with Joel Rosario, finished sixth of seven.
Sheer Drama covered the mile and a quarter in 2:01.58 on a fast main track and returned $7,00 as the second-choice. The Florida-bred conditioned by David Fawkes raised her career record to five wins from 18 starts with earnings of $918,840.
Previously, Frivolous defeated Sheer Drama by 1 ½-lengths in front running style in the Grade II Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs on June 13.
“It is a Grade I and a really big deal,” said winning trainer David Fawkes. “It played out a lot like the Fleur de Lis, just like the announcer described today, but I knew that would really help us. She came into this race great and I loved her sitting second. Joe and I had talked about it the race before and I did not think she was going to make the lead. It could not have worked out better. Everything played out perfect. Nobody was closing and I knew our filly had the other one at the head of the lane. But I got to give Frivolous credit, because she battled all the way to the wire and made us run.”