Delaware Park Racing
Live Racing – 78th Season
May 16th – October 17th
Post Time: 1:15pm
There was a shooting this morning in a non-public area between non-employees on the backside of our racetrack. The suspect is in custody. Delaware State Police is investigating. Please contact Delaware State Police for any additional information regarding the shooting.
Our public areas remained safe. Our entrances and casino are open, and races will continue as scheduled.
Family Fun Days (In the Grove)
Bring the kids and come join us for an action packed afternoon filled with exciting races and family fun. Family Fun Days are July 25th and August 22nd in The Grove between the hours of 12:30pm and 3:30pm. Post Time is 1:15pm. The kids will receive an official membership card. Returning members don’t forget to bring your membership card and check-in. Bouncy house and bouncy slide (free), Pony rides (1 ticket), Popcorn, cotton candy, sno kones (1 ticket each), Face Painters (3 tickets), balloon twisters (3 tickets) and lot more.
2015 Handicap Tournament Dates are August 8, 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%.
Final Standings for June 13th
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.”
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