Delaware Park Racing
Live Racing – 78th Season
May 16th – October 17th
Post Time: 1:15pm
2015 Handicap Tournament Dates are April 4, June 13, 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%.
As of Monday, March 30th, the updated and final contest tracks for the handicap tournament this Saturday are as follows:
Aqueduct, Oaklawn, Keeneland, Gulfstream, Pimlico, Tampa Bay Downs and Santa Anita – Races 1-8 only.
Final Standings for February 7th
Grade I Delaware Handicap highlights
2015 Stakes Schedule at Delaware Park
Wilmington, Del., February 9, 2015— The $750,000 Grade I Delaware Handicap highlights the 2015 stakes schedule at Delaware Park this season.
The mile-and-a-quarter filly and mare summer classic will be run for the seventy-eighth time on July 18th.
Last year, the Del ‘Cap was run as a Grade I race for the second time since 1989. Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith’s Belle Galantey upset the heavy favorite, Princess of Sylmar, with a 2 ¾-length victory.
“The Delaware Handicap has always been an important date on the national filly and mare stake schedule and last year was no exception,” said Executive Director of Racing John Mooney. “With her impressive win over Princess of Sylmar, Belle Gallantey established herself as a major contender in the division last year and I congratulate her connections on their successful 2014 campaign. We look forward to another exciting Delaware Handicap in 2015.”
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 local Delaware Handicap prep race, the mile-and-an-eighth $100,000 Grade III Obeah Stakes, will run on June 20th.
The mile-and-a-sixteenth $300,000 Grade III Delaware Oaks is scheduled for July 11th. Since its inaugural race 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 guaranteed purse of $200,000.
The $2 million stakes schedule will culminate with Owners’ Day on September 12th. The 23rd annual Owners’ Day card will feature six restricted stake races worth $75,000 each.
The 78th season of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on May 16th and concluding on October 17th. In May, live racing will be held three days per week on a Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday schedule. Live racing will be added on Tuesdays from June 1st through September 1st. Beginning on September 8th, Tuesdays will be dropped from the schedule and live racing will revert back to a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday schedule through closing day October 17th. First post time is set for 1:15 p.m. daily.
2015 DELAWARE PARK STAKES SCHEDULE
|June 20||Obeah Stakes (Gr. III)||FM3+||1M 1/8||$100,000|
|July 11||Delaware Oaks (Gr. III)||F3||1M 1/16||$300,000|
|July 11||Robert G. Dick Memorial (Gr. III)||FM3+||1M 3/8T||$200,000|
|July 18||Delaware Handicap (Gr. I)||FM3+||1M 1/4||$750,000|
|July 18||Kent Stakes (Gr. III)||3||1M 1/8T||$200,000|
|Sept. 12||Tax Free Distaff (Del Bred/Cert)®||F&M3+||6F||$75,000|
|Sept. 12||New Castle (Del Bred/Cert)®||3+||6F||$75,000|
|Sept. 12||Small Wonder (Del Bred/Cert)®||F2||5F||$75,000|
|Sept. 12||First State Dash (Del Bred/Cert)®||2||5F||$75,000|
|Sept. 12||DTHA Governors Cup ®®||3+||1M 70yds||$75,000|
|Sept. 12||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 2014 (stake races excluded).
Delaware Park Receives Approval for 2015 Live Racing Dates
Season features 81 days of live racing
Wilmington, Del., January 14, 2015 — Delaware Park received approval from the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission today on dates for the 2015 live racing season. The 78th season of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on Saturday, May 16 and concluding on Saturday, October 17.
In May, live racing will be held three days per week on a Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday schedule. Live racing will be added on Tuesdays from June 1 through September 1. Beginning on September 8, Tuesdays will be dropped from the schedule and live racing will revert back to a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday schedule through closing day October 17. First post time is set for 1:15 p.m. daily.
Delaware Park’s premier races, the Delaware Oaks (Gr. III) and the Delaware Handicap (Gr. I), will be held on July 11 and July 18, respectively.
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