Delaware Park Racing
Live Racing – 78th Season
May 16th – October 17th
Post Time: 1:15pm
Delaware Park News & Notes
Luna Time posts upset victory in Obeah Stakes
Wilmington, Del., June 20, 2015 — Dorsey Brown and Richard Palmer’s Luna Time may have punched her ticket for the Grade I Delaware Handicap on July 18 by posting a upset victory in the $100,000 Grade III Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park today.
With jockey Forest Boyce aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon notched a 3–length score and covered the mile and an eighth in 1:49.58. The Maryland-bred trained by H. Graham Motion returned $32.80. The 5-to-2 favorite in the field of eleven, Joint Return, with Kendrick Carmouche, finished second a neck in front of Montana Native, with Alex Cintron in third.
“I was loaded for bear today,” said winning jockey Forest Boyce. “She never ever really relaxed 100% but she kept getting stronger which gave me confidence. When I did ask her at 3/8ths pole, she really responded.”
The Obeah Stakes was the first career stake victory for Luna Time who raised her record to four wins from nine starts $195,000.
Live racing will be conducted on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from June 1 through September 1. Beginning on September 8, Tuesday races will be dropped from the schedule and live racing will be conducted on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday through closing day October 17. Daily first race post time is set for 1:15 p.m.
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.
78th Running of The Delaware Handicap Grade 1 – Saturday, July 18th
Saturday, July 18th is the 78th Running of The Del Cap (Grade 1) $750,000. Watch and wager as the best fillies and mares in the country battle to the finish. Giveaway at track entrances – 11:00am (while supplies last). Post time for the first race is 1:15pm. Parking and Admission are Free at Delaware Park.
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Saturday, July 11th after The Oaks in The Terrace Dining Room. Please contact Karilyn McClelland with any questions at (302)994-2521 ext 7409.
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.
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.
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