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

 

Phone: 800-41-SLOTS

Email: programs@delawarepark.com

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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.

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Handicap Tournaments

 

2015 Handicap Tournament Dates are February 7, March 7, April 4, June 13, 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 November 22nd:

FINAL PRIZE
FINISH TOTAL WINNINGS
1 D Malatesta $1,106.50 $3,600.00
2 D Bonhoff $595.00 $1,800.00
3 M Trager $442.50 $1,080.00
4 C Diventi $426.00 $720.00

Next Tournament is February 7th.

 

 

Delaware Park News & Notes

77th season concludes with mixed results

Wilmington, Del., October 23, 2014 — The 77th season of live racing at DelawarePark concluded with mixed results on Wednesday, October 22. On a positive note, the winner of the Delaware Handicap emerged as a leading contender in the Distaff division for the fourth consecutive year. However, average daily all-sources handle declined as compared with the 2013 season.

The Delaware Handicap was run as a Grade I race for the second time since 1989. On July 12, Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith’s Belle Gallantey, posted an upset victory over the heavy favorite, Princess of Sylmar, in the filly and mare summer classic. The 5-year-old daughter of After Market, conditioned by Rudy Rodriguez, followed with a victory in the Grade I Beldame at BelmontPark, which stamped her as one of the leading contenders in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff set to be run on October 31.

For the fourth straight year, the Delaware Handicap could produce the champion of the filly and mare division. Two-time Delaware Handicap champion, Royal Delta, won the award in 2013 and 2012, and Havre de Grace finished second to her arch-rival, Blind Luck, in 2011, before being named Horse of the Year and the champion of the filly and mare division.

“Once again, the Delaware Handicap has proven to be a pivotal stepping stone on the road to the filly and mare championship,” said John Mooney, the Executive Director of Racing. “We are very proud of the unique and special history of our signature race and especially proud of the success that past runners have enjoyed in national races. I congratulate the connections of Belle Gallantey on the 2014 Delaware Handicap victory and wish them the best of luck in her race to be named the filly and mare champion.”

Jockey Carol Cedeno notched her first riding title by recording 50 winners. Juan Vazquez captured the race for leading trainer by notching 49 winners. This is the third leading trainer title won by Vazquez, who was also the leading trainer in 2010 and 2011. King Star won the leading owner title with 20 wins.

Total handle for the 80-day meet was $102,834,201, as compared to $115,151,678 last year, a decline of 10.7%. The average per race day of $1,285,428 was down from the 2013 average of $1,421,626, a decline of 9.6%.

The decline in average daily handle was due in part to a decrease in the average number of races per day. The average number of races per day was 8.21 as compared to 8.91 races in 2013, representing a 7.9% decline. The total number of races in 2014 was 657 compared to 722 in 2013, a 9% decline. Average handle per race was $156,521 in 2014 and $159,490 in 2013, reflecting a decline of 1.9%. The average starters per race in 2014 was 7.05 compared to 6.97 in 2013.

“Purse reductions due to the increased casino competition in the Mid-Atlantic region and the continued foal crop decrease have continued to make things challenging,” said Mooney. “Despite those challenges, we had a very exciting meet in 2014 and we have much to look forward to next year. The combined handle on the Delaware Handicap and Delaware Oaks cards improved dramatically and there were significant memorable moments on the track, as well. We will continue to explore every option to strengthen our racing product in the current environment.”

The combined handle on the Delaware Handicap and Delaware Oaks cards was $6,452,595 as compared to $3,439,604 last season, reflecting an increase of over 85 percent. Some noteworthy on-the-track moments include Hardest Core using the Cape Henlopen Stakes on July 12, as a prep before winning the Grade I Arlington Million, Fortune Pearl and Joint Return finishing first and second in the Grade II Delaware Oaks, and Coup de Grace using the Oh Say Stakes on July 5, as a prep before winning the Grade II Amsterdam at Saratoga.

 

 

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RT @VictorJockey My team @Patriots won .. Now sleepy time, tomorrow I have work at @DelParkRacing in the AM and then go to @parxracing to ride the last. GN !

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