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

 

Phone: 800-41-SLOTS

Email: programs@delawarepark.com

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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.
Fully Accessible Site

Delaware Park Racing

Handicapping Contests

Handicap Tournaments for 2016 have concluded.  2017 Tournament dates will be posted when made official.   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.    Prize Structure based upon 80 entries will be 1st Place $3,800 – 2nd $1,900 – 3rd is $1,140 – 4th is $760.     

Final Standings for November Tournament

Finish First Initial Last Name Final Total Prize Winnings
1 J. Sack $386.00 $2,565.00
2 M. Newton $329.50 $1,282.00
3 J. Mason $282.50 $770.00
4 J. Walzog $255.50 $513.00

 

Horse Racing Simulcast Hours

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Simulcast Hours for Horse Racing All Simulcast Days.  We will be open at 12:00 noon  and will close at 12:00 midnight.  All mutuel machines and TV’s will be turned off at 12:00pm midnight.

Delaware Park News & Notes

Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred

Horsemen’s Association sign agreement

 

Wilmington, Del., October 19, 2016 — Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) have signed a one-year extension to their current agreement ensuring 81 days of exciting live racing at Delaware Park through 2017.

 

“With the agreement in place, we can focus all of our energy on the historical 80th season in 2017,” said Kevin DeLucia, Senior Vice-President of Racing/Finance at Delaware Park.  “The stability and certainty of our next season will help us continue the positive momentum established last season of attracting additional horsemen to Delaware so we can continue to offer quality and exciting racing in the highly competitive Mid-Atlantic region.”

 

Race dates and the stakes schedule will be released in January upon approval from the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

Delaware Park News & Notes

Exciting 79th season of live racing at Delaware Park concludes

with drop in handle

Wilmington, Del., October 19, 2016 — The 79th live racing season at Delaware Park concluded with a drop in total handle (on-track live and simulcast-out) on Saturday, October 15th.

Total handle for the 81-day meet was $93,952,394 as compared to $104,789,404 from the 81-day meet last year, a decrease of 10.3%.  The average per race day handle of $1,159,906 was also down 10.3% from the 2015 average of $1,293,696.  While handle numbers were down, average starters per race rose slightly.  Average starters per race was 7.23 in 2016 as compared to 7.08 in 2015, reflecting an increase of 2.0%

“The drop in handle was disappointing, but it is a direct indication of the competitive racing environment in the Mid-Atlantic and the ever-increasing conflicting dates from other racetracks in the region,” said Senior Vice President of Racing/Finance Kevin DeLucia.  “Starters per race increased slightly despite no longer having horses stabled on the grounds from five-time leading owner Midwest Thoroughbreds for the first time since 2009. We also have an agreement in place with horsemen for next year which will help us continue the positive momentum of attracting additional quality horsemen to the Delaware Valley.  We are looking forward to our historical 80th season of live racing and overcoming the challenges before us.” 

The Delaware Handicap was run as a Grade I race for the fourth time since 1989.  On July 16th, Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s locally-based I’m a Chatterbox posted a thrilling 2 1/2-length victory in the filly and mare summer classic.  The 4-year-old daughter of Munnings is conditioned by long-time Delaware Park-based trainer J. Larry Jones.

“Traditionally, the Delaware Handicap has always been a stepping stone on the path to the filly and mare divisional championship,” said John Mooney, the Executive Director of Racing.  “The recent renewals have solidified its position on the national calendar and fulfilled the vision of the track founders in making Delaware Park a filly and mare showcase track.  I congratulate the connections of I’m a Chatterbox on her Delaware Handicap and Juddmonte Spinster victories this year.  We are looking forward to her having a strong performance in the in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on November 4th.”

Jockey Carol Cedeno notched her third straight riding title by recording 79 winners.  Jamie Ness won leading trainer honors by notching 38 winners.  This is the fourth leading trainer championship for Ness, who also won the title in 2012, 2013 and 2015.  Jagger Inc. won the leading owner title by notching 14 wins. 

 

 

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RACING CALENDAR

81 days beginning  Saturday, May 21st  concluding on Saturday, October 15th

In May racing Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.  Add Live Racing Thursdays from June 2-September 22nd.  On  September 29th Thursdays will be dropped racing Monday, Wednesday and Saturday through October 15th.    Addional makeup raceday added on October 13th.  Post time is 1:15 pm.