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

 

Phone: 800-41-SLOTS

Email: programs@delawarepark.com

Email:
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.

Horsemen

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Delaware Park News & Notes

Delaware Park, Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association,
& Delaware Jockeys’ Association teaming up to raise funds for
Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

Wilmington, Del., July 17, 2014 — Delaware Park, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) and the Delaware Jockeys’ Association are teaming up on Saturday, July 26, at Delaware Park to raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) Day Across America.

“The Delaware Park family has a great appreciation for the contributions and dedication of the jockeys,” said John Mooney, executive director of racing at Delaware Park.  “Every race these great athletes risk injury so we can enjoy this wonderful sport.  The Delaware Park family has always been a proud supporter of the PDJF and we look forward to doing whatever we can to continue our support for this cause.”

Scheduled activities for the July 26 event include autograph and photograph sessions with jockeys. Some lucky race fans will also make it into Delaware Park’s famed winners circle to collect prizes from drawings held throughout the day. Bobbleheads of jockeys Ramon Dominguez and Rosie Napravnik will also be available for purchase.

All proceeds will go toward the PDJF. Delaware Park, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen Association, the Delaware Jockeys’ Health & Welfare Fund, and the Delaware Arabian Alliance donated a combined $20,000 in 2013 to the PDJF as part of the Ramon Dominguez Retirement Celebration.  Delaware Park, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen Association, the Delaware Jockeys’ Health & Welfare Fund, and the Delaware Arabian Alliance are committed to $20,000 for 2014 and 2015.

Live racing is held on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at Delaware Park.  Beginning on September 8, Monday will be dropped from the schedule and live racing will be on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday through closing day October 22.  Daily first race post time is set for 1:15 p.m.

Delaware Park News & Notes

Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred

Horsemen’s Association sign agreement

Wilmington, Del., July 9, 2014 — Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) have signed a one-year extension to their current agreement, which ran through 2015, ensuring 81 days of exciting live racing at Delaware Park annually through 2016.

“I am pleased and excited to announce this agreement, which will take us through our 79th year of racing,” said John Mooney, Executive Director of Racing at Delaware Park.  “The stability and certainty this extension provides will help us attract additional horsemen to Delaware and will make a racing circuit in the mid-Atlantic more viable.”

“It is important for our horsemen to know we have a contract in place, the stable area will be open and we will race 81 days,” said Michael Gorham, President of the DTHA.  “Thoroughbred horse racing makes a significant contribution to the local economy and we are working hard to ensure that it continues.”

The agreement was reached just a few days before Delaware Park’s premier racing event, the 77th renewal of the Grade I Delaware Handicap, which will be held this Saturday, July 12. The mile-and-a-quarter $750,000 filly and mare summer classic has attracted a strong field of six. For more information, visit www.delawarepark.com

For information about the Delaware Bred or Certified Program, contact (302) 994-2398; email dctp@dtha.com, or visit www.dtha.com to download an application and find a list of participating Delaware farms.

 

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Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc.

777 Delaware Park Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 994-2521 Ext. 7284
(302) 994-3392 Fax
info@dtha.com

To Contact The Delaware Racing Commission:

John F. Wayne
Executive Director

Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Delaware Park (302) 994-2521 ext 8970 (voice mail)
(302) 994-3567 (fax) at Delaware Park (Use Cover Sheet)
john.wayne@state.de.us

http://www.dda.delaware.gov/thoroughbred

 

TV SHOW / LIVE AUDIO VIDEO

Free Live Video and Race Replays from Delaware Park provided by Roberts Communication Network.  Watch the Rich Glazier TV Show.

STAKE RACES

STAKE RACES

2014 Delaware Oaks Grade II – Saturday July 5th.  Delaware Handicap Grade I – Saturday July 12th.  Click to view stakes schedule.

RACING CALENDAR

2014 Live Racing Dates.  81 Days.  77th Season.  From May 17 – October 22.  Live Racing in May: 17, 21, 24, 26, 28 and 31.  June 2 – September 6 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  September 8 racing Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday through October 22.  Post Time 1:15pm daily.