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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.dtha.com to download an application and find a list of participating Delaware farms.
Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc.
777 Delaware Park Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 994-2521 Ext. 7284
(302) 994-3392 Fax
To Contact The Delaware Racing Commission:
John F. Wayne
Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
Delaware Park (302) 994-2521 ext 8970 (voice mail)
(302) 994-3567 (fax) at Delaware Park (Use Cover Sheet)