DELAWARE PARK RACING

2019 Handicapping Contests

Final Standings for August 31st 2019

FinishFirst InitialLast NameFinal TotalPrize Winnings
1JoanneZielinski$386.50
$3,348.75
2TerryCook$376.75
$1,674.40
3DennisDapolito
$335.00
$1,004.60
4David Lengel$256.40
$669.75

2019 Handicap Tournaments

Saturday, November 30th.

1st Place $4,275 | 2nd Place $2,140 | 3rd Place: $1,280 | 4th Place: $855

Based on 60 entries.

Win, Place & Show. Participants must wager on minimum of 10 races. $10 minimum. Participant with highest total after last race will be the winner. $150 entry and $100 bankroll. 95% of the entry fee will be awarded as prizes for each contest. Distribution will be as follows: 1st prize – 50%, 2nd prize – 25%, 3rd prize – 15% and 4th prize – 10%.

For more information contact Chris Sobocinski at 302-994-2521 ext 7383.

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Delaware Park Jockeys Share their Racing Adventures with Patients
at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Pictured above, Brittany Scrampton, Robert Paz, Jr., Angel Suarez Jr., patient Kaden, Carol Cedeno, Gabriel Castro & Robert Paz Sr. at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children on Tuesday, September 17th.

Donning colorful jerseys and racing caps, Delaware Park jockeys brought the racing world alive for patients at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children yesterday. During the visit, each child received a collectible doll of the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who won his first race in his career debut at Delaware Park; “A Day in the Life of a Horse of a Different Color” coloring book by Pierre Bellocq, authentic jockey racing goggles and other gifts from the Delaware Park family.

The jockeys’ visit was part of the national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month initiative organized by the Jockeys’ Guild. The visit to Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was organized by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, Delaware Park, Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Delaware Jockeys’ Guild.

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Delaware Handicap News & Notes
Elate wins another Delaware Handicap

Wilmington, Del., July 13, 2019 — The defending champion, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s easily won the $750,000 Grade II Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park today. With the victory, the 5-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro becomes the seventh horse to win the race twice and this is the fourth career win in the filly and mare classic for her trainer William Mott which equals the record held by Henry Clark and Todd Pletcher.

With her regular rider Jose Ortiz aboard, Elate won by 4 1/2-lengths and returned $2.60 as the favorite in the field of nine. The invader from Manitoba, Escape Clause with Tyler Baze finished second a head in front of Blue Prize with Joe Bravo in third. Gotham Gala cut early fractions of :48.19 for the half mile and 1:12.34 for the three-quarter miles before finishing fourth. The final time for the mile and a quarter over a fast main track in 2:02.51.

“I think she is getting back to her old form,” said winning rider Jose Ortiz. “Hopefully she will come out of here well and continue to get better. She loves a mile and a quarter. I am a little disappointed that there are not more races at the distance. She is the best horse in the filly and mare division going a mile and a quarter but I also think she can cut back to a mile and an eighth and make it work.”

Her trainer William Mott joins Henry Clark and Todd Pletcher to win the race four times. Mott won last year with Elate and twice with Royal Delta in 2012 and 2013. Henry Clark won the Delaware Handicap with Endine in 1958 & 1959 and Obeah in 1969 and 1970. Todd Pletcher won the race with Irving’s Baby in 2001, Fleet Indian in 2006, Unbridled Belle in 2007, and Life At Ten in 2010.

Six other horses are two-time winners of the Delaware Handicap. They are Royal Delta (2012 & 2013), Nastique (1988 & 1989), Susan’s Girl (1973 & 1975), Blessing Angelica (1971 & 1972), Obeah (1969 & 1970) and Endine (1958 & 1959).

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RACING CALENDAR

The 2019 live racing season will open on Saturday, May 4th and close on Saturday, October 5th. For the first three weeks of the meet, racing will be conducted on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. Thursdays will be added beginning on May 30th and continue through September 26th.

2019 Live Racing Calendar

STAKES

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