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Delaware Park News & Notes

Tom Creel named Racing Secretary

Wilmington, Del., January 17, 2019 — Tom Creel has been named Racing Secretary at Delaware Park.

Creel, 61, was the Assistant Racing Secretary at Parx for the last three years.  He succeeds Jerome Doro, who was named the Director of Racing at Oaklawn Park in late September.

“I am very pleased to announce on behalf of Delaware Park that Tom Creel has been offered and has accepted the position of Racing Secretary,” said John Mooney the Executive Director of Racing at Delaware Park.  “He has a thorough knowledge of Mid-Atlantic racing and he will attract new horsemen to Delaware Park because of his many years of experience in the industry.  The entire staff is excited and looking forward to supporting him in his new role.”

Creel is also the Racing Secretary at Suffolk Downs where he has been serving in that capacity since 2008.  Previously, he was a Racing Official at various eastern racetracks including Finger Lakes, Suffolk Downs, Rockingham Park, Penn National and Tampa Bay Downs.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to be the Racing Secretary at Delaware Park,” said Creel.  “I enjoyed my time at Parx, but this was a really good opportunity with new career challenges.  I am looking forward to working with the Delaware Park staff and horsemen to provide exciting and attractive racing for the fans at a racetrack with so much history and tradition.”

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.  The Grade III Delaware Oaks is scheduled for Saturday, July 6th and the Grade II Delaware Handicap will be run on July 13th.

Delaware Park News & Notes

Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association sign three-year agreement and 2019 dates approved

Wilmington, Del., January 16, 2019 – Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) announced today the signing of a multi-year agreement and the live racing dates for the 2019 meet.

The agreement provides for 85 days of live racing for the next three years.

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.  The Grade III Delaware Oaks is scheduled for Saturday, July 6th and the Grade II Delaware Handicap will be run on July 13th.

“I am pleased and excited to announce the signing of this multi-year agreement,” said Kevin DeLucia, Senior Vice-President of Racing/Finance at Delaware Park.  “We have worked hard to provide exciting racing in the highly competitive Mid-Atlantic region by attracting quality horsemen to Delaware. Having stability and certainty for the next three seasons will help us to continue to build an attractive product.”

  1. Scott Peck, President of the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, reinforced the sentiment of consistency and continuity.

“We are very pleased, as we will have live racing on the first Saturday of May to coincide with Kentucky Derby, four additional days of racing and the stability of a three-year contract.” said DTHA President Scott Peck.

Derby Prep Day & March Mayhem at Delaware Park

Saturday, March 30th

Watch & Wager on The Florida Derby and Dubai World Cup Day from Meydan Racecourse. AND Round 8 Action of the National College Basketball Tournament.

Derby Prep Day & March Mayhem at Delaware Park

Saturday, April 6th

Watch & Wager on the Wood Memorial from Aqueduct, Blue Grass Stakes from Keeneland & the Santa Anita Derby

Visit the Sports Book for betting terminals, seating and large video walls simulcasting live horse racing from around the country!

Live Racing at Delaware Park

2019 Live Racing Season

May 4 thru October 5

Every Saturday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday (except Thursday, May 9, 16 & 23). First race post time: 1:15pm. Free Admission and Free Parking.

Oaks Day at Delaware Park

Saturday, July 6

$300,000 Grade III Delaware Oaks

Also running: $200,000 Grade III Robert G. Dick Memorial; $200,000 Grade III Kent Stakes; $75,000 Cape Henlopen Stakes, $50,000 Carl Hanford Memorial.

Enjoy food & drink specials, BBQ in The Grove, family fun activities and our 8th Annual Hat Competition! Always Free Admission and Free Parking!

The Delaware Hcap Grade II

Saturday, July 13th

Featuring the $750,000 Grade II Delaware Handicap

Also the Hockessin Stakes; The Dashing Beauty Stakes; The Just A Kiss Stakes and The Glasgow Stakes.

Enjoy a complimentary *hat upon entrance (giveaway begins at 11am), food & drink specials, BBQ In The Grove, plus family activities. Always Free Admission and General Parking.

*While supplies last. On a first come, first served basis.

2019 Handicapping Contests

Dates for the 2019 Handicap Tournaments are April 20, July 4, August 31, November 30. The format remains the same.

Contest Format:

  • 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 fee and $100 bankroll
  • 95% of the entry fees 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%
  • Based upon 60 entries – 1st prize  $4,275 – 2nd prize $2,140 – 3rd prize $1,280 – 4th prize $855

Final Standings for November 24

FinishFirst InitialLast NameFinal TotalPrize Winnings
1J.Michael$1224.50
$3,277.50
2G.Knepper$535.85
$1,638.75
3J.Russo
$402.50
$983.25
4C.Billoti$260.00
$655.50

Racing Videos

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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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