The Delaware Racing Commission decision not to impose further penalties on an assistant starter has angered some, including PETA — but cheered others, including some riders.
An assistant starter who video showed striking a fractious horse several times will receive no further discipline, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission stewards have ruled.
The 2018 live racing meet at Delaware Park will be the first conducted with full sports betting legalized, the track expecting to start taking bets in June.
Live racing returns to Delaware Park May 30, with Family Fun Day slated for June 2, the opening Saturday at the track.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has named a new associate steward and a new safety steward for 2018.
James A. Lages, a steward for the last two years in Delaware, has been named chief state steward by the state’s Thoroughbred Racing Commission.
Delaware Park will race 81 days in 2018, with the meet opening May 30 and extending to October 20.
Even though live racing is still almost five months away, folks at Delaware Park are already hard at work in preparation for the 2018 meet.
Carl Kloentrup, a veteran of decades in the racing industry, is the new track superintendent at Delaware Park.
The Delaware Park end of meet showcase, taking place Sunday, will help retiring Thoroughbreds, Arabians, and ponies find new homes and careers.
Handle at Delaware Park rose nearly two percent during 2017 versus the prior year even though starters per race declined slightly.
Delaware Park’s 25th annual Owners’ Day was a celebration of racing, sure, but also the industry’s impact on Delaware’s economy.
Delaware Park jockeys brought the racing world alive for patients at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children September 12.
Delaware Park and the state’s horsemen’s group have agreed to a one-year contract extension guaranteeing 81 days of live racing in 2018.
Delaware Park and the state’s horsemen agreed to 81 days of live racing in 2017 despite a 2016 season that saw handle drop by ten percent.
Delaware Park racing director John Mooney spent much of last winter scouring tracks for horsemen to come to Delaware. Those efforts seem to be bearing fruit.
The annual Family Fun Day hosted by Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
A proposal to allow Delaware Park’s signal to be used in New Jersey’s exchange wagering site got a positive reception — but no action — from the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.
Delaware Park track super Kenny Wilson is following in his jockey father Rick’s footsteps — sort of — and learning as he goes.
“it all comes back to the horses. They are the key,” says new Delaware Park safety steward Reese Howard, focused on the health and safety of horses and riders.