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.
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.
Breeder-owner-trainer Gina Rosenthal has worn many hats during a lifetime in the racing industry.
The veterinarian who failed to give Suffused Lasix and necessitated her scratch from the G3 Dick Memorial at Delaware Park, has been fined, stewards said.
Suffused, the 5-2 second choice in the Grade 3 Dick Memorial at Delaware Park, was scratched because state vets failed to administer Lasix in a timely manner.
Racing Commissions in Maryland and Delaware will take no actions against trainers or owners in a spate of glaucine positives.
Maryland and Delaware have recorded more than a dozen glaucine positives in recent months, with horsemen growing impatient for a resolution.