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.
Claiming activity in the mid-Atlantic was flat on a month-over-month basis but 2016 to date lags well behind 2015, in our Claimbox report.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association will host its first Family Fun Day of 2016 Saturday at Delaware Park.
Ken Wilson will take over his duties as Delaware Park track superintendent just in time for the new season.
New Delaware Racing Commission rules include the voiding of claims when horses die or are euthanized on the track.
Cinco Charlie — the speedy Del-certified runner familiar to Midlantic fans after two juvenile starts locally – rediscovered his winning touch and could be en route to a “huge year,” his trainer said.
The barn area for Delaware Park’s 2016 meeting will open March 1, with stall applications due February 10, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association announced.
The second chance auction sponsored by the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) features no-reserve pricing and benefits the group’s PAC.
In our year-end Claimbox report: Midlantic claiming activity off 12 percent, plus who’s claiming, which horses change hands most, and more.
Claiming activity dropped in October, with Parx seeing the biggest declines, in our Claimbox report.