Champ leaves the paddock.  Photo by Vas.

Royal Delta leaves the paddock prior to the 2013 Delaware Handicap. Photo by Vas.

From a Delaware Park release

Delaware Park received approval from the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission today on dates for the 2015 live racing season. The 78th season of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on Saturday, May 16 and concluding on Saturday, October 17.

In May, live racing will be held three days per week on a Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday schedule. Live racing will be added on Tuesdays from June 1 through September 1.   Beginning on September 8, Tuesdays will be dropped from the schedule and live racing will revert back to a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday schedule through closing day October 17.   First post time is set for 1:15 p.m. daily.

Delaware Park’s premier races, the Delaware Oaks (Gr. III) and the Delaware Handicap (Gr. I), will be held on July 11 and July 18, respectively.  Belle Gallantey led wire to wire to upset Princess of Sylmar in the 2014 Delaware Handicap.