From a Delaware Park release
Delaware Park received approval from the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission today on dates for the 2016 live racing season. The 79th season of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on Saturday, May 21st and concluding on Saturday, October 15th.
Live racing updates are as follows:
- During the first week, live racing will be held three days per week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
- Live racing will be added on Thursdays from June 2nd through September 22nd.
- Beginning on September 29th, Thursdays will be dropped from the schedule and live racing will revert back to a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday schedule through closing day, October 15th.
- During the season, the first post time is set for 1:15 p.m. daily.
Delaware Park’s premier races including the Delaware Oaks (Gr. III) and the Delaware Handicap (Gr. I), will be held on July 9th and July 16th, respectively.