by Tracy Nunley/DTHA

Delaware Park’s barn area opens up on March 1, 2016 for training, with applications for March 1 arrival due February 10.

Race meet applications are due March 16.  Condition books and stall applications are available online at or at the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) or racing office.

The 2016 Live racing meet begins on May 21 and runs through October 15. The racing schedule will start with three days a week in May. Starting June 2, the track will begin racing four days each week through September 22. We will return to three days a week on September 29 through October 15.

Post time is set for 1:15 p.m. daily. The Grade 3 Delaware Oaks will be on Saturday, July 9, and the meet’s highight, the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap, will take place on July 16.

We are excited to announce that Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program (DCTP) bonuses remain at 50 percent for the 2016 race meet — 25 percent to the certifier and 25 percent to the owner.

The Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program (DCTP) and Owner’s Day Celebration will take place on September 10, 2016. The DTHA looks forward to a successful meet with a full barn area and exciting racing season. The Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Office is open Monday through Friday 8-2 for all your racing needs.