Delaware Park jocks participate in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Brittany Scrampton, Robert Paz, Jr., Angel Suarez Jr., patient Kaden, Carol Cedeno, Gabriel Castro & Robert Paz Sr. at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children on Tuesday, September 17.
Donning colorful jerseys and racing caps, Delaware Park jockeys brought the racing world alive for patients at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Tuesday.
During the visit, each child received a collectible doll of the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who won his first race in his career debut at Delaware Park; “A Day in the Life of a Horse of a Different Color” coloring book by Pierre Bellocq; authentic jockey racing goggles; and other gifts from the Delaware Park family.
The jockeys’ visit was part of the national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month initiative organized by the Jockeys’ Guild. The visit to Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was organized by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, Delaware Park, Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Delaware Jockeys’ Guild.
LATEST DELAWARE NEWS
Delaware Park’s 2021 stakes schedule is once again anchored by the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap and Grade 3 Delaware Oaks.
Jockey Alexander Crispin won the Eclipse Award for top apprentice, while Derby-Breeders’ Cup winner Authentic was named Horse of the Year.
Delaware Park will conduct 77 days of live racing in 2021, the track announced today, from late May to mid-October.
Joshua Brown, who served as Delaware Park’s paddock host in 2020, will be the track’s racecaller in 2021.
It took Mid-Atlantic trainer Daniel Velazquez over 10 years to win his first stake — but only about 30 more minutes to add a second.
Trainer Jack Worsley, 77, said he’ll never retire, and with a promising two-year-old like Singlino in the barn, why would he?