Delaware: Owners Day set for 31st renewal
The 31st Owners Day will showcase the best in Delaware racing at Delaware Park this Saturday. The ten-race card will have a first race post time of 12:30 p.m. Delaware Park will also pay tribute to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) and Canter Delaware.
After the running of the 4th race with an approximate post time of 2:06 p.m., a donation check will be presented in the winner’s circle to the Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) and Canter Delaware from Delaware Park Casino & Racing and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA). For more information on the Mid-Atlantic Horse Recuse (MAHR) or to donate, visit www.midatlantichorserescue.org. For more information on the Canter Delaware or to donate, visit www.canterusa.org/delaware/ or Delaware Park Horse Aftercare Initiative on Facebook.
After the running of the 10th race with an approximate post time of 5:18 p.m., a donation check will be presented in the winner’s circle to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) from Delaware Park Casino & Racing, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA), the Delaware Jockeys Health and Welfare Benefit Fund and the Delaware Park Jockeys Association. For more information on the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) or to donate, visit www.pdjf.org.
The co-features of the Owners Day card are the DTHA Governors Day Handicap and the George Rosenberger Memorial. Both races have a $100,000 purse and are restricted to 3-year-olds and upward which have started at Delaware Park in 2023 (open stake races excluded).
R Racing Stable’s No Sabe Nada tops the mile and seventy-yard DTHA Governors Day Handicap. The 4-year-old son of Jersey Town has made three starts in 2023 and all of those have been at Delaware Park. In his most recent, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by Edward “Ned” Allard posted a 6 ¼-length in a mile and seventy-yard allowance/optional claiming. He has a career of five wins, a second and four thirds from 14 starts with earnings of $237,590.
Larry Metz and Larry Bathon’s Downtown Katie tops the George Rosenberger Memorial which will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth on the grass. The 5-year-old daughter of Seville has a record of a win, two seconds and a third from five starts this year. In her most recent, the Maryland-bred trained by Michael Gorham won the restricted $75,000 All Brandy at Laurel Park but was subsequently disqualified and placed fifth on August 19. Previously, she ran second in a seven-and-a-half-furlong allowance at Delaware Park on July 12. She has a career record of three wins, seven seconds and three thirds from 24 starts with earnings of $149,750.
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