Beginning July 14, Laurel Park will accept entries and returns from Delaware Park.
The Delaware state vet issued a weekend memo outlining the steps being taken to ensure a horse who tested positive for strangles does not infect others.
A case of strangles at Delaware Park is causing some concern but is not expected to affect the track’s big July races, officials said.
Delaware Park will not conduct its scheduled May 30 card because of a lack of entries.
Delaware Park will not race Monday, May 20 – the second straight Monday it has been forced to cancel.
Industry veteran Tom Creel, the new racing secretary at Delaware Park, believes better days are ahead.
Insufficient entries have led Delaware Park to cancel its card this coming Monday.
Using a grant fund administered by the Jockey Club, Delaware Park races will be sharper than ever before this year when broadcast in HD.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission announced the appointment of a new state steward and a new safety steward for the 2019 season.
Parx assistant racing secretary Tom Creel will take over as racing secretary at Delaware Park.
Delaware Park will have a slightly longer meet in 2019 than it has in recent years.
Legalized in mid-year, sports betting was by the end of 2018 having significant impacts on the gambling landscape throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
While early returns on from horsemen and racetrack execs at Delaware Park are positive, sports wagering’s long-term impacts on racing itself are unclear and some horseplayers are fretful.
Despite despite declines in turf racing and field size – both due in large part to a rainy season – Delaware Park saw wagering handle increase 17 percent in the just-completed 2018 season.
Delaware Park’s annual End of Meet Showcase is designed to find new homes and careers for retiring Thoroughbreds, Arabians, and ponies and will take place October 21.
Trainer Kathleen O’Connell earned her 2,000th career win one day after Delaware jocks visited a nearby children’s hospital.
With racing secretary Jed Doro leaving his position, Delaware Park expects to make do through the end of this season October 20 before hiring a new racing secretary for 2019.
Delaware Park racing secretary Jed Doro will fill that same role at Oaklawn Park effective September 24.
The addition of an athletic trainer at Delaware Park will enhance the safety and welfare of jockeys during the meet.