Delaware Park

America’s Day at the Races Returns Thursday

America's Day at the Races returns this week on FOX Sports and MSG Networks to provide coverage and analysis of racing from Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Delaware Park, the New York Racing Association announced Wednesday. After a summer hiatus, the show resumes Thursday with live racing from Churchill Downs and Delaware Park, before transitioning Friday-opening day of the 27-day Belmont Park fall meet--for complete coverage of this weekend's live racing from Belmont Park and Churchill Downs. Produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, the acclaimed national telecast airs...

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Godolphin Homebred Romps in Delaware Debut

4th-Delaware, $41,225, Msw, 8-26, 2yo, 6f, 1:11.85, ft. TATE (c, 2, Quality Road--Collective, by Bernardini), the 2-1 second choice in this debut, was hustled from the gate to keep pace with the early leaders before settling just off the pacesetters in third. He split foes at the top of the lane, charged to the lead with a furlong to run and stormed clear to graduate by seven lengths. Plamen (Curlin) was second. Tate is a half-brother to Shared Sense (Street Sense), GSW, $327,745. Collective produced a colt by Hard Spun...

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Heat Wave Claims Monday Racing at Delaware, Parx

With expected temperature readings in the upper 90s combined with oppressive humidity resulting in real-feel readings well into the triple digits, officials at Parx Racing in suburban Philadephia and a bit further south at Delaware Park canceled Monday's live racing programs. Racing is scheduled to resume Wednesday at Delaware, with a 10-race card beginning at 1:15 p.m. ET. The next scheduled program at Parx is Tuesday afternoon, but the forecast calls for similarly high temperatures.

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2020 Renewal of Robert G. Dick Memorial Officially Downgraded

In accord with American Graded Stakes Committee policy, the July 11 GIII Robert G. Dick Memorial S. won by Gentle Ruler (Colonel John), scheduled for the Delaware Park turf course but switched to the main track, was automatically downgraded to listed status and was conducted as a listed stakes race. The American Graded Stakes Committee has reviewed the off-the-turf renewal and has determined that the original Grade III status will be not reinstated for the 2020 renewal. It is the policy of the American Graded Stakes Committee that a race...

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Dunbar Road Outclasses ‘Em in Del ‘Cap

On a day when Chad Brown secured his 100th and 101st Grade I victories, Dunbar Road--already a Grade I winner herself--added to the haul in an event that was downgraded from highest-level status a couple years ago. Saving all the ground tucked just behind the speed early, the prohibitive favorite split rivals under confident handling heading for home. Saracosa tried to shadow that one's move, but Dunbar Road simply outclassed her competition to win geared down by as much as she pleased. An eight-length debut winner at Gulfstream last March,...

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NYRA Teams With Delaware for Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association will team with Delaware Park to host a Cross Country Pick 5 encompassing all graded stakes July 4. The wager will feature the GIII Delaware Oaks, GIII Kent S., the GI Runhappy Met Mile, the GI Manhattan S. and the GII Suburban H. The minimum bet for the multi-track, multi-race wager is 50 cents. Wagering on the Cross Country Pick 5 is also available on ADW platforms and at simulcast facilities across the country. Every week will feature a mandatory payout of the net pool....

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June 20 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency WELL-BRED LIVE OAK FILLY DEBUTS AT GP 2nd-GP, $65K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 12:30p.m. Live Oak homebred LOVED GLOBALLY (Uncle Mo) makes her career bow in this juvenile test. Her second dam is Grade I-winning millionaire My Typhoon (Ire) (Giant's Causeway), who is a daughter of European Highweight Urban Sea (Miswaki) and a half-sister to the mighty Galileo (Ire); champion Sea the Stars (Ire); ad MG1SW Black Sam Bellamy (Ire). This is also the family of Group 1 winner Bracelet (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}). Wesley...

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Pecoraro’s Shockwave Therapy Suspension Thrown Out

The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (DTRC) has reversed a ruling issued in November and dropped all penalties that had been levied against trainer Anthony Pecoraro for alleged unauthorized use of a shockwave therapy machine. Pecoraro, who was originally suspended six months and fined $1,000, appealed the ruling and the matter was resolved Tuesday at a commission meeting. The penalties originally accessed to owner David Neilson were reduced with the commission voting to reduce his one-year suspension to 30 days. The case revolved around 5-year-old Glencairn, who suffered a catastrophic injury...

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Vitali’s Racing Sanctions Surface Anew in Pot-Growing Venture

Marcus Vitali, a Thoroughbred trainer with a lengthy history of medication violations who is currently serving a one-year suspension for interfering with and impeding a 2019 drug investigation at Delaware Park, is attempting to shift his focus to a new business venture in Massachusetts: legal marijuana cultivation. But even before Vitali can take the first municipal step in a state that has one of the most stringent licensure processes in the nation for recreational marijuana cultivation, his litany of racing violations is drawing scrutiny in the local press. According to...

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Expanded MATCH Series Offers $3.75M in Purses in 2020

The popular Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) has been renewed for 2020, with an expanded schedule and an increase in owner, trainer and breeder bonus money thanks to new partner racetracks, horsemen's groups and breeder associations, the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced Tuesday. The Series, which returned in 2018 after a 16-year hiatus and works toward the larger goal of coordination in a region with the largest concentration of daily racing in the United States, has grown to 35 stakes at eight tracks with a combined $3.75 million in purses for...

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