07/12/2011 2:04PM

Delaware Park adds five to Wall of Fame


Susan’s Girl, a two-time winner of the Delaware Handicap, and trainer Oscar White, who won the Delaware Handicap twice and the Delaware Oaks three times during a career that spanned more than three decades, are among the five newest inductees to Delaware Park’s Wall of Fame.

The remainder of the class of 2011, announced Tuesday, are jockey William Hartack, E.P. Taylor’s Windfields Farm, and former longtime Delaware executive John W. Rooney.

Hartack won 18 stakes at Delaware Park between the early 1950s and mid-1970s, including a sweep of the big three for fillies and mares – the Delaware Handicap, New Castle Handicap, and Delaware Oaks – in 1957.

Windfields Farm, owned by Canadian businessman Edward Plunkett Taylor, is best known for campaigning and standing Northern Dancer, who was the most influential sire of the 20th century. The farm won six stakes at Delaware, including the 1976 Delaware Oaks.

Rooney helped lead Delaware Park through some of its most prosperous times during a 44-year-career that ended in 2001.