01/13/2016 3:23PM

Delaware Park to have 81-day meet in 2016

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The Delaware Racing Commission has approved an 81-day race meet for Delaware Park in 2016.

The Delaware Park meet will run from May 21 to Oct. 15. Racing will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday during opening week. Thursdays will then be added and continue through Sept. 22.

Delaware’s signature races, the Grade 3 Delaware Oaks, at 1 1/16 miles, and the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap, a 1 1/4-mile race for fillies and mares, will be run July 9 and July 16.

This will be the 79th season of racing at Delaware Park. First post will be 1:15 p.m. Eastern daily.