01/14/2015 4:34PM

Delaware Park to race 81 days in 2015


Delaware Park will race 81 days as part of a 2015 schedule approved Wednesday by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. The track will open its 78th season May 16 and race through Oct.  17.

Live racing is scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays in May. From June 1 through Sept. 1, live racing also will be conducted on Tuesdays. The schedule reverts to Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from Sept. 1 through closing day.

The track’s stakes schedule is topped by the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap on July 18 and the Grade 3 Delaware Oaks on July 11.

Marvin Friedman More than 1 year ago
I was out there the other day, playing in a poker tournament, they didn't have enough dealers to accommodate all the entrants so some players waited an hour or so to play.after I bombed out ,I went downstairs to bet a few races, but because of a dispute , you could only bet on some harness tracks and that new place in Ohio.if you wanted to bet football ,because of the limited number of games left ,you had to tie your parlay in with the East West Shrine game,or something like that,apparently over under doesn't count as a wager.I love Del Park , I've been going there since the glory days ,when you could hear the roar of the crowd from the Kirkwood Highway.its an important piece of history of our state.Architecture like that will never be seen again once its gone.I'm saddened by the current state of the place,I'm not sure what will bring it back ,but Mr Rickman seems to be committed to racing ,and that's a hopefully sign.So good luck Delaware Park,maybe more Delawareans will discover the jewel that sits in our state