01/14/2015 4:34PM

Delaware Park to race 81 days in 2015

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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.