04/25/2004 11:00PM

Gill and Delaware settle


Delaware Park has reached a settlement with Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill over an anti-trust lawsuit he filed against the track, according to newspaper reports.

The settlement allows Gill to race at the track but does not award him stalls, according to the reports. This weekend at Delaware, Gill ran four horses on Saturday and two horses on Sunday. Two won.

Delaware officials did not return phone calls on Monday.

Gill was barred from Delaware Park after the track's 2002 meet because of complaints about his claiming activity. He filed the lawsuit last year, alleging that Delaware officials and several trainers at the track had conspired to bar him from racing at the track.

Gill, a New Hampshire resident and the leading owner in the nation last year by victories, owns a farm about 20 miles southeast of Delaware Park in Elk Creek, Pennsylvania. He did not return a phone call on Monday.