04/21/2015 1:31PM

Ness bringing more horses to Delaware

Tom Keyser
Jamie Ness is planning to have about 50 horses stabled at Delaware Park when the meet opens May 16.

Trainer Jamie Ness will have an increased presence at the upcoming Delaware Park meet.

Ness, the leading trainer at Delaware Park in 2012 and 2013, finished third in the standings last season behind Juan Vazquez and Scott Lake. Ness had between 25 and 30 horses at Delaware last year but is expected to have closer to 50 when the meet opens May 16.

Ness, 38, is currently based at Tampa Bay Downs, where through Tuesday he led the trainers’ standings with 41 wins, three more than second-place Gerald Bennett.

“We always look forward to Delaware because of the success we have enjoyed there and the atmosphere,” Ness said. “We are still down South, but we are getting excited about moving our outfit back to our summer base.”

Approximately half of Ness’s horses are owned by Midwest Thoroughbreds, the leading owner by wins in North America the last five years.

The dynamic at Delaware Park will be different this meet because Vazquez has not been granted stalls after his stable had several positive tests for the steroid stanazolol and one for the tranquilizer xylazine while he was serving a suspension. Vazquez will be allowed to race at the meet and is based at the Middletown Training Center in Delaware.

Bruce Alexander More than 1 year ago
It will cost Vazquez more money to operate and less scrutiny, Delaware Park should be ashamed of themselves for allowing a person with as many bad credentials to enter and run. The word integrity is far less important than entries to them and they wonder why their handle is poor
kmunster2003 More than 1 year ago
So true what you stated. Delaware Park has always been an island separated from major race areas such as New York , New jersey and PA. The last ten years there has been a steady decline in racing dates, quality and an increase in "super" trainers. Remember Michael Gill and his trainer Mark Shuman running 3x as many horses as the next trainer in the early 2000"s . I have old programs sitting on my bookshelf with Gamileal Vasquez , another trainer of Gill..winning 45% . If he was so good how come no one will have him as a trainer now. Delaware is unbettable except for a few turf races with larger fields. Avoid at all costs. Kevin M>
John S More than 1 year ago
Add Delaware to the growing list of tracks I won't bet. Turf Paradise, Penn National, Delta Downs, Evangeline, Philadelphia, all New York tracks, etc.
Drill More than 1 year ago
this clown will soon be frowning when authorities nail him. funny how Lake went to winning everything on he east coast to not paying bills. filthy druggest
Joseph Giambra More than 1 year ago
This guy has come a long way, color coordinated U/A shirt and cap, he's a real "clothes horse". If his horses run as good as he looks, I see another Delaware Park training title in his future. Don't leave him off your ticket!
Nathan More than 1 year ago
Ness will get caught eventually. Just a matter of time. Lake and vasquez gone. Expect to see a lot of jacobson at delaware this meet.
Maria Vorhauer More than 1 year ago
I agree he will be caught soon!
Joe Rockhold More than 1 year ago
Why hasn't be been hit with a huge suspension yet? Everyone includes him with the Lake's, Jacobson's, Rodriguez's, exc. but I never see where he gets caught or suspended. He's either clean or he's the best cheater out there.