In a movie, Belle Gallantey's rags to riches 2014 season would end with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), but in real life her connections are taking time before committing to the race.
Belle Gallantey, a $35,000 claim just seven months ago, lulled rivals to sleep on the front end and then carried on to upset the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 12 at Delaware Park.
TimeformUS Weekend stakes analysis of the G1 Delaware Handicap and G2 Bowling Green Handicap. read blog
Princess of Sylmar looks tough to beat in the Delaware Handicap (gr. I), but Belle Gallantey could be a contender for the exotics. read blog
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Delaware Handicap with Princess of Sylmar, and the Parx Dash with Ben's Cat. watch video
Second by a head to Close Hatches last time out in the June 7 Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I), multiple grade I winner Princess of Sylmar seeks a rebound July 12 in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) at Delaware Park.
Princess of Sylmar may not have won an Eclipse Award for 2013 despite four consecutive grade I victories, but owner Ed Stanco of King of Prussia Stable was a happy man at the Iroquois Awards Dinner in Pennsylvania May 30.
Four of the five graded stakes on the 2014 Delaware Park stakes schedule will feature the ladies of Thoroughbred racing, highlighted by the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I).
The 2014 Delaware Park meet will begin May 17 and extend through Oct. 22, track officials said. The track will offer 81 racing programs.
Highlights from the career of dual champion Royal Delta. view slideshow
Despite 12 fewer live racing days, all-sources pari-mutuel handle during the Delaware Park meet was only down about $1.5 million, while average daily handle increased 13.2%.
The Kentucky Court of Appeals has issued a mixed ruling in the John Veitch/Life At Ten case and has ordered reconsideration of the one-year suspension handed the former chief steward for horse racing in the Bluegrass state.
John Veitch, the former chief steward for racing in Kentucky who was fired and suspended, has been granted a license by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and is set to resume his career during the Keeneland meet.
Stallion Indygo Shiner was euthanized in Argentina Aug. 28 after suffering from an inoperable ruptured stomach, Hill 'n' Dale Farms reported.
John Veitch, suspended and fired by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission following the Life At Ten Breeders' Cup debacle, is seeking a new job and to get his good name back.
Lenny Shulman fills in for Evan Hammonds and dissects the efforts of Royal Delta, Jeranimo, and Princess of Sylmar. watch video
Two-time champion Royal Delta, who put it all together in an overpowering victory in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I), makes her next stop in the Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga, trainer Bill Mott said.
Racing without Lasix in search of a return to dominant form, Besilu Stable's champion mare Royal Delta cruised to victory by 10 3/4 lengths in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 20 at Delaware Park.
- By Tom LaMarra
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Delaware Handicap and CCA Oaks. Do you think the races will be exciting with such small fields but big talent? watch video
Champion racemare Royal Delta aims for a title defense July 20 in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I), seeking redemption after a five-length loss in the June 15 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.
The Kentucky Personnel Board has determined that former Kentucky racing chief steward John Veitch was properly dismissed in November 2011.
A hearing officer for Kentucky Personnel Board has recommended that fired chief racing steward John Veitch should be reinstated to his former position and be awarded all back pay and benefits.
Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said April 10 they have signed a contract for 2013 for 81 days of racing, down from the originally scheduled 100 days.
A Circuit Court judge in Kentucky has rejected a motion from attorneys for John Veitch to be able to take a deposition from a member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in connection with the Life At Ten case.
Delaware Park plans to race from May 18-Nov. 9 this year but, as was the case in 2012, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission approved the dates even though a contract with horsemen isn't in place.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Funny Moon||Christophe Clement||
|Life At Ten||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Million Seller||H. Graham Motion||
|Milwaukee Appeal||Ralph J. Biamonte||
|Miss Match (ARG)||Neil D. Drysdale||
|Miss Singhsix (IRE)||Martin D. Wolfson||
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|Race 9 (MSW) at DEL on 10/22/14|
|Race 7 (ALW) at DEL on 10/18/14|
|Race 8 (AOC) at DEL on 10/16/14|
|Race 3 (MSW) at DEL on 10/16/14|
|Race 7 (MSW) at DEL on 10/16/14|
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|My Trusty Cat S.||DED|
|Freedom of the City S.||NP|
|E. L. Gaylord Memorial S.||RP|
|Bold Ruler H. (gr. III)||BEL|
|Chelsea Flower S.||BEL|