Delaware Park Opens 100-Day Season May 12

Schedule includes special Fathers' Day card and twilight Thursdays later in summer.

The live racing schedule for the 75th  anniversary season at Delaware Park is set to begin Saturday, May 12.

The schedule has been tweaked to include special Father’s Day and late summer twilight Thursday live racing cards. The 100-day live racing meet concludes Nov. 3.

The Father’s Day live racing card will be held June 17. There will not be live racing the following Monday, June 18.

The Twilight Thursday live racing cards will be held on Aug. 23 and 30 and Sept. 6 and 13, with a first race post time of 3:30 p.m.  First race post time on all other days is set for 1:15 p.m.

Live racing will be held on Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Live racing will not be conducted on the first Thursday of the meet on May 17. Admission and general parking are free. 

Delaware Park’s premier races, the Delaware Oaks (gr. II) and the Delaware Handicap (gr. II), will be held on July 14 and July 21, respectively.

Opening Day activities officially begin at 9 a.m. with Breakfast in the Park, which will feature a handicapping seminar conducted by Delaware Park's Chris Sobocinski with guest handicapper Rick Smyth of the Wilmington News Journal.