Keyword: Delaware Handicap

  • The Delaware Handicap, won by Songbird this year, has been downgraded from grade 1 to grade 2 status for 2018

    AGSC Announces U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes for 2018

    The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Dec. 1 presented its listing of U.S. graded and listed stakes races for 2018, the result of its annual grading session conducted Nov. 28 and 29 in Lexington.

  • What's Going On Here: Weight For It

    Songbird’s impost in the Del ’Cap was 124, which wasn’t impressive in a historical sense, but what was impressive—at least in this day—was the spread. Songbird gave from eight to 13 pounds to her rivals going 10 furlongs around two turns.

  • The Week in Photos 7/18/2017

    Delaware Handicap, Darley July Cup, Duchess of Cambridge, Kent, Los Alamitos Derby, Indiana Derby, Indiana Oaks, Vigil, Flying Quest and more.

  • Rick Porter leads Songbird and Mike Smith into the Delaware Park winner's circle

    Songbird Holds Fast in Delaware Handicap

    The champion daughter of Medaglia d'Oro came and conquered July 15 at Delaware Park, where she claimed the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) for Delaware native Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farms and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • Songbird and Mike Smith after their Ogden Phipps Stakes win

    Songbird Gives Porter Another Crack at Del Cap

    For owner Rick Porter, a victory in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) would mean a lot as the big race at his local track. On July 15 he will send out two-time champion Songbird in an effort to land the $750,000 race for fillies and mares.

  • I'm a Chatterbox wins Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park

    'Chatterbox' Looms Heavy Del Cap Favorite

    Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred I'm a Chatterbox, an easy winner of the Obeah Stakes in her last start, could be heavily favored versus five other fillies and mares in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 16 at Delaware Park.

  • I'm a Chatterbox wins 2015 Cotillion Stakes

    I'm a Chatterbox Resurfaces in Obeah Stakes

    Carolyn and Fletcher Gray's I'm a Chatterbox, one of the top 3-year-old fillies of 2015, will take the next step toward the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) in the June 11 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park.

  • Frivolous worked five furlongs in :59 4/5 at Keeneland on Oct 23.

    Frivolous Tunes Up for Distaff Run

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Frivolous turned in her final work for the Oct. 30 test when she breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 under trainer Vicki Oliver at Keeneland.

  • Sheer Drama takes on Frivolous and 5 others in the Delaware Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Sheer Drama Primed for Lucrative Del Cap

    Harold Queen's Sheer Drama will attempt to avenge her loss to Frivolous in the June 13 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) when those two and five other fillies and mares face off in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 18.

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    Belle Gallantey Connections Consider Distaff

    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.

  • That Handicapping Show: Delaware Handicap

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Delaware Handicap with Princess of Sylmar, and the Parx Dash with Ben's Cat. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Delaware Handicap.

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    Princess of Sylmar Seeks Del 'Cap Rebound

    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.

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    Princess of Sylmar Sparks Regional Pride

    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.

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    Personal Ensign Next Stop for Royal Delta

    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.

  • Royal Delta dominates the Delaware Handicap.

    Royal Delta Cruises in Delaware Handicap

    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.

  • That Handicapping Show - Delaware Handicap 2013

    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? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Delaware Handicap.

  • Royal Delta won the 2012 Delaware Handicap by a neck.

    Royal Delta Seeks Redemption in Del 'Cap

    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 Paddock at Delaware Park.

    Delaware, Horsemen Agree on 81-Day Meet

    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.

  • Delaware Sets Dates, But Still No Contract

    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.

  • The Delaware Handicap, won in 2012 by Royal Delta, will be a grade I in 2013.

    Delaware Handicap, Hopeful Now Grade I

    The Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park and Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga Race Course have been granted grade I status by the American Graded Stakes Committee, which met Nov. 28 in Lexington.

  • Royal Delta holds off Tiz Miz Sue to win the Delaware.

    Royal Delta Fully Extended in Del Cap

    Besilu Stables' Royal Delta held off a late challenger to win the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) by a neck at Delaware Park July 21, but it wasn't the nemesis everyone thought she'd face near the wire.

  • THS: Delaware Handicap 2012

    Tom and Pete handicap the Delaware Handicap and Virginia Derby. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Delaware Handicap