Keyword: Delaware THA

  • Delaware Park to Kick Off 81-Day Race Meet

    Delaware Park will begin its 81-day race meet May 16 with racing three or four days per week through Oct. 17 and what appears to be a fairly solid horse population given local competition for racing stock.

  • Delaware, Horsemen Hope to Pay Late Purses

    The Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Delaware Park are working to ensure horsemen are promptly paid purse money in light of delays in the receipt of results of equine drug tests.

  • Delaware House Modifies Race-Date Requirement

    The Delaware House of Representatives May 9 passed legislation that allows racetracks to offer fewer than 100 days of live racing each year if there is a written agreement with the representative horsemen's group.

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    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.

  • Handle, Purses Down at Delaware Park in 2012

    Live and simulcast wagering on races at Delaware Park in 2012 totaled $116,771,915, down 22.08% from $149,862,434 in 2011, according to statistics released by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Jan. 17.

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    Officials Hopeful for Delaware Park Meet

    Cancellation of one program because of a lack of horses did little to dent the Delaware Park meet, which opened with enthusiasm and features a new program designed to increase attendance.

  • Crunch Time for Delaware Park Racing Dates

    In the absence of an agreement between horsemen and Delaware Park on racing dates, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission is prepared to set its own schedule for 2011 during its next meeting Feb. 9.

  • Delaware Park Latest Track to Shave Dates

    Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have agreed to shave seven days from the track's 2009 racing schedule because of a decline in revenue from video lottery terminals. The change must be approved by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

  • Delaware Park, Horsemen Aid CANTER

    CANTER-Mid Atlantic is opening a racehorse rehabilitation program with donations from Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association earmarked to serve Delaware Park trainers and owners.

  • 'Delaware Certified' Horses Near 1,300

    The Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program, formed earlier in the decade to preserve farmland and offer incentives for horses domiciled in the state, now has almost 1,300 registered Thoroughbreds, according to the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.

  • Delaware Horsemen Sponsoring Workers' Comp Program

    Trainers at Delaware Park are being offered a horsemen's group-sponsored workers' compensation program as well as a $1-million general liability insurance policy at no additional cost.

  • Rescheduled Kent BC 'Cap Tops Delaware Owners' Day

    The $500,000 Kent Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III), washed out Sept. 2 and rescheduled, is the centerpiece of a power-packed Delaware Park program Sept. 9 when the racetrack holds its 14th Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Owners' Day.

  • Lizarzaburu Wins Dogwood Dominion Award for 2006

    Pete Lizarzaburu, a former jockey who currently serves as social program coordinator for the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, is this year's winner of the Dogwood Dominion Award, which honors an unsung hero in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Delaware Board Established for Jockeys' Fund

    A benefit board has been established to oversee the Delaware Jockey's Health and Welfare Fund. Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner signed the bill into law Aug. 23.