2020 Delaware Park Dates Revised
Wilmington, Del., May 16, 2020 — Due to the coronavirus pandemic the dates for the upcoming 83rd season of live racing have been revised at Delaware Park.
Opening Day has been pushed back three weeks to Wednesday June 17th and the meet will now conclude on Saturday, October 17th.
The 65 day meet, reduced by 20 days, is subject to approval by Governor John Carney for racing to commence, with or without fans, and the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (DTRC) for the revised schedule.
Live racing will be conducted three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Thursdays will be added July 16th and continue through October 1st. First race daily post time is set for 1:15 p.m. The Grade II Delaware Handicap is still scheduled for Saturday, July 11th and the Grade III Delaware Oaks is scheduled for Saturday, July 4th.
Racing will be conducted with enhanced safety protocols compiled from recommendations by the Center of Disease Control (CDC), Delaware state health officials, National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). These increased safety protocols include, but are not limited to:
• Temperature checks and health screening questionnaires at the facility and stable area;
• Strict social distancing requirements;
• Required use of Personal Protective Equipment (facial coverings and gloves);
• Frequent disinfecting of all areas with EPA registered and CDC approved cleaning solutions effective against the COVID-19 virus;
The Delaware Park stable area is currently open with 240 horses in training. Trainers must contact the Racing Office before shipping. Stall applications are available at www.delawarepark.com.
Match Series 2020 Canceled
The highly popular and critically acclaimed Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) has been canceled due to the Corona Virus shutdown and the ongoing uncertainty of renewed racing. The series will return in 2021.
2020 Handicapping Contests
Final Standings for February, 22 2020
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2020 Handicap Tournament Dates
Next tournament will be announced when official.
1st Place $4,275 | 2nd Place $2,140 | 3rd Place: $1,280 | 4th Place: $855
Based on 60 entries.
Win, Place & Show. Participants must wager on minimum of 10 races. $10 minimum. Participant with highest total after last race will be the winner. $150 entry and $100 bankroll. 95% of the entry fee will be awarded as prizes for each contest. Distribution will be as follows: 1st prize – 50%, 2nd prize – 25%, 3rd prize – 15% and 4th prize – 10%.
For more information contact Chris Sobocinski at 302-994-2521 ext 7383.
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