Delaware Park News & Notes

Foggy Night notches first career stakes score in Delaware Oaks

Wilmington, Del., July 1, 2023 — Pine Brook Farm’s Foggy Night notched her first career stake victory in the $300,000 Grade III Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park today.

With Paco Lopez aboard, the daughter of Khozan won by 1 ¾-lengths.  Opus Forty Two, with Daniel Centeno, finished second a nose in front of Miracle, with Trevor McCarthy, in third.  The 4-to-5 favorite in the field of eight, Fireline with Dylan Davis, finished fourth. Foggy Night paid $30.40 as the fourth choice.

The Florida-bred trained by Robert “Butch” Reid, Jr covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45.07 over a fast-main track after stalking early fractions set by Opus Forty Two of :47.98 for the half mile and 1:12.14 for the three-quarters mile.  Foggy Night raised her record to three wins from eight starts with earnings of $278,550.

Trainer Robert “Butch” Reid had always been confident with her ability and talent.

“She showed it as 2-year-old and the key is she can run a long way,” said Reid, who also won the Delaware Oaks in 2020 with Project Whiskey.  “We gave her a nice freshening over the winter.  She got a little stale toward the end of the year, so we gave her a nice freshening and measured her right up to this race.  After the layoff we got a couple of nice seven-eighth races in her and this was her first time going a mile and a sixteenth.  It worked out.”

Reid is not sure where he will run Foggy Night next.

“I really have not thought much past this race,” Reid said.  “We did take some stalls at Saratoga, so that is a possibility.  Of course, the Monmouth Oaks is another possibility.  But we will design the rest of the summer after this.”


Chris Sobocinski

Delaware Park Casino & Racing


Racing Information Coordinator – Racing Development

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