Delaware Park News & Notes

Lightening Larry takes Alapocas Run Stakes

Wilmington, Del., July 1, 2023 —Lea Farms’ Lightening Larry won the $100,150 Alapocas Run Stakes in dominant fashion at Delaware Park today.


With Paco Lopez aboard, the 4-year-old son of Uncaptured won by 1 1/2-lengths and returned $3.20 as the favorite in the field of six.   Sir Wellington, with Kevin Gomez, was 2 3/4-lengths in front of Chief Ron, with John Hiraldo, in third.


Lightening Larry covered the six furlongs in 1:10.13 over a fast-main track.


The Florida-bred trained by Jorge Delgado raised his career record to seven wins from 17 starts with $517,080.


“He is a really nice horse,” said winning rider Paco Lopez.  “He broke really well today and we got into good position.  When I am asked him at the eighth-pole, he responded and finished strong.”


Chris Sobocinski

Delaware Park Casino & Racing


Racing Information Coordinator – Racing Development

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