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Delaware Park News & Notes
Ness receives leading trainer trophy & sets record for most consecutive

Trainer Jamie Ness received his record setting eighth consecutive trophy for leading trainer at Delaware Park.

The 48-year-old native Heron, South Dakota broke the record held by Hall of Famer Grover “Buddy” Delp who won seven in a row from 1963 through 1969 and was equaled by Scott Lake when he accomplished the feat from 2002 through 2008. Delp holds the record for most overall leading trainer titles of eleven.

Ness, who has been the leading trainer at Delaware Park in 2012, 2013 and 2015 through 2022, has 62 wins with two days remaining in the season.

Jockey Jaime Rodriguez will notch his second consecutive leading jockey title. He currently has 131 victories.

The leading owner title is a three-way race between Bell Gable Stable with 14 wins, Runnymoore Racing with 14 wins and the ownership group of Danny Brown, Charis Brenneman and Greg Compton with 13 wins.

Tuskegee Amen wins Rocky Run Stakes

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Tuskegee Airmen won the $100,150 Rocky Run Stakes at Delaware Park today.

With Paco Lopez aboard, the 2-year-old son of Street Sense won by 3 ¼-lengths.  The Kentucky-bred trained by John Servis returned $3.00 as the favorite in the field of six.  In his only other career outing, he broke his maiden by 5 1/2-lengths going seven furlongs at Parx on September 24.

Midnight Trouble, with Jeremy Rose, finished second 3 1/2-lengths in front of Riccio, with Xavier Perez, in third.  The final time for the one mile was 1:37.74 over a good-main track.

Tuskegee Airmen survived a claim of foul from the rider aboard Riccio, Xavier Perez, but the stewards ruled there was insufficient evidence for a disqualification.

Tuskegee Airmen made trainer John Servis a little nervous during the running of the race.

“He is a nice horse and this was a really nice race, but he still has no clue to what he is doing yet,” said winning trainer John Servis.  “I will be honest with you, at the 3/8ths pole, I was worried.  I did not think we were going to beat a horse.  I guess at that point he just decided I will start running.  He is very talented and the thing that is going to help this horse the most down the road, is he is so laid back.  Nothing seems to really bother him.  We are not sure where we are going next.  He beat himself up pretty good in the behind, so we will check him out good and see how he comes out of this.  But he will get at least a month and we will go from there.”

Alma Rosa cruises to easy victory White Clay Stakes

Wilmington, Del., October 14, 2022 —Gelfenstein Farm’s Alma Rosa cruised to an easy victory in the $100,600 White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park today.

With Delaware Park leading jockey Jaime Rodriguez, the 2-year-old daughter of Sharp Azteca won by 3 1/4-lengths.  The Kentucky-bred trained by Bernardo G. Lopez returned $4.60 as the favorite in the field of nine.  In her previous outing, she ran second in the Sorority at Monmouth Park on August 21.

Crypto Mama, with Paco Lopez, finished second 7 ¼-lengths in front of Girl Trouble, with Jeremy Frankie Pennington, in third.  The final time for the one mile was 1:39.95 over a muddy main track.

Alma Rosa raised her career record to two wins and two seconds from four starts with earnings of $147,500.

“I have had her since she was a baby and she always has done everything perfect,” said winning trainer Bernardo G. Lopez.  “She makes doing my job very easy.  I am not sure where we are going to next.  We have many options and I will talk it over with everyone.”

Jockey Mychel Sanchez notches career win 1,000 with George Rosenberger Memorial Stakes score aboard Malibu Beauty

Wilmington, Del., October 1, 2022 —Jockey Mychel Sanchez notched his 1,000th career victory aboard Z W P Stable and Non Stop Stable’s Malibu Beauty in the $100,000 George Rosenberger Memorial at Delaware Park today. 

The 4-year-old daughter of Buffum won by 8-lengths.  The Maryland-bred trained by Gary Capuano returned $3.80 as the favorite in the field of five.

Thisnameisokay, with Jhonatan Mendoza, finished second 10-lengths in front of B B’s Busted, with Daniel Centeno, in third.  Malibu Beauty cut early fractions of :48.83 for the half-mile and 1:13.40 for the three-quarter miles before completing the mile and a sixteenth in 1:44.99 over a muddy main track. 

The Rosenberger Memorial was originally scheduled to be run on the grass but was transferred to the main track due the overnight rain in the region from the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

Malibu Beauty raised her record to seven wins from 22 starts.  She earned $82,500 for her victory in the Rosenberger Memorial, which includes a special $22,500 Delaware Certified bonus, to bring her career earnings to $399,584.

“This milestone win could not have come at a better time in a stakes race on Owners Day at Delaware Park,” said winning rider Mychel Sanchez.  “In the race, she really did it all.  We went to the lead and took control.  After that it was on cruise control.”

Sanchez has two career graded stake victories.  In 2021, he rode Hopeful Treasure to victory in the Grade III Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct and in 2018 he rode Dixie Serenade to victory in the Victory Ride Stakes at Belmont Park. He recorded his first career victory in North America aboard Party Girl Appeal at Parx on July 16, 2013.

Live racing is conducted on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The 88-day meet is scheduled to conclude on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, November 5th.  

Shackqueenking takes DTHA Governors Day

Wilmington, Del., October 1, 2022 —Pocket 3’s Racing’s Shackqueenking notched his third victory in a row in the $100,000 DTHA Governors Day Handicap at Delaware Park today. 

With Angel Suarez aboard, the 4-year-old son of Shackleford won by a 1 ¾-lengths.  The Kentucky-bred trained by Gary Capuano returned $5.20 as the favorite in the field of seven.

Amatteroftime, with Angel Rodriguez, finished second 6 1/4-lengths in front of Guiillaume, with Jaime Rodriguez, in third.  The final time for the mile and seventy yards was 1:40.68 over a muddy track.

Shackqueenking raised his record to seven wins from 16 starts.  He earned $82,500 for his victory in the DTHA Governors Day Handicap, which includes a special $22,500 Delaware Certified bonus, to bring his career earnings to $381,145.

 

Delaware Park Casino & Racing & Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) team up for donation to the Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) and Canter Delaware

 

Wilmington, Del., October 1, 2022 — Delaware Park Casino & Racing and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) teamed up to donate $20,000 to Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) and Canter Delaware.

A check presentation was held after the eleventh race as part of the special twelve race Owners Day card today.

“Through the years, these two organizations have done incredible work finding second careers for these wonderful athletes when they have been retired from racing,” said Kevin DeLucia, the Chief Financial Officer at Delaware Park.  “The Delaware Park family could not be happier to make this small gesture of appreciation for such an important cause.”

For more information on the Mid-Atlantic Horse Recuse (MAHR) or to donate, visit www.midatlantichorserescue.org. For more information on the Canter Delaware or to donate, visit www.canterusa.org/delaware/ or Delaware Park Horse Aftercare Initiative on Facebook.

Live racing is conducted on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The 88-day meet is scheduled to conclude on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, November 5th.

Turf course dedicated John E. Mooney  as part of Owners Day Festivities at Delaware Park today

Wilmington, Del., October 1, 2022 — The seven-furlong turf course was dedicated to John E. Mooney, the former Executive Director of Racing, at Delaware Park today.  The dedication ceremony took place after the eighth race as part of the special twelve race Owners Day card.  The long-time racing executive officially retired on August 1, 2022.

“This is such a great day and we are so happy to have this opportunity to say thank you to John for everything he has done for Delaware Park,” said Kevin DeLucia, the Chief Financial Officer at Delaware Park.  “He has given so much of himself to this sport and this track, so we are honored to dedicate the turf course to him and his family.”

Mooney had been involved in racing in the Mid-Atlantic region for nearly 40 years.  Shortly after Delaware Park was purchased and reopened by William Rickman, Sr., in 1984, Mooney was named General Manager.  He was instrumental in keeping Delaware Park competitive in the 1980s and early 1990s with his innovative approach to the sport which included the introduction of the very successful Twin Trifecta.  In the summer of 1993, he left Delaware Park to take a similar post with the Maryland Jockey Club and later headed up the drive to establish racing in Virginia as head of Maryland/Virginia Racing which was the group that organized the opening and operation of Colonial Downs.  Mooney returned to Delaware Park as the Executive Director of Racing the spring of 2008 at the request of William Rickman, Jr., where he remained.

Mooney was born into the sport.  His grandfather, J.D. Mooney won the 1924 Kentucky Derby aboard Black Gold and trained the 1962 Canadian Horse of the Year Crafty Lace.  His father, John J. Mooney was a prominent horse racing executive who served at many racetracks including the Ontario Jockey Club where he played an instrumental role in the development of the “new” Woodbine Racecourse in 1956.

As a young man, John E. Mooney worked on the backstretch while attending school and then worked in several Racing Office capacities before getting into the racing services area of the industry working for United Totalizator and he later purchased Jones Precision Photo before assuming race track management positions.

Live racing is conducted on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The 88-day meet is scheduled to conclude on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, November 5th.

 

 

Delaware Park Casino & Racing, Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA), Delaware Jockeys Health & Welfare Benefit Board & Delaware Park Jockeys Association team up for donation to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF)

Wilmington, Del., October 1, 2022 — Delaware Park Casino & Racing, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) the Delaware Jockeys Health and Welfare Benefit Fund and the Delaware Park Jockeys Association teamed up to donate $20,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).

The check presentation occurred after the ninth race on the special twelve race Owners Day card today.

The Delaware Park family developed a unique funding mechanism for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund donation.  Over the course of the live racing season each jockey donates a dollar from each mount fee and Delaware Park Casino & Racing, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Delaware Jockeys Health and Welfare Benefit Fund each match the dollar.

“Through the years, we have been extremely blessed to have an exceptional jockey colony at Delaware Park,” said Ed J. Stegemeier, the Chairman of the Delaware Jockeys Health and Welfare Fund Board and Secretary of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. “There is no better day or way for the Delaware Park family to say ‘thank you’ to these phenomenal athletes.  We are particularly proud that every segment of the Delaware Park racing contributed to this essential cause.”

For more information on the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) or to donate, visit www.pdjf.org.

Live racing is conducted on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The 88-day meet is scheduled to conclude on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, November 5th.

Whereshetoldmetogo takes New Castle Stakes 

Wilmington, Del., September 30, 2022 — Delaware Park fan favorite, Madaket Stables, Ten Strike Racing, Michael Kisber and BTR Racing’s Whereshetoldmetogo notched his seventh Delaware Park victory from nine outings in the Delaware Bred or Certified $100,000 New Castle Stakes today. 

With Jeviain Cat, with Angel Suarez, in third.  Whereshetoldmetogo returned $3.00 as the favorite in the field of four.  The final time for the six-furlongs was 1:10.17 over a fast-main track.

The Maryland-bred trained by Brittany Russell raised his career record to 17 wins from 36 starts with earnings of $955,295.  Whereshetoldmetogo won the New Castle Stakes last year.

“He is awesome,” said winning trainer Brittany Russell.  “This was obviously the plan for a long time.  I wanted to run him in between, but I will be honest, I did not train him very hard, so the last part, I was getting a little anxious.  He ran huge and he got the job done though and that is all that matters.  Being Maryland-bred and Delaware Certified, you have to have him right for these spots.  I was looking at his earnings and it would be really fun to see him get to a million.  It is not terribly far away, so we are just going to see how he keeps coming along and take it from there.”

For more information on the Delaware Certified of Bred Thoroughbred Program (DCTP) visit the website at https://www.dtha.com/dctp/.

 

Howgreatisnate takes First State Dash Stakes

Wilmington, Del., September 29, 2022 —Imaginary Stables’ Howgreatisnate won the Delaware Bred or Certified $100,000 First State Dash Stakes at Delaware Park today.

With J.D. Acosta aboard, the 2-year-old son of Speightster won by a half-length. The Kentucky-bred trained by Andrew Simoff returned $4.00 as the favorite in the field of five. In his only other career outing, he broke his maiden by 3 ¾-lengths going five and a half furlongs at Delaware Park on August 31.

Lost Weekend, with Carlos Eduardo Lopez, finished second a neck in front of Midnight Trouble, with Jeremy Rose, in third. The final time for the six furlongs was 1:10.75 over a fast-main track.

“This horse has shown exceptional ability since got him and he just keeps getting better,” said winning trainer Andrew Simoff. “Around the turn and going by the 3/16ths pole, I was thinking maybe they were going to catch him, but he kicked back in. It was like he was loafing out there. He still does not really know what he is doing yet. He should really move up off of this race and who knows, he may want to go two turns. We are not sure where he will go next. We are going to give it a few days and then decide.”

For more information on the Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program (DCTP) visit the website at https://www.dtha.com/dctp/.

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