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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | July 20, 1992
STANTON, Del. -- No big-name horses or jockeys were attracted to this year's Delaware Handicap.But there was still enough of a mystique connected to the grand old race at Delaware Park yesterday to lure Maryland's best older filly or mare into the lineup.Brilliant Brass, second choice to Midwest invader Bungalow, merely galloped along behind a slow pace set by long shot Train Robbery in the 10-furlong stakes.Then, when called on in the stretch by Edgar Prado, she scored a 1 3/4 -length win over Train Robbery, a D. Wayne Lukas-trained daughter of Alydar who had not won a stakes in more than a year.
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BY ALLAN VOUGHT | November 4, 2011
It's been an extraordinary year for Havre de Grace - the racehorse, not to be confused with the Harford County city of the same name where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay. There are plenty of folks who live in Havre de Grace the city, however, who no doubt will be rooting for Havre de Grace the horse Saturday evening around 7 p.m. when the filly goes postward in the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in Louisville....
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | July 19, 1993
STAUNTON, Del.--If 1992 was the year of the Bassfords, then 1993 is the year of the Benders.So far, Howard and Sondra Bender of Bethesda have quite a way to go to match the 14 stakes that Maryland owners Nick and Elaine Bassford won last year with Brilliant Brass, Ameri Valay, Wait For The Lady and Festive Feathers.But when their 4-year-old filly, Green Darlin, won the Grade II Delaware Handicap yesterday at Delaware Park, leaving even-money favorite Quilma about 4 1/2 lengths behind in sixth place, it was the fifth 1993 stakes won by a Bender-bred and the fourth stakes won in the black and gold Bender colors.
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By From Sun news services | July 20, 2009
Horse racing Swift Temper wins $1 million Delaware Handicap Mark Stanley's Swift Temper won the $1 million Grade II Delaware Handicap in front-running fashion at Delaware Park in Wilmington Sunday. Swift Temper earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 6 through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series. With Alan Garcia aboard, the 5-year-old daughter of Giant's Causeway won by 2 1/4 lengths after cutting early fractions of :49.83 seconds for a half mile and 1:14.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2000
Silverbulletday could become the leading money-earning female in the history of horse racing Sunday if she wins the $600,000 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park. The 4-year-old filly heads the field of eight entered yesterday for Delaware Park's signature event, a 1 1/4 -mile Grade III stakes for fillies and mares. A winner of 15 of 22 races, Silverbulletday has earned $3,027,207. The $360,000 winner's share of Sunday's purse would catapult her past Serena's Song, the richest filly or mare with earnings of $3,283,388.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | July 17, 1995
STANTON, Del. -- Severe overnight thunderstorms wreaked so much havoc and downed so many electric lines at Delaware Park that track president Bill Rickman Jr. thought he might have to cancel yesterday's Delaware Handicap card.But someone forgot to shut the power off of a bay thoroughbred bundle of energy named Night Fax.Rickman called in subcontractors, got electricity reinstated at the track by mid-morning, and the Grade II Delaware Handicap, the state's richest horse race, was a go, just in time to offer some lucrative rewards to a bunch of Marylanders.
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By From Sun news services | July 20, 2009
Horse racing Swift Temper wins $1 million Delaware Handicap Mark Stanley's Swift Temper won the $1 million Grade II Delaware Handicap in front-running fashion at Delaware Park in Wilmington Sunday. Swift Temper earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 6 through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series. With Alan Garcia aboard, the 5-year-old daughter of Giant's Causeway won by 2 1/4 lengths after cutting early fractions of :49.83 seconds for a half mile and 1:14.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 14, 1991
STANTON, Del. -- When a trainer becomes as successful as Ben Perkins Jr., winning races can become a ho-hum affair.But after Crowned held on to win a three-horse photo in the $115,700 Delaware Handicap yesterday, Perkins said few races had given him such a thrill."
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 23, 2000
The celebrity trainer Bob Baffert won't attend Silverbulletday's assault on history today in the Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park, but the filly's colorful owner Mike Pegram will. "I ain't going to let that girl run by herself," Pegram said Thursday from his summer home near Del Mar racetrack in Southern California. While Pegram watches to see if Silverbulletday will become the richest filly or mare in history, her trainer will remain in California for the Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 27, 1998
STANTON, Del. -- As the slot machines jingled -- and, boy, do they jingle at Delaware Park -- the tote system whirred as it calculated the astronomical payoffs of yesterday's Delaware Handicap.They read like this: $85.80 to win, $26.40 to show, $1,012.60 exacta, $29,088 trifecta.That's what happens when the 4-5 and 9-5 choices run like long shots and the 41-1, 25-1 and 108-1 long shots run one-two-three.Amarillo, a 4-year-old filly trained by Maryland native John Forbes and ridden by Julie Krone, blew by the previously undefeated Relaxing Rhythm and the Eclipse Award-winning Ajina on her way to a stunning victory in the richest race ever run at Delaware Park.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2001
Who more than John's Call deserves the shades - you know, the Hollywood movie-star treatment? Yesterday, adorned with "sunglasses" protecting his sensitive eyes, the 10-year-old gelding jogged and galloped at Atlanta Hall Farm in Baltimore County in preparation for his seasonal debut Sunday at Delaware Park. Last year at 9, the ageless chestnut accomplished the improbable. He won two Grade I stakes, finished a close third in the Breeders' Cup Turf and earned distinction as one of three finalists for the Eclipse Award as top turf runner.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 23, 2000
The celebrity trainer Bob Baffert won't attend Silverbulletday's assault on history today in the Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park, but the filly's colorful owner Mike Pegram will. "I ain't going to let that girl run by herself," Pegram said Thursday from his summer home near Del Mar racetrack in Southern California. While Pegram watches to see if Silverbulletday will become the richest filly or mare in history, her trainer will remain in California for the Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2000
Silverbulletday could become the leading money-earning female in the history of horse racing Sunday if she wins the $600,000 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park. The 4-year-old filly heads the field of eight entered yesterday for Delaware Park's signature event, a 1 1/4 -mile Grade III stakes for fillies and mares. A winner of 15 of 22 races, Silverbulletday has earned $3,027,207. The $360,000 winner's share of Sunday's purse would catapult her past Serena's Song, the richest filly or mare with earnings of $3,283,388.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 27, 1998
STANTON, Del. -- As the slot machines jingled -- and, boy, do they jingle at Delaware Park -- the tote system whirred as it calculated the astronomical payoffs of yesterday's Delaware Handicap.They read like this: $85.80 to win, $26.40 to show, $1,012.60 exacta, $29,088 trifecta.That's what happens when the 4-5 and 9-5 choices run like long shots and the 41-1, 25-1 and 108-1 long shots run one-two-three.Amarillo, a 4-year-old filly trained by Maryland native John Forbes and ridden by Julie Krone, blew by the previously undefeated Relaxing Rhythm and the Eclipse Award-winning Ajina on her way to a stunning victory in the richest race ever run at Delaware Park.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 24, 1998
Two of the nation's top older fillies and mares, Ajina and Relaxing Rhythm, will meet for the first time Sunday in the $500,000 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park.That's right, $500,000 -- the largest purse ever offered at Delaware Park, situated in Stanton just off Interstate 95. The purse for the Delaware Handicap last year was $350,000. The year before it was $150,000.Of course, slot machines are the force behind the increases. Delaware Park and the state's two other horse tracks began operating them at the end of 1995.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | July 17, 1995
STANTON, Del. -- Severe overnight thunderstorms wreaked so much havoc and downed so many electric lines at Delaware Park that track president Bill Rickman Jr. thought he might have to cancel yesterday's Delaware Handicap card.But someone forgot to shut the power off of a bay thoroughbred bundle of energy named Night Fax.Rickman called in subcontractors, got electricity reinstated at the track by mid-morning, and the Grade II Delaware Handicap, the state's richest horse race, was a go, just in time to offer some lucrative rewards to a bunch of Marylanders.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2001
Who more than John's Call deserves the shades - you know, the Hollywood movie-star treatment? Yesterday, adorned with "sunglasses" protecting his sensitive eyes, the 10-year-old gelding jogged and galloped at Atlanta Hall Farm in Baltimore County in preparation for his seasonal debut Sunday at Delaware Park. Last year at 9, the ageless chestnut accomplished the improbable. He won two Grade I stakes, finished a close third in the Breeders' Cup Turf and earned distinction as one of three finalists for the Eclipse Award as top turf runner.
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BY ALLAN VOUGHT | November 4, 2011
It's been an extraordinary year for Havre de Grace - the racehorse, not to be confused with the Harford County city of the same name where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay. There are plenty of folks who live in Havre de Grace the city, however, who no doubt will be rooting for Havre de Grace the horse Saturday evening around 7 p.m. when the filly goes postward in the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in Louisville....
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | July 19, 1993
STAUNTON, Del.--If 1992 was the year of the Bassfords, then 1993 is the year of the Benders.So far, Howard and Sondra Bender of Bethesda have quite a way to go to match the 14 stakes that Maryland owners Nick and Elaine Bassford won last year with Brilliant Brass, Ameri Valay, Wait For The Lady and Festive Feathers.But when their 4-year-old filly, Green Darlin, won the Grade II Delaware Handicap yesterday at Delaware Park, leaving even-money favorite Quilma about 4 1/2 lengths behind in sixth place, it was the fifth 1993 stakes won by a Bender-bred and the fourth stakes won in the black and gold Bender colors.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | July 20, 1992
STANTON, Del. -- No big-name horses or jockeys were attracted to this year's Delaware Handicap.But there was still enough of a mystique connected to the grand old race at Delaware Park yesterday to lure Maryland's best older filly or mare into the lineup.Brilliant Brass, second choice to Midwest invader Bungalow, merely galloped along behind a slow pace set by long shot Train Robbery in the 10-furlong stakes.Then, when called on in the stretch by Edgar Prado, she scored a 1 3/4 -length win over Train Robbery, a D. Wayne Lukas-trained daughter of Alydar who had not won a stakes in more than a year.
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