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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 15, 1997
After 41 races in Maryland, Mary's Buckaroo competed outside the state for the first time yesterday, rallied from last and won the $100,000, six-furlong Wilmington Handicap at Delaware Park in Stanton.Trained by Mary JoAnne Hughes, the son of Roo Art and Mary Bo Peep prevailed by 1 1/4 lengths under Maryland-based Mario Verge and paid $6.40 to win.It was the 6-year-old's 14th triumph and increased his earnings to $598,433.Pub Date: 6/15/97
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2003
Mike Gill, the leading owner of thoroughbreds in the country, said yesterday he plans on dispersing his 300 horses over the next two years and getting out of the horse business. With more than 100 horses stabled at Laurel Park and the Bowie Training Center, Gill said the problems that have dogged him in recent months have taken the fun out of winning races. Delaware Park has prohibited him from racing horses there. Gill leads the country's owners in wins and recently broke the record for most wins at Gulfstream Park in South Florida.
NEWS
May 19, 1997
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL Preakness day has assured track owners of a profitable year. But the threat from slot machines at Delaware tracks (and soon at the Charles Town, W.Va., oval) undercuts efforts to keep first-rate thoroughbred racing at Pimlico. It also raises the disturbing possibility of the Preakness leaving town.Pimlico is not alone in its troubles. Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, has been hurt by riverboat casinos. In response, the track slashed admissions and other charges to boost attendance, with some positive results.
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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.
NEWS
By Childs Walker and Joe Burris and Baltimore Sun reporters | January 8, 2010
- With the pro football playoffs approaching, Jim Nielsen could think of nothing more appealing than a drive to Delaware. No, his beloved Philadelphia Eagles had not moved across the state line. Nielsen and his son just wanted to add a little spice to their football watching, by betting on the games. Before this season, that would've required a search for offshore bookmakers or a flight to Las Vegas. But now, eager NFL wagerers from Maryland, Pennsylvania and other states can simply visit one of Delaware's three slots parlors to take advantage of the nation's newest state-licensed sports book.
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By From Staff Reports | April 25, 1993
Bezelle, a 4 year-old filly from Great Britain, won her first race in the United States yesterday.Bezelle won the seventh race at Pimlico, the $35,000 Searching Stakes over 1 mile on turf, by 1 3/4 lengths over Gaylord's Annie.Bezelle passed Lip Sing and Dior's Angel in the stretch and went on to the victory in the race for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up.Jane Lunger of Wilmington, Del., who has owned several filly and mare winners at Delaware Park, purchased Bezelle last winter.Lunger will bring Bezelle, the first foreign horse she has owned, back to Pimlico to run in the $100,000 Gallorette Handicap May 13, which will also be run on turf over 1 1/16 miles.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1999
On a hot and muggy Saturday perfect for getting out of town, Maryland-based horses did just that and scored stakes victories in Ohio and Delaware. In the Grade II $300,000 Ohio Derby at Thistledown in North Randall, Ohio, Stellar Brush roared from 10th in a field of 13 and claimed a neck victory over Kentucky Derby graduate Ecton Park. Richard W. Small trains Stellar Brush at Pimlico for the colt's owner and breeder, Robert E. Meyerhoff. Stellar Brush beat not only Ecton Park, whom trainer Elliott Walden touted this spring over stablemate Menifee, but also Valhol and Grits'n Hard Toast.
NEWS
January 3, 2011
I just spent a wonderful day off in Delaware Park, playing in two poker tournaments, shooting craps and playing blackjack. I actually won a few bucks that I spent in tax-free Delaware. When I returned to Baltimore, I saw that the slots parlor in Ocean City would open soon. Every state around us has full casinos, and we are now getting slots. That is just what we need — another way to tax the poor and the uneducated. There is nothing more mindless than pulling handles all day long, and like the lottery, slots give the worst odds in the casino.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 23, 2000
Sincerely, trained by Maryland-based H. Graham Motion, won the Grade III $250,000 Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park yesterday in Stanton. With Mike McCarthy, Delaware Park's leading jockey, astride, the daughter of Meadowlake posted a three-quarter-length victory in the 1 1/16-mile race in 1 minute, 43.83 seconds. Trip, the 8-5 favorite in the field of five, ran second. It was an additional 1 1/4 lengths back to Valleydar and jockey Robert Colton. Valleydar set early fractions of 46.77 for the half-mile and 1:10.
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By Todd Karpovich and Todd Karpovich,Special to The Sun | November 4, 2007
STANTON, Del. -- Jockey Mario Pino entered yesterday's races at Delaware Park needing two wins to become the 15th rider to reach 6,000 career victories, but he received startling news before his first mount. One of his victories at that track last month was taken away because his horse tested positive for an illegal substance. Therefore, instead of needing two victories for the milestone, Pino needed three and ended the day with one first-place finish in his six races. "It was tough because you think every victory counts," said Pino, who lives in Ellicott City.
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