24th Owners’ Day at Delaware Park kicks off Sept. 10

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September 06, 2016 07:18pm


The 24th Owners’ Day at Delaware Park kicks off this Saturday, September 10th, showcasing the best of Delaware racing. The 12-race card includes seven stakes, four for Delaware-bred or certified Thoroughbreds, two restricted to horses that have started at Delaware Park this year, and a stake for Arabians.  The total purses for the day will be $637,250.

 

Trainer J. Larry Jones has three starters on the Owners’ Day card.  He will have the Brereton Jone’s entry of Albano and Etruscan in the $75,000 DTHA Governors’ Day Handicap and Tommy Ligon and Michael Pressley’s Divine Dawn in the $75,000 George Rosenberger Memorial Stakes.

 

Albano will be attempting to recapture some of his back class.  The last victory for the 5-year-old son of Istan came on February 28, 2015 in the mile and an eighth $100,000 Maxim Gold Cup at Sam Houston.  But in a career spanning 18 races with four wins, four seconds and four thirds with earnings of $712,125, the Kentucky-bred has run second in the Grade II New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds (2015), third in the Grade III Smarty Jones at Parx (2014), second in the Grade I Haskell Invitational at Monmouth (2014), won the Grade III Pegasus at Monmouth (2014), and finished second in Grade II Risen Star at Fair Grounds on February 22nd.

 

Etruscan will be seeking his first career stake victory.  The 4-year-old son of Bernadini out of the 2008 Delaware Oaks winner Proud Spell has a career record of four wins, two seconds and a third from 15 starts with earnings of $127,707.  The Kentucky-bred has a record of two wins and two seconds from five starts at Delaware Park.  In his most recent, he finished fifth in $50,000 Carl Hanford Memorial at Delaware Park on July 16th.

 

“They are both doing really good,” said trainer J. Larry Jones, who has won a total of four Owners’ Day races since 2007 including the 2008 Endine Stakes with Sweet Hope.  “Etruscan has an advantage because he has won here, in fact he broke his maiden here, but he just has not won any big races yet.  He is Proud Spell’s baby so we know darn well it is only a matter of time before he starts showing some of his good stuff.  He is kind of hit and miss.  He is kind of Bernadini on me.  You never know when the Bernadini will show up, but when he does, he runs pretty good.

 

It looks like Albano is trying to get come back a little bit.  After the New Orleans Handicap, as a 4-year-old, he just kind of went off form and has not really started perking back up to his old self.  But this morning’s work (Monday) was a whole lot like his old self, so we are hoping for good things.

 

We know Albano is there.  If he decides to show back up, we know he is there.  With Etruscan, he seems like he is getting better and we have waited a long time to get him to where he is now.”

 

Jones has also entered Divine Dawn in the $75,000 George Rosenberger Memorial.  The 4-year-old daughter of Divine Park has a career record of three wins, three seconds and two thirds from 12 starts with earnings $171,625.  In her most recent, the Kentucky-bred finished sixth beaten a 1 ½-lengths in a mile and seventy yard turf allowance at Delaware on August 8th.

 

“We are going to come back with Divine Dawn in the Rosenberger,” said Jones.  “She got beat a length and half in her first race after a long layoff going long.  We did give her a short dirt race and then came back long.  She set all of the pace and she just get caught.  She does not need to be tightened up much more to be effective in the Rosenberger.  She is coming into this race very good.  She had a great work this morning (Monday).”

 

$75,000 DTHA Govenors Day Handicap

For 3-year-olds and upward which have started at Delaware Park in 2016 (stakes races excluded)

at a mile and seventy yards

#

PP

HORSE

OWNER

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Wg

OD

1

3

Albano

Breeton Jones

J. Larry Jones

Gabriel Saez

115

3-1

1a

7

Etruscan

Brereton Jones

J. Larry Jones

Ricardo Santana Jr

118

3-1

2

1

Noteworthy Peach

Non Stop Racing Stable

Gary Capuano

Carol Cedeno

117

8-1

3

2

Ain’t Got Time

Lonesome Dove Farm

Timothy Ritchey

Scott Spieth

118

2-1

4

4

Warrioroftheroses

Richard Hackerman

Damon Dilodovico

Daniel Centeno

122

4-1

5

5

Unbridled Lion

JoAnn Smith

Hamilton Smith

Brian Pedroza

120

10-1

6

6

Fabulous Kid

David Jacobson

David Jacobson

Alex Cintron

115

6-1

7

8

Percussion

Vince Campanella

Keith Nations

TBA

119

12-1

8

9

Comic Bird

K.K. Jayaraman

K.K. Jayaraman

Diego F. Gomez

113

10-1

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$75,000 George Rosenberger Memorial

For fillies and mares 3-year-olds and upward

which have started at Delaware Park in 2016 (stakes races excluded)

at a mile and a sixteenth (turf)

PP

HORSE

OWNER

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Wg

OD

1

Complete St.

Harlan Crossman

Lilith Boucher

Jose Caraballo

117

20-1

2

Debbie’s Tude

M and D Stable

William Komlo

Luis Garcia

119

12-1

3

Elusive Joni

Z W P Stable & Non Stop

Gary Capuano

Alex Cintron

114

15-1

4

Tela

Helen Groves

Michael matz

TBA

117

15-1

5

Old Harbor

Jopseph Bimbaum

Russell Cash

Ricardo Chiappe

119

6-1

6

Janine Melintz

Sycamore Racing III

Francis Abbott III

TBA

121

15-1

7

Divine Dawn

Ligon & Pressley

J. Larry Jones

Gabriel Saez

117

12-1

8

Regal Roma

Second Chance Stable

Anthony Pecoraro

Ricardo Santana Jr

116

10-1

9

Northern Smile

The Elkstone Group

Kelly Rubley

Daniel Centeno

123

8-1

10

Catcha Rising Star

Albert Frasseto

H. Graham Motion

Erick Rodriguez

123

8-1

11

Blame It On Me

Lee Ingram & Orrin Ing

Christophe Clement

Brian Pedroza

116

9/2

12

Nickyrocksforpops

William Shook

Lynn Ashby

Travis Wales

117

20-1

13

Inside Out

Lael Stables

Arnaud Delacour

Carol Cedeno

119

7/2

 

$75,000 Tax Free Shopping Stakes

For Delaware-bred or Certified fillies & mares 3-year-olds and upward

Six Furlongs

PP

HORSE

OWNER

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Wg

OD

1

Papa’s Forest

Barry & Joni Butzow

Joe Sharp

Alex Cintron

119

7/5

2

Outwithbigdaddy

No Guts No Glory Stable

Gina Rosenthal

Daniel Centeno

117

4-1

3

Galiana

Triple R Stable

Rodolfo Romero

Abel Lezcano

117

9/2

4

Code Name Taurus

Erika Neuberg

Samuel Cronk

Ricardo Chiappe

117

12-1

5

Theresa’s Honor

Fleix Susi

Arthur Stauffer Sr

TBA

116

12-1

6

Lake Sebago

Tim O’Donohue Racing

John Robb

Brian Pedroza

117

3-1

7

Wowwhatabrat

John Worsley

John Worsley

Diego F Gomez

119

12-1

A Delaware Certified thoroughbred has spent a minimum of 90 days on a certified Delaware farm or training facility prior to March 31 of its 2-year-old year.  Nearly 3,000 thoroughbreds are Delaware Certified and eligible to participate the during the 2016 Delaware Park meet. 

                                                                       

$75,000 Small Wonder Stakes

For Delaware-bred or Certified 2-year-old fillies

Five and half furlongs

#

PP

HORSE

OWNER

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Wg

OD

1

1

Cat Giumarello

Andrew Simoff

Andrew Simoff

Scott Spieth

114

8-1

1a

6

Fillupcohensapiker

Andrew Simoff

Andrew Simoff

Ricardo Chiappe

114

8-1

2

2

Hailey’s Flip

Daniel Crowley

Gary Capuano

Gabriel Saez

118

3/2

3

3

Michaels Butterfly

No Guts No Glory Stable

Gina Rosenthal

Daniel Centeno

116

3-1

4

4

Intrepid Forest

Exacta BS & Vega Racing

Richard Vega

Carol Cedeno

116

4-1

5

5

Shimmering Aspen

Hillwod Stable

Rodney Jenkins

TBA

114

6-1





Source: Delaware Park

 

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