A Weekend at Delaware Park

Sunday July 19: Delaware Handicap Day 2009


Belle Peace (#7), with jockey Faith Schorr, passes the competition on her way to winning a six-furlong maiden claiming race for fillies and mares three and older.
Faith Schorr heads to the winner's circle aboard Belle Peace at the end of Sunday's fifth race.
Belle Peace, a three-year-old Virginia-bred filly, is sprayed with water after her maiden win.
Drop a Line, a five-year-old mare trained by Graham Motion, walks in the paddock before the Light-Hearted Stakes, in which she finished third.
D Day, left, Irwin Rosendo up, and Precious Princess, ridden by Justin Shepherd, compete in the 13th running of the Light Hearted Stakes on the Delaware Park turf.
Kitty Cat Express and Brian Hernandez Jr. win the Light Hearted Stakes.
D Day leaves the track after finishing ninth in the Light Hearted Stakes. The race, at seven and one half furlongs, was for fillies and mares three years old and upward, and drew eleven competitors.

Our Edge, ridden by Alan Garcia, wins the 3rd running of the Grade III Barbaro Stakes. Nick Zito trains the three-year-old colt and also trained his sire, The Cliff's Edge.
Unbridled Belle looks around the paddock before the Grade II Delaware Handicap, a race she won in 2007. The six-year-old mare, trained by Todd Pletcher, was the favorite this year but finished third.
Swift Temper, right, sets the pace for the 72nd running of the Delaware Handicap. Others, from left, are Unbridled Belle, Icon Project, Temple Street (mostly hidden), Acoma, and Morena.
Swift Temper, with Alan Garcia, wins by two and a quarter lengths.
Five-year-old Swift Temper, a daughter of Giant's Causeway, heads to the winner's circle wearing her Delaware Handicap blanket of flowers.
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