Yippee, Delaware Park Opens: Home of the Six Horse Field

I hate playing races with really small fields, you can’t decent odds, even the worst horse in the race goes off at 10-1, exactas pay $8.00 and most show prices come in under $3.00. Small fields suck and that’s why I refuse to play the always-chalky Delaware Park. The average field size at Delaware yesterday on opening day was 5.75 and today it’s 6.75. There was a time there when California was the king of the five horse field but at least in California you got some really good horses in the field. At Delaware you usually have to choose between mid-level claimers from Maryland and West Virginia or down on their luck refugees from Aqueduct at a juicy 5-1 or less. When you can't decide which 2-1 shot to bet just wager on the one with Ramon Dominguez aboard. I thought slots were supposed to boost purses, bring in better horses and generate full fields. That is certainly not the case at Delaware Park, were combined handle was $995,000 on the opening day.

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