Winner of Delaware Handicap Will Earn Automatic Breeders' Cup Entry

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The filly or mare who wins the 71st running of the 1 1/4 mile Delaware Handicap will gain an automatic entry in the Breeder's Cup World Championships through the "Win and You're In" program.

Win and You're In

The winner of the $1 million Delaware Handicap on July 13 at Delaware Park will not only earn one of the richest purses in racing, but will also gain automatic entry into the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

The Delaware Handicap is one of only four officially sanctioned "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup Challenge qualifying races for the Ladies' Classic Division. The winner of the race will automatically qualify for the Ladies' Classic divisional race, which will be held during the two-day, 14-race, $25.5 million Breeders' Cup World Championships, October 24-25, at Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The races, which will be simulcast at Delaware Park, will also be televised on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2.

"The Breeders' Cup Challenge is limited to the top racing events at the nation's premier tracks, and we are proud that the Delaware Handicap has been recognized once again as one of the most prestigious and exciting events in our sport," said Bill Fasy, chief operating officer of Delaware Park.

Media are invited to attend post selection for the Delaware Handicap on Tuesday, July 8, at 11 a.m. in the New Castle Room, Third Floor Clubhouse, Delaware Park. Please RSVP before Monday, July 7, by calling Chris Sobocinski at (302) 994-2521 ext. 7383.

About Delaware Park
Delaware Park is a multi-faceted gaming facility offering guests over 3,000 exciting slot machines on two spacious levels, live thoroughbred racing April through November, year-round simulcasting from around the globe, and White Clay Creek Country Club, featuring a world class 18-hole championship golf course. Delaware Park is located minutes south of Wilmington and the Delaware Memorial Bridge and just north of the Maryland state line on I-95 at exit 4B. For more information on Delaware Park, visit

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