Delaware Department of

Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund

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The Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund is an appointed 11-member board created to oversee a state-bred breeding program. A hired administrator performs the daily activities.

The Administrator oversees the Sires Program and the Racing Program, which consists of 48 races annually divided equally between the state’s two harness tracks, Bally’s Dover and Harrington Raceway.

The Fund also markets Delaware Bred Horses at major Standardbred sales and supports educational events such as the Harness Horse Youth Camp, an annual New Owners’ Seminar, and other events around the state, with the major day being Governor’s Day at the Delaware State Fair in July.


Upcoming Meetings

All DESBF Board Meetings are held at 1pm at the Department of Agriculture in the Secretary’s Conference Room.

DESBF Meeting Schedule

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