On February 26, 2020, John F. Wayne suddenly passed away. On September 18, 2021, in recognition for his
long time service to the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission as Executive Director, the Commission held
The John F. Wayne Horse Racing Integrity Tribute Race. At the Race, the Caregiver Coalition Fund of America's
Chairman of the Board, Frank Mitchel Corso Jr., J.D. presented to the Delaware Racing Park and to the
John F. Wayne family a Citation in recogniation of Mr. Wayne's commitment and dedication as a member of the
Board of Directors of the Caregiver Coalition Fund of America, and to the quality of life to the people of the
State of New York and throughout the United States.