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Charles Town To Host Track Superintendents Field Day In 2019

Save the date, as the 18th Annual Track Superintendents Field Day will be hosted at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in historic Charles Town, West Virginia June 24-26, 2019.  The event is open to all Track Superintendents and their staffs. The Superintendents are an independent group which meets annually to discuss best practices related to maintenance, […]

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Report: Two West Virginia Jockeys Charged With Intent To Distribute Cocaine

According to The Blood-Horse, Charles Town jockeys Christian Eliezer Hiraldo and Guillermo Jose Rodriguez, both 25 of Puerto Rico, have been charged in federal court with aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The two men were indicted March 20 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. The case has […]

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Charles Town Adds 11 Days To 2018 Live Racing Calendar

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has added 11 new days to its 2018 live racing calendar following approval by the West Virginia Racing Commission at its meeting on Tuesday morning. The request, borne out of days cancelled earlier in the year due to inclement weather, results in Wednesdays in November being added to the schedule as […]

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MATCH Series: Lewisfield Faces Biggest Test To Date In Maryland Sprint Stakes

Lewisfield has done everything asked of him thus far, and on May 19 at Pimlico Race Course he’ll face his biggest test to date in the Grade 3, $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs. The Maryland Sprint, which attracted a field of nine and is slated as the ninth race, […]

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Irad Ortiz Finishes On Top At Aqueduct En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

Leading by number of total and stakes wins and picking up a meet title to boot, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for April 16 – 22, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, […]

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Charles Town Classic Winner Something Awesome Aims For Pimlico Special

Stronach Stables’ homebred Something Awesome, who became a millionaire with his hard-fought victory in Saturday’s $1 million Charles Town Classic (G2), will make his next start in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The 48th running of the historic Pimlico Special will take place Friday, May 19 as part of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Day program […]

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Something Awesome Digs Deep For Charles Town Classic Triumph

Stronach Stables’ homebred Something Awesome dug in late to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Charles Town Classic by a head over War Story, earning the second graded stakes victory of his career. The 7-year-old son of Awesome Again, ridden by Edgar Prado for trainer Jose Corrales, covered 1 1/8 miles over the fast main track in […]

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Charles Town Offers Million-Dollar Prize For Crushing Saturday’s Classic Card

With Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races set to hold the marquee day of its racing calendar with the Grade 2, $1,200,000 Charles Town Classic coming up on Saturday, April 21, HollywoodRaces.com is also offering horseplayers and fans a risk-free shot at taking down a $1,000,000 prize pool for the day. The Charles Town Million Dollar […]

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Jason Servis Scores 1,000th Victory Sunday At Gulfstream

Trainer Jason Servis notched his 1000th career win Sunday at Gulfstream Park, reaching the milestone with Meant Tobe Mine in the ninth race. The 61-year-old native of Charles Town, WV was not present to witness Meant Tobe Mine’s win, but he has been a frequent visitor to winner’s circles since the day in March 2002 that he saddled […]

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Twin Thoroughbreds Mr. Ping And Mr. Pong To Race Each Other Friday

For those perusing the Charles Town entries for Friday, your eyes do not deceive you: entrants Mr. Ping and Mr. Pong, both listed as 2015 offspring of Denis of Cork out of Washingtonian are indeed brothers. In fact, they’re twins. Bred and owned by John B. Casey, the pair of chestnuts were born April 16, […]

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