Charles Town

MATCH Series Expanded, Bonus Money Increased For 2020

The popular Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) has been renewed for 2020, with an expanded schedule and an increase in owner, trainer and breeder bonus money thanks to new partner racetracks, horsemen’s groups and breeder associations, the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association announced Tuesday. The Series, which returned in 2018 after a 16-year hiatus and works toward […]

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Charles Town Announces Dates, Stakes Schedule For 2020

With its 2019 racing season drawing to a close, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races finalized plans for its 2020 meet following approval of both its full, live racing calendar and stakes schedule at the West Virginia Racing Commission’s December meeting held Tuesday morning. The track’s 2020 calendar calls for a total of 173 live […]

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Charles Town Unveils Live Racing Dates For First Four Months Of 2020

Following approval by the West Virginia Racing Commission meeting, the first four months of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races’ live calendar for 2020 have been set with 60 days of live racing slated to be conducted from January 8 through April 18 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  Post time for the first […]

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‘Win Today, See You In May’: Maryland Jockey Club Unveils National Qualifying Series For Preakness Weekend

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today a “Win Today, See You in May” series of races from tracks across the country that will offer automatic entry into stakes on Preakness weekend 2020 at Pimlico Race Course. The unique and innovative series will include stakes races from Charles Town in West Virginia, Laurel Park in Maryland, […]

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After PETA Scandal, West Virginia Tracks And Horsemen Making Plans To Institute Necropsy Program By January 2020

West Virginia’s racing commissioners reacted with horror and outrage to a series of photos distributed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) several weeks ago, and vowed that change would be coming as a result.  PETA published a set of photographs taken by an unnamed whistleblower which appeared to show the body […]

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Short Turnaround No Problem For Anna’s Bandit In Maryland Million Distaff

No Guts No Glory Farm’s Anna’s Bandit got nothing handed to her by her eight rivals Saturday at Laurel Park. Sent to post as the 1-2 favorite, the multiple stakes-winning mare had to earn her 3 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff. Anna’s Bandit pulled off a rare feat in the seven-furlong stakes […]

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Teenagers And Thoroughbreds, A Winning Combination: Teens from IL & VA Honored with TAKE2 Awards

Thoroughbreds are tough to ride? Tell that to the two teenagers who guided retired racehorses to win the 2019 TAKE2 High-Score Junior Rider Awards, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). Alyssa Paulette of Virginia picked up 593 points with Always Drama in the TAKE2 Jumper division, and MacKenna Bochnak of Illinois topped the TAKE2 Hunter […]

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Remington Park To Host 2020 Track Superintendents Field Day

Registration is now open for the upcoming 2020 Track Superintendents Field Day at Remington Park. Please visit to learn more or call 877-905-0004 to register. The event is open to all Track Superintendents and their staff. The Superintendents are an independent group that meets annually to discuss best practices related to track maintenance and […]

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Lady T N T Goes All The Way In Charles Town Oaks

Scott and Evan Dilworth’s Lady T N T posted a surprise 37-1 victory in Saturday evening’s Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks, leading from the start and holding on by two lengths at the wire. The 3-year-old daughter of Justin Phillip, ridden by J.D. Acosta for trainer Joe Sharp, ran seven furlongs over Charles Town’s muddy […]

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