Charles Town

Three Trainers Denied Stud Book Privileges By The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club announced today that one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years, one for five years, and one for two years. All actions became effective January 1, 2018. The denials of privileges include the privilege of registering foals and the privileges of any registration process for any Thoroughbred. […]

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Penn National, Charles Town Cancel Thursday Night Cards Due To Winter Weather

Penn National Race Course and Charles Town have announced that they would be canceling live racing for Thursday night, Feb. 8, due to the “continued impact of winter weather.” The news was announced via Penn National Gaming’s Twitter account Thursday afternoon. Live racing will resume at both locations Friday, Feb. 9. Due to continued impact […]

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West Virginia Commission Seems Prepared To Rescind Vote On Charles Town Classic

According to a report by the Daily Racing Form Wednesday, the West Virginia Racing Commission would appear to be poised to rescind its vote to slash the purse of the G1 Charles Town Classic. Following public outcry at the news that commissioners planned to cut the race’s purse to $300,000 and distribute the rest of the […]

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Justice Appointees To West Virginia Racing Commission Move To Kill Charles Town Classic

When Jim Justice made his successful run for governor of West Virginia in 2016, he often remarked how a major horse race could help bring tourism to the state. Just over a year later, however, two of Justice’s appointees to the three-member state racing commission are driving a stake into the heart of West Virginia’s […]

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Fan-Favorite Russell Road Dies After Bout With Colic At Age 12

One of only two multi-millionaires bred in West Virginia, fan-favorite Russell Road passed away last weekend after a bout with colic. According to drf.com, the 12-year-old gelding had been re-training as a lead pony following his retirement in late 2016. Sired by Wheaton, Russell Road retired with a record of 31 wins from 62 starts and […]

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Report: Charles Town Classic Purse In Balance After Racing Commission Meeting

According to a report from The Blood-Horse, the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic may face a drastic cut in purse money if one West Virginia racing commissioner gets his way. An unnamed commissioner suggested at the December meeting that the race’s $1.25 million purse be scaled back to about $300,000. The commission did not take a […]

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Injured Apprentice Jenn Miller Plans Return: ‘I Still Have A Journey Ahead Of Me’

One month before Christmas, apprentice jockey Jenn Miller was hospitalized with a severe concussion and broken jaw following a Nov. 25 spill just past the finish of a race at Charles Town. Her mount, the 4-year-old gelding Green Time, broke down and fell, tossing Miller to the ground, where she appeared to have gotten struck […]

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Runco Saddles 4,000th Winner Saturday At Laurel Park

Vina Racing Stable’s Vua Saigon prevailed along the inside after an extended stretch drive to win Saturday’s fifth race at Laurel Park and give trainer Jeff Runco his 4,000thcareer victory. Based at Charles Town in West Virginia, the 58-year-old Runco ranks 12th all-time among trainers in wins and is one of just a dozen to reach the 4,000 […]

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Charles Town Locks In 2018 Race Dates Through April

The first four months of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races live calendar for 2018 have been set with 60 days of live racing to be conducted from January 10 through April 21 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Post time for the first race is slated for 7:00 P.M. EST on these days, […]

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Apprentice Jenn Miller Undergoes Successful Surgery To Repair Broken Jaw

Apprentice jockey Jenn Miller came through surgery to repair her broken jaw successfully, according to her mother, Barbara Miller. The 32-year-old rider was involved in a racing accident on Saturday at Charles Town, in which suffered fractures on both sides of her jaw and a severe concussion. Each of the fractures was repaired with a […]

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