Charles Town

Jose Montano Nets Stakes Double, Jockey Of The Week Title

One of only two jockeys to win multiple stakes last week, Jose Montano was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for October 8 – 14, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Racing Twins Mr. Ping, Mr. Pong Retired To Caldwell Twin Brothers As Polo Ponies

The popular Thoroughbred twins Mr. Ping and Mr. Pong have officially been retired from racing, according to Charles Town Classic’s Twitter account. The pair, both West Virginia-bred 3-year-olds by Denis of Cork out of Washingtonian (Domestic Dispute) will pursue second careers as polo ponies with twin brothers Charlie and Harry Caldwell. Last year, at just […]

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‘It’s My Derby’: Local Star Late Night Pow Wow Bests Out Of Towners In Charles Town Oaks

West Virginia-bred Late Night Pow Wow ran her record to seven wins from eight starts – all at Charles Town – on Saturday night, winning the $300,000, Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks by a neck under Fredy Peltroche for owner-trainer Javier Contreras. The win was the first in a graded stakes for both Peltroche and […]

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Charles Town Oaks Highlights Saturday’s Race For The Ribbon Program

An evenly matched and overflow field of 3-year-old fillies will take to the gate at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia this Saturday night in a quest to add a victory in the Grade 3, $300,000 Charles Town Oaks to their resume. The Charles Town Oaks is the marquee racing event on […]

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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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