Charles Town

Record-Setting Owner Cole Returns For West Virginia Derby Day Stakes

Robert Cole Jr. is no stranger to the winner’s circle. From 2000 through Aug. 1, the Maryland-based owner had won 1,449 races, which is good for a 33.8% strike rate from 4,280 starts. His horses have earned $24.6 million over almost 20 years. So far in 2019, Cole has 28 wins—along with 15 seconds and […]

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11th Annual Race For the Ribbon Fundraiser, Charles Town Oaks Set For Sept. 21

In partnership with the West Virginia Breast Health Initiative, Inc., Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will once again present a day of activities dedicated to the fight against breast cancer for the 11th straight year. On Saturday, September 21, Hollywood Casino will host a 5K fun run, the 11th annual Race for the Ribbon […]

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Charles Town To See Significant Purse Increases

Beginning with its live card on August 8, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races racing program will reap the rewards of a measure earlier this year by the West Virginia legislature that returned a significant amount of money previously allocated to the purse fund in the form of a sizable purse increase. The bill […]

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Trainer Kevin Patterson’s Consecutive Win Streak Ends At 16

Trainer Kevin Patterson has a lifetime win percentage of 32.3% but he’s never put together a win streak like the one that lasted nearly two months and included saddling 16 consecutive winners at Charles Town and Mountaineer Park in West Virginia. The streak, which began when Wolfblade won a $10,000 claiming race at Charles Town […]

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Ellis Park Cancels Saturday Card; Charles Town Moves First Race Times Due To Heat

Ellis Park has canceled live racing for Saturday’s card out of precaution given the forecast for extreme heat in the Tri-State area. The track canceled today’s (Friday) card yesterday. The track is optimistic that we can race Sunday. Simulcast wagering on other tracks throughout the country and Ellis Park’s Historical Horse Racing gaming operation will […]

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Charles Town Names McIntosh Director Of Racing, Rogers Racing Secretary

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has promoted Charlie McIntosh to the position of Director of Racing, with Elizabeth Rogers being tabbed as the track’s new Racing Secretary. Rogers, 29, a 2012 graduate of the University of Arizona’s Racetrack Industry program has been at Charles Town since receiving her degree. The native of Washington state […]

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Late Night Pow Wow Runs Record To Four-For-Four At Laurel Park

Coming off a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Madison in April at Keeneland, Breeze Easy LLC’s Late Night Pow Wow returned to her typical dominant form, turning back a challenge in the stretch to win the $75,000 Twixt by 1 ¼ lengths Sunday at Laurel Park. The Twixt, a seven-furlong sprint for fillies and […]

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Communication, Technology Spotlighted As Track Superintendents’ Field Day Concludes

The 18th Track Superintendents’ Field Day wrapped up Tuesday at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races after a variety of speakers and panelists covered a range of topics, often with a recurring theme about the importance of communication and technology. The two-day event attracted more than 100 track supers and their crews from Thoroughbred and […]

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Horse Ambulance Response Plans Highlighted At Track Superintendents’ Field Day

More than 100 attendees gathered at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on Monday for the start of Track Superintendents’ Field Day. The event brings together track superintendents and their crews from around the United States, Canada and Dubai to share ideas and information about track maintenance, safety, equipment and more. There are no registration […]

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Charles Town Adds Four New Racing Dates To Make Up For Weather Cancellations

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has added four new days to its 2019 live racing calendar following approval at the West Virginia Racing Commission meeting this morning.  All of the newly added days will take place on Wednesdays, with those specific dates being November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18.  The additional […]

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