Charles Town

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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Charles Town Classic Nominees Led By Hoppertunity, Diversify

Headlined by Grade 1 winners Diversify, Girvin and Hoppertunity, a total of 48 horses have found their way into the nominations for the $1,200,000 Charles Town Classic to be run over the Charles Town oval coming up on April 21.  The Grade 2, 1 1/8 mile test will anchor a 13 race program at Charles Town that kicks off with a […]

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Santa Anita, Charles Town Call Off Thursday Racing

With the National Weather Service predicting a 100 percent chance of continued heavy rain throughout this afternoon, Santa Anita Park has cancelled its eight-race program for Thursday and will offer horsemen some of the missed races as extra races in the coming days, beginning this Sunday. Live racing will resume at Santa Anita on Friday, as partly sunny skies […]

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Charles Town Gets Approval For 162 Live Racing Dates

After releasing its calendar for the first four months of 2018 in November, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has now set its full live racing schedule for the current year following approval by the West Virginia Racing Commission at its meeting this morning. The calendar contains 162 live racing days to be conducted on […]

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