Jeff Runco

Saturday’s MATCH Series Finale At Laurel To Determine Overall Championship

The overall championship in the 2018 MATCH Series—and more than $100,000 in bonus money—will be decided on Saturday at Laurel Park. The track will host the three final races in the 25-race series: the grade III, $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division), $100,000 Laurel Dash (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf […]

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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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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 Sets New Wagering Records During 2016 Meeting

When Holy Dixieland crossed the wire first in the ninth race on Friday night, the curtain was brought down on a year of racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for the 84th time. And after its 2016 live racing season closed with its fifth straight seven-figure all-sources handle total, the 1,375 races held […]

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Charles Town Caps Successful 80th Anniversary Season

In addition to celebrating its 80th racing season at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races saw the United States’ richest thoroughbred race outside of the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup held over its oval, the track earn its second graded stakes in December, a late closing finish by Fred High to deny Russell Road a third West Virginia Breeders’ […]

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Star studded group being inducted into Charles Town Hall of Fame

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races today announced the 8 new members of the Charles Town Racing Hall of Fame to be inducted at the track on Saturday, December 15.  The Charles Town Racing Hall of Fame is comprised of individuals and horses with ties to Charles Town that have displayed superior performance or achievement […]

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Charles Town sets 2011 handle records, Acosta, Runco top standings

(Charles Town, WV) –   A busy 2011 racing season at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races included the first graded stakes race in track history, the silver anniversary of the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics and, ultimately, a record for the highest average daily handle in Charles Town’s 78 year history. Despite these historic race nights […]

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Trainer Jeff Runco reaches lofty milestone

With a victory Saturday at Charles Town, trainer Jeff Runco became only the 24th trainer in North American history to get 3,000 career wins. The victory by Sweet Halucination in the fifth race put Runco in some pretty lofty company as one of only eight trainers to notch 3,000 wins and a winning percentage of […]

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