Mountaineer Casino Racetrack

Brendan Walsh Looking For ‘Best Ever’ Performance From Plus Que Parfait in WVa Derby

Imperial Racing’s Plus Que Parfait is best known for his victory in the Group II UAE Derby, which landed him a berth in a Grade I Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. But the 3-year-old Point of Entry ridgling also gets attention for his name — or at least the pronunciation of his name, which has […]

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Lookin At Lee, Patch Top 51 Nominees To West Virginia Derby

The racing office at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort has announced there are 51 nominees for this year’s $750,000 West Virginia Derby, which will be held Aug. 5. The 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds is one of seven stakes on a nine-race program that will begin at the special first post time of 2 p.m. […]

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Mountaineer’s 2016 Profits Drop Below Half Of 2014 Levels

The Eldorado Resorts, Inc. property Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort has seen its 2016 profits fall to below half of their 2014 levels, according to heraldstaronline.com. Third-quarter earnings this year stand at $4 million, as compared to $6.4 million in 2015 and $9.1 million in 2014 for the same period. Casinos in Ohio and Pennsylvania […]

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Mountaineer Park: Trainer Clouston Suspended For Medication Violation

Trainer Ed Clouston has been fined and suspended by Mountaineer Park stewards as the result of a medication violation. The Daily Racing Form reports that Clouston, who is currently leads trainer’s standings at Mountaineer, was sanctioned after the filly, So Frank, tested positive for betamethasone June 12. Betamethasone is a corticosteroid, a Class 4 drug, which is used for […]

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Ohio Robbery Suspects Arrested At Mountaineer Casino & Racetrack

Two men suspected of robbing a bank in Youngstown, Ohio, were arrested Saturday at Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack in West Virginia. WFMJ reports that the two men – Michael Zarlingo, 55, and Rickie Gonzales, 51, were apprehended Saturday night by U.S. Marshals inside the Mountaineer Casino. Warrants were issued for the two men on Thursday following the […]

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Mountaineer Features Full Fields For Opening Night Saturday

Full fields highlight the return of live racing to Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort this Saturday, April 16. A total of 94 horses (including “also eligibles”) have been entered in the nine-race card. Post time for the first race will be 7 p.m. Saturday’s feature will be the $25,100 Welcome Back Dash, run at five […]

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West Virginia Report: ‘Naive’ To Rely Solely On Legislative Help

In recent years, West Virginia gaming has struggled with a smaller market share, due to the increase in alternative gambling outlets throughout its regional market.  A 2012 West Virginia University Report noted that the thoroughbred and greyhound racing industries contribute over $321 million in total business volume, accounting for 12% of the state’s hospitality and […]

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West Virginia Derby Next On The Agenda For Tale Of Verve

Preakness runner-up Tale of Verve, last seen running seventh in the G1 Belmont Stakes, appears set to make his next start in the G2 West Virginia Derby Aug. 1. According to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal, trainer Dallas Stewart indicated that the son of Tale of Ekati would start next in the nine-furlong contest […]

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West Virginia: Mountaineer Given Approval To Drop Dates

The West Virginia Racing Commission approved a plan by Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, & Resort to drop 50 days from its 2015 schedule. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, in 2014 the racetrack submitted a request for 210 live racing programs for this year. However, due to competition for horses because of a new track […]

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Snowstorm Strands Fort Erie Trainer on Interstate for 30 Hours

Dave O’Connor is a Thoroughbred trainer with horses stabled at Fort Erie and Woodbine. On Monday night, he had a horse entered to run at Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack. After the West Virginia-based track canceled races early due to the freezing temperatures, O’Connor was soon back in his car and on the road, heading home […]

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