West Virginia breeding

Tapit’s Three-Quarter Brother Aldrin Retired To Stand At O’Sullivan Farms

Randy and John Funkhouser are proud to introduce Aldrin, a three-quarter brother to Tapit, America’s champion sire for the last three years.  Aldrin will stand his first season at O’Sullivan Farms, West Virginia’s oldest thoroughbred breeding farm, in Charles Town, WV, in 2018. Aldrin is a winning son of Malibu Moon out of stakes winner […]

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Charles Town Classic April 23; Stakes Schedule Finalized

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town has finalized and released its 2016 stakes schedule, which will once again be headlined by the track’s marquee race and biggest day of its meet – the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) – on April 23. The Classic is one of 23 stakes currently scheduled at Charles Town for the […]

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Russell Road Rallies To Win West Virginia Breeders’ Classic

Mark Russell’s Russell Road surged past favored Lucy’s Bob Boy late to take the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic, the headline race on a Charles Town Saturday night card spotlighting West Virginia-breds. They ran the nine furlongs in 1:53.85 after opening fractions of :24.03 and :47.99. The 8-year-old winning gelding, trained by James Casey and […]

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West Virginia Legislature Cuts Slots Funding to Racing

As many had feared, the West Virginia legislature approved a measure to slash the slots funding to horse racing as a way to balance the state’s budget. Both houses of the state legislature approved the measure on Friday night, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is expected to sign the budget into law. Purses and breeder […]

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West Virginia May Limit Breeders’ Incentives to State Residents

West Virginia state senate president Jeff Kessler may be seeking to limit state breeders’ incentive awards to West Virginia residents after an investigative report published by The Intelligencer revealed that many collecting on the program live out of state. “The funds are designed to encourage breeding and racing in West Virginia,” said Kessler, although he […]

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Longtime stallion Prized welcomed at Old Friends

Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center in Kentucky announced Thursday that veteran sire Prized has arrived at the farm.  Prized had been a stallion since 1992, standing at Dixiana Farm and Spendthrift Farm in Kenutcky and most recently at O’Sullivan Farms in West Virginia. Among his progeny – fan favorite Brass Hat, who recently retired from […]

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