West Virginia horse racing

No Spectactors, Strict Protocols As Charles Town Resumes Racing Friday

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia has announced it will resume live racing on Friday, March 20, 2010. With Charles Town’s reopening will come new steps to ensure the safety of its personnel and racing participants as the property will be closed entirely to the general public until further notice.  The grandstand […]

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Report: West Virginia Police Clear Mountaineer In Landfill Case

Roughly a week after a photo depicting a Thoroughbred in a landfill was circulated by an animal rights organization, police in West Virginia say the racetrack has been cleared of wrongdoing. Mountaineer Park was found to comply with local laws and its own policies regarding disposal of animal carcasses, the Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday. […]

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Charles Town Adds Three Race Dates To 2019 Calendar

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has added three 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 6, November 13 and November 20. The first race on […]

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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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West Virginia Wonder Runnin’toluvya Goes For 11th Straight In Iselin At Monmouth

Trainer Timothy Grams has only raced Runnin’toluvya once outside of West Virginia – and that was three years ago – but based on the 5-year-old gelding’s recent form spree he feels it’s time to try again. That’s why Runnin’toluvya, the Winx of West Virginia, will put his 10-race winning streak on the line in Saturday’s […]

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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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West Virginia’s Original Derby: The Saga of Tri-State Fair Grounds

  Until recently, it was widely accepted that the first running of the West Virginia Derby occurred at Wheeling Downs in 1958. But it is now known that a Thoroughbred stakes bearing that name was run three times during the mid-1920s at Tri-State Fair Grounds near Huntington. Tri-State did not operate for long. It began […]

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Charles Town: $1.5 Million Classic To Launch 2015 Stakes Season

The $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic (G2), Charles Town Oaks (G3) and West Virginia Breeders’ Classics XXIX will again headline the stakes calendar at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in the upcoming year following the schedule’s recent approval provided by the West Virginia Racing Commission. The 2015 stakes action at Charles Town will kick off […]

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Charles Town: ‘We Will Review Policies Again’ After Collision

On Saturday, Dec. 13, the fourth race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races was tragically interrupted by a riderless horse, Winningaswespeak, running back into the field, which collided with another horse. While both jockeys involved were not seriously harmed, regrettably one of the horses (Frisky Dixie) had to be euthanized. Since then, the accident […]

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