West Virginia racing

Charles Town Unveils Live Racing Dates For First Four Months Of 2020

Following approval by the West Virginia Racing Commission meeting, the first four months of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races’ live calendar for 2020 have been set with 60 days of live racing slated to be conducted from January 8 through April 18 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  Post time for the first […]

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TIF’s Cummings On West Virginia Incident: Horse Racing Must Address ‘Industry-Wide Nightmare’

The following is an open letter from Patrick Cummings, Executive Director of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: West Virginia’s problems are the entire industry’s problems. A horrific photograph emerged from West Virginia on October 16 in which it appears a horse, presumably euthanized previously, was dumped in a landfill, still with leg bandages in place. A […]

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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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Trainer Kevin Patterson’s Consecutive Win Streak Ends At 16

Trainer Kevin Patterson has a lifetime win percentage of 32.3% but he’s never put together a win streak like the one that lasted nearly two months and included saddling 16 consecutive winners at Charles Town and Mountaineer Park in West Virginia. The streak, which began when Wolfblade won a $10,000 claiming race at Charles Town […]

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Mountaineer Set For 50th Running Of West Virginia Derby

The 50th edition of the West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort has attracted 54 nominations including several from trainers with a history of success in the Grade III event for 3-year-olds. The $500,000, Grade III West Virginia Derby at 1 1/8 miles is one of seven stakes planned for the Saturday, Aug. […]

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Ellis Park Cancels Saturday Card; Charles Town Moves First Race Times Due To Heat

Ellis Park has canceled live racing for Saturday’s card out of precaution given the forecast for extreme heat in the Tri-State area. The track canceled today’s (Friday) card yesterday. The track is optimistic that we can race Sunday. Simulcast wagering on other tracks throughout the country and Ellis Park’s Historical Horse Racing gaming operation will […]

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Charles Town Names McIntosh Director Of Racing, Rogers Racing Secretary

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has promoted Charlie McIntosh to the position of Director of Racing, with Elizabeth Rogers being tabbed as the track’s new Racing Secretary. Rogers, 29, a 2012 graduate of the University of Arizona’s Racetrack Industry program has been at Charles Town since receiving her degree. The native of Washington state […]

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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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Charles Town Cancels Live Racing For Wednesday Due To Cold Weather

Due to the extreme cold moving through the region, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has cancelled its live racing program for Wednesday evening, January 30. Simulcasting will continue as scheduled with live racing currently slated to resume on Thursday night.

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Pioneer Jockey Barbara Jo Rubin To Mark 50th Anniversary Of Charles Town Ride

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will welcome back and honor Barbara Jo Rubin on February 22, which marks the 50th anniversary to the day of her historic ride when she became the first female rider to win a race against men at a nationally recognized racetrack in the United States. Rubin will attend the races […]

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