West Virginia racing

Charles Town Adds Pick 5 To Wagering Menu With 12 Percent Takeout

Following its resumption of live racing and a three day stretch that produced the highest single-week wagering volume in track history, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will be augmenting its wagering menu by adding a Pick 5 that covers the final five races of the card beginning with its next live program coming up […]

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Charles Town Resumes With Record Non-Classic Day Wagering Totals

In addition to being able to hold the first live Thoroughbred racing card in the Mid-Atlantic region in nearly two months, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia was also able to establish a new track record for the largest non-Charles Town Classic day handle in track history with $4,330,203 being wagered over […]

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Charles Town Suspends Racing After Governor’s ‘Stay At Home Order

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will be indefinitely suspending its live racing programs until further notice. The announcement comes on the heels of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s Monday press conference where he issued a statewide “stay at home” order that has […]

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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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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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