West Virginia racing

Charles Town Finalizes Racing Schedule; Classic Set For April 20

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has set its complete 2019 live racing calendar and schedule of unrestricted stakes following approval by the West Virginia Racing Commission this morning. The schedule calls for 164 days live racing over the course of 2019 beginning on Friday, January 4 and continuing through December 21. Charles Town will […]

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Winter Weather Persists: Charles Town Cancels Friday Evening Card

Due to the continued impact of the winter weather that moved through the area on Thursday, Charles Town has cancelled its live racing program scheduled for tonight, Friday, November 16. The property will remain open for simulcasting with live racing slated to resume tomorrow evening with a first post of 7:00 P.M. EST.

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Winter Weather Forces Thursday Cancellations At Charles Town, Laurel Park

Due to the impact of the winter weather moving through the area, Charles Town has cancelled its live racing program scheduled for tonight, Thursday, November 15. The property will remain open for simulcasting with live racing slated to resume tomorrow evening with a first post of 7:00 P.M. EST. Meanwhile, the early arrival of winter forced the cancellation of Thursday’s nine-race program […]

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Mountaineer Park Remains Closed Through Nov. 21 After Legionnaire’s Disease Confirmed

Mountaineer Park officials announced that the Newell, W. Va., racetrack will remain closed through Nov. 21 after a number of employees became seriously ill and local health department officials confirmed four cases of Legionnaire’s disease in the community. That brings to 16 the number of live racing days lost since the track was closed on […]

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Mountaineer Park Closed While Health Department Conducts ‘Disease Investigation’ Of Sick Employees

Mountaineer Park in Newell, W. Va., has closed its grandstand and clubhouse and cancelled live racing through Nov. 7 after a number of employees became seriously ill. Management notified employees and the public on Saturday, Oct. 27, that the next night’s live racing and subsequent programs through Nov. 7 would be suspended “while working on […]

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West Virginia Commission Seems Prepared To Rescind Vote On Charles Town Classic

According to a report by the Daily Racing Form Wednesday, the West Virginia Racing Commission would appear to be poised to rescind its vote to slash the purse of the G1 Charles Town Classic. Following public outcry at the news that commissioners planned to cut the race’s purse to $300,000 and distribute the rest of the […]

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EquiLottery Bill Refiled In West Virginia

Legislation that authorizes the Lottery Commission to introduce games whose winning tickets are determined by the outcome of a horse race, HB 2943 was filed for the second consecutive year in West Virginia last week. The effort is part of a long term strategy to create lottery games that bring live sports appeal to the […]

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West Virginia Rule Eliminates Coupled Entries

Under a new West Virginia rule, horses owned or trained by the same person will no longer run as a coupled entry in a race, and will instead be separate betting interests. According to a report in The Racing Biz, the new rule will be in place at both Mountaineer and Charles Town, West Virginia’s two Thoroughbred […]

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Mountaineer: Racing Commission Approves HBPA Request To Reduce Racing Days

At its meeting on Monday, the West Virginia Racing Commission authorized Mountaineer Park to cut its racing days for the 2017 season from five days to four days per week. According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, the request to reduce racing days came from the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, not Mountaineer track management. The total number of racing days will decrease […]

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Charles Town Releases Full 2017 Racing Schedule

After releasing its calendar for the first five months of 2017 in November, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has now set it’s full live racing schedule for next year following approval by the West Virginia Racing Commission at its meeting this afternoon. The 166 day calendar calls for live racing on Wednesday through Saturday […]

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