West Virginia

West Virginia Practitioner Selected For 2019 Grand Prize Good Works Award From AAEP

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) salutes Dr. Clara Mason, a solo ambulatory practitioner in Winfield, W. Va., as recipient of the grand prize 2019 Good Works for Horses Award. Dr. Mason is honored for her commitment to at-risk horses in West Virginia by way of strengthened animal cruelty laws and increased enforcement in […]

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Capo Bastone Moves To O’Sullivan Farms In West Virginia For 2020

Grade 1 winner Capo Bastone will relocate to O’Sullivan Farms in Charles Town, W.V., for the 2020 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000. The 9-year-old son of Street Boss previously stood at Adena Springs in Paris, Ky. His first foals are 3-year-olds of 2019. Capo Bastone’s runners are led […]

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Dr. Clara Mason Named AAEP’s Good Works Recipient For August

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) salutes Dr. Clara Mason, the August honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, whose commitment to at-risk horses in West Virginia has strengthened animal cruelty laws in the state and increased enforcement of equine cruelty and neglect cases. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who perform […]

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Lord Of Greatness Moves To Wind N’ Spring Farm In West Virginia

Lord of Greatness, an 18-time winner, has been sold and relocated to Wind N’ Spring Farm in Charles Town, W.V., for the 2020 breeding season, where he will stand for a private fee. The 13-year-old son of Greatness entered stud in 2017 at Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions in Ocala, Fla., following an on-track career that spanned […]

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Chilly In Charge ‘Improving Every Race,’ Earns Shot In West Virginia Derby

A couple of in-form 3-year-olds who have shown indications that longer distances may be to their liking could have a say in the outcome of the $500,000, Grade III West Virginia Derby Aug. 3 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. The connections of Pennsylvania-bred Chilly in Charge believe the 3-year-old colt is coming into his […]

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Charles Town Reports Record Per-Race Wagering For Fourth Straight Season

When Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races concluded its live racing season on Saturday night, and with an all-sources handle of $2,207,509 thanks to the first mandatory payout of the Charles Town 6-12, the track also accomplished another feat: a new record for wagering volume per race for the fourth consecutive year. The $147,818 wagered […]

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Charles Town’s Pick 6 Features $240,000 Carryover Friday

While the Charles Town 6-12 is set for a mandatory payout on Saturday, horseplayers will have one final opportunity this evening to be the lone winner and take down the entire carryover that currently stands at nearly $240,000. The Charles Town 6-12 is a jackpot style Pick 6 with a low 12-percent takeout and 20-cent […]

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Pair Of Charles Town Jockeys Enter Guilty Pleas In Cocaine Case

Puerto Rican-born jockeys Christian Hiraldo and Guillermo Rodriguez have both entered guilty pleas in a case involving cocaine possession, reports bloodhorse.com. The case stems from an incident on or about January 25 in West Virginia, in which the regular riders at Charles Town allegedly aided and abetted one another in possessing and intending to distribute a […]

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Jose Montano Nets Stakes Double, Jockey Of The Week Title

One of only two jockeys to win multiple stakes last week, Jose Montano was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for October 8 – 14, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Charles Town To Host Track Superintendents Field Day In 2019

Save the date, as the 18th Annual Track Superintendents Field Day will be hosted at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in historic Charles Town, West Virginia June 24-26, 2019.  The event is open to all Track Superintendents and their staffs. The Superintendents are an independent group which meets annually to discuss best practices related to maintenance, […]

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