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Jockey Carlos Castro In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Train

Charles Town-based jockey Carlos L. Castro is in critical condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after being struck by a freight train Sunday afternoon near the track in the town of Ranson, W. Va. According to Officer Brian Wilson of the Ranson Police Department, Castro, 38, was walking on the railroad tracks […]

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Five-Horse Wreck At Charles Town Sends Two Jockeys To The Hospital

Friday evening’s sixth race at Charles Town saw five of the 10-horse field involved in a wreck that sent two jockeys to the hospital. In the 6 1/2-furlong, $5,000 claiming race, Majestic Cat stumbled and fell at the eighth pole, unseating jockey Ramon Maldonado. Maldonado, a 46-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, had to be […]

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Near Disaster at Penn National Gaming’s Charles Town Races

“We’re lucky someone didn’t get killed.” That’s what Jockeys’ Guild national manager Terry Meyocks said about the jockeys involved in an incident in Saturday’s fourth race at West Virginia’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races when a loose horse, going the wrong way up the stretch, ran into an oncoming horse in a contest that […]

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Jockey Carlos Castro Gets 1,000th Win

Carlos Castro, who has been riding in the United States for 12 years, celebrated his 1,000th career victory aboard Riseseastsetswest in the 10th race at Canterbury Park on Friday. “It feels amazing,” Castro said. “I’ve been waiting four or five weeks. I knew it was coming.” Trained by Bruce Reicken, Riseseastsetswest prevailed in the final […]

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