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Charles Town Announces Dates, Stakes Schedule For 2020

With its 2019 racing season drawing to a close, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races finalized plans for its 2020 meet following approval of both its full, live racing calendar and stakes schedule at the West Virginia Racing Commission’s December meeting held Tuesday morning. The track’s 2020 calendar calls for a total of 173 live […]

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Imperative ‘Loves Having A Job,’ To Be Retrained For New Career By NTWO

The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO) announces that multi-million dollar earner Imperative will be retiring to its farm to begin a new career in the show world. “I want Imperative to be the poster boy for racing,” said owner Ron Paolucci. “I am grateful to Old Friends for being willing to take him in retirement, […]

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Something Awesome ‘More Fresh’ For 2019 Pimlico Special Bid

Stronach Stable homebred stablemates Something Awesome and Unbridled Juan each worked a half-mile Saturday at Laurel Park in advance of the historic $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) May 17 on the Black-Eyed Susan undercard. Something Awesome, beaten as the favorite in last year’s Pimlico Special, breezed in 49 seconds, 15th fastest of 45 horses at the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Hometown ‘Country Boy’ Takes Charles Town’s Biggest Prize

Timothy Grams was 24 years old when he first realized he wanted something different out of life. The all-around handyman had just been switched to the night shift with a roofing supply company, and it just wasn’t working out. A friend got Grams a job breaking young Thoroughbreds at a farm in Maryland, and that […]

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2019 Charles Town Classic Card Produces Record Handle

Anchored by Saturday’s Charles Town Classic card which produced a single day wagering mark for Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, the track was able to also set a new monthly record as handle per race for April checked in at $203,681 – the first time more than $200,000 has been bet per race over […]

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Runnin’toluvya Makes History In Charles Town Classic

Grams Racing Stable’s winner of the West Virginia Breeders’ Classic Stakes made history this Saturday by becoming the first West Virginia-bred horse to win the G2 Charles Town Classic. Runnin’toluvya, a gelding by Fiber Sonde, covered 1 1/8 miles over the fast main track in 1:50.56. Ridden by Oscar Flores and sent off at odds […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Looks Best In Charles Town Classic?

This year’s edition of the Grade 1, $1 million Charles Town Classic brings together a field of 10 plus one also-eligible and includes last year’s winner Something Awesome as well as Imperative, who won the race in 2014 and again in 2017. However, both previous winners enter this year’s race off two or more very […]

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Charles Town 6-12 Has Mandatory Payout Scheduled Classic Day Saturday; Jackpot At $165,000

While the Charles Town 6-12 is set for a mandatory payout on Charles Town Classic day this Saturday, April 20, horseplayers will have two final opportunities to be the lone winner and take down the entire carryover that currently stands at more than $165,000. The Charles Town 6-12 is a jackpot style Pick 6 with […]

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Fresh Off A Vacation, War Story Seeks Redemption In G2 Charles Town Classic

A full field of ten runners, including multiple past champions of the race, will take to the gate this Saturday at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races as the track hosts its premier event of the season – the $1,000,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) for older horses going the three-turn distance of 1 1/8 miles.  […]

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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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