Erich Zimny

11th Annual Race For the Ribbon Fundraiser, Charles Town Oaks Set For Sept. 21

In partnership with the West Virginia Breast Health Initiative, Inc., Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will once again present a day of activities dedicated to the fight against breast cancer for the 11th straight year. On Saturday, September 21, Hollywood Casino will host a 5K fun run, the 11th annual Race for the Ribbon […]

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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 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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Charles Town Classic Featured On FOX Sports Saturday At The Races Telecast

The New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) extensive coverage of prominent races from around the country through its partnership with FOX Sports will continue with West Virginia’s must lucrative race – the Grade 2, $1.2 million Charles Town Classic – made available to a national TV audience through an expanded edition of FOX Sports Saturday […]

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Justice Appointees To West Virginia Racing Commission Move To Kill Charles Town Classic

When Jim Justice made his successful run for governor of West Virginia in 2016, he often remarked how a major horse race could help bring tourism to the state. Just over a year later, however, two of Justice’s appointees to the three-member state racing commission are driving a stake into the heart of West Virginia’s […]

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Report: Charles Town Classic Purse In Balance After Racing Commission Meeting

According to a report from The Blood-Horse, the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic may face a drastic cut in purse money if one West Virginia racing commissioner gets his way. An unnamed commissioner suggested at the December meeting that the race’s $1.25 million purse be scaled back to about $300,000. The commission did not take a […]

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Charles Town Sets New Wagering Records During 2016 Meeting

When Holy Dixieland crossed the wire first in the ninth race on Friday night, the curtain was brought down on a year of racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for the 84th time. And after its 2016 live racing season closed with its fifth straight seven-figure all-sources handle total, the 1,375 races held […]

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Horse Racing Radio Network Exclusive Home Of Penn Gaming Racing Challenge

Beginning with the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on April 23, Horse Racing Radio Network (“HRRN”) – the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Kentucky – will once again serve as the exclusive radio home for 5 of the remaining events in the 2016 Penn Gaming Racing […]

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Racing Commission Votes For Evaluation Of Charles Town’s Surface

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races had to shut down racing on Jan. 9 in order to repair a small hole in the track surface. Near the outside rail, “no horse would ever come close to running over it during a race,” said vice president Erich Zimny, according to the Blood Horse. A six-by-four foot section […]

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Charles Town Classic April 23; Stakes Schedule Finalized

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town has finalized and released its 2016 stakes schedule, which will once again be headlined by the track’s marquee race and biggest day of its meet – the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) – on April 23. The Classic is one of 23 stakes currently scheduled at Charles Town for the […]

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