west virginia breeders’ classic

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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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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Charles Town Gets Approval For 162 Live Racing Dates

After releasing its calendar for the first four months of 2018 in November, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has now set its full live racing schedule for the current year following approval by the West Virginia Racing Commission at its meeting this morning. The calendar contains 162 live racing days to be conducted on […]

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Fan-Favorite Russell Road Dies After Bout With Colic At Age 12

One of only two multi-millionaires bred in West Virginia, fan-favorite Russell Road passed away last weekend after a bout with colic. According to drf.com, the 12-year-old gelding had been re-training as a lead pony following his retirement in late 2016. Sired by Wheaton, Russell Road retired with a record of 31 wins from 62 starts and […]

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Charitable Annuity Nails Photo Finish In West Virginia Breeders’ Classic

Mark Russell’s Charitable Annuity won the $350,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic in 2015, but was relegated to second in last year’s running. The 5-year-old Charitable Man gelding returned with a vengeance in 2017, powering down the stretch on the outside to engage his challengers. Three horses crossed the line in unison, but it was Charitable […]

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Races, Purses Announced For West Virginia Breeders’ Classics XXXI

The $350,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic will highlight a nine-race program worth a total of $1,000,000 in stakes purses when Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races hosts West Virginia Breeders’ Classics XXXI on Saturday, October 14. As has been the case since the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics was inaugurated by its founders Sam Huff and […]

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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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Jose Montano Rides 1,000th Winner In Just 4,387 Starts

Jockey Jose Montano rode his 1,000th career winner Friday evening, piloting the sophomore filly Aritzia to a nine-length victory in the last race at his operating base at Charles Town. Montano rode 226 winning races in 2012 en route to the Eclipse Award for leading apprentice jockey, and has been stationed at Charles Town ever […]

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Charles Town Schedules Charles Town Classic For Apr. 22

The first five months of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races live calendar for 2017 have been set with 76 days of live racing to be conducted from January 11 through May 20 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  Post time for the first race is slated for 7:00 P.M. EST on these days, […]

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