CHARLES TOWN RACES & SLOTS, Charles Town, WV
|1||Russell Road||Margin: 8||TrueNicks: B||$234,000|
2006 | Chestnut Gelding | Wheaton - Roberta Grump, Verification
Sire: Wheaton, Chestnut, 1990. Raced 2 years. 11 starts, 1 wins, $6,503. Lifetime: 86 yearlings sold, median $4,500.
Broodmare Sire: Verification, Bay, 1982. In 2009: .57 AEI.
|2||Peaceful Bliss||Margin: 4||TrueNicks: A+||$99,000|
2004 | Dark Bay or Brown Gelding | Luftikus - Prospector's Bliss, Personal Flag
Sire: Luftikus, Chestnut, 1996. Raced 3 years. 10 starts, 5 wins, $479,630. Lifetime: 3 yearlings sold, median $7,500.
Broodmare Sire: Personal Flag, Dark Bay or Brown, 1983.
|3||Dancin Banker||Margin: 11¼||TrueNicks: D||$49,500|
2005 | Bay Gelding | Louis Quatorze - Banker's Silver, Banker's Gold
Sire: Louis Quatorze, Bay, 1993. Raced 3 years. 18 starts, 7 wins, $2,054,434. Lifetime: 252 yearlings sold, median $15,000. In 2009: 1.25 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Banker's Gold, Chestnut, 1994.
|1||Russell Road||Travis L. Dunkelberger||James W. Casey|
|2||Peaceful Bliss||Erick Ramirez||William A. Campbell|
|3||Dancin Banker||Anthony Mawing||David L. Hendrickson|
|4||Milwaukee Fun||Luis A. Perez||James W. Casey|
|5||Ghostly Thunder||J. D. Acosta||Gary Capuano|
|6||Deepinmypockets||Mathew Carroll McGowan||Cynthia E. O'Bannon|
|7||Punk Robinson||James S. Vail||Edwin L Tobin|
|8||Eastern Delite||Gerald Almodovar||Freddie R. Johnson|
Lucy's Bob Boy left odds-on pick Russell Road and the rest behind on the final turn en route to an eight-length romp in the $450,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Oct. 20.Saturday, October 20, 2012
Russell Road will try to overcome a two-month layoff as he aims for his third victory in the West Virginia Breeders' Classic as the 2-1 morning line favorite on the night of Oct. 20 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mark Russell's Russell Road, a millionaire West Virginia-bred, signaled he's ready for another campaign with a smashing victory in the $50,000 Confucius Say Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Apri 14.Saturday, April 14, 2012
The West Virginia Breeders Classics celebrated 25 years Oct. 15Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Favored Russell Road won the West Virginia Breeders' Classic for the second time in his career Oct. 15, sweeping past pacesetter Plantation and holding steady for a two-length victory in the $450,000 event at Charles Town.Saturday, October 15, 2011
A full field of 10, including past race winners Sea Rescue, Russell Road, and Ghostly Thunder, are set for the featured $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 15 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.Wednesday, October 12, 2011
William Harris' Sweet Goodbye, 11-for-20 lifetime and five-for-six at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, on April 16 will seek to capture what eluded her last year -- victory in the $250,000 Sugar Maple Stakes.Thursday, April 14, 2011
Coleswood Farm's Sea Rescue rallied strongly heading into the far turn and gradually edged away late to post a 57-1 upset in the $450,000 West Virginia Breeders Classic for state-bred runners Oct. 16 at Charles Town.Monday, October 18, 2010
West Point Thoroughbreds' Awesome Gem, no stranger to coast-to-coast travel, is back on the East Coast for a race his connections hope lay the groundwork for another try in the Breeders' Cup World Championships this year.Friday, April 16, 2010
The winner of the inaugural Charles Town Classic in 2009 seems well on his way to making a bid for top honors again this year.Monday, March 29, 2010
Preparations have begun, locally and elsewhere, for the $1-million Charles Town Classic in April.Thursday, February 04, 2010
Mark Russell's Russell Road ran his record to eight-for-eight in West Virginia-bred stakes with a victory in the $51,100 A Heuvo Stakes at Charles Town Races & Slots Nov. 21.Sunday, November 22, 2009
The richest night of racing in West Virginia history takes place Oct. 17 when the $2-million West Virginia Breeders Classics program is held at Charles Town Races & Slots.Friday, October 16, 2009
This year's West Virginia Breeders Classics program at Charles Town Races & Slots will be worth a record $2 million, organizers said.Monday, July 27, 2009
A month after a troubled fifth-place finish in the Preakness (gr. I), Harold Queen's homebred Big Drama rebounded with a dominating performance in the $250,000 Red Legend Stakes at Charles Town the night of June 20.Sunday, June 21, 2009
Prominent names are expected for the June 20 Charles Town Races & Slots Sprint Festival, which will feature five stakes worth a total of $750,000.Thursday, June 11, 2009
A combination of talent and home-field advantage helped Researcher produce a powerful victory in the inaugural Charles Town Classic at Charles Town Races & Slots the evening of April 18. And he vanquished a few grade I winners in the process.Saturday, April 18, 2009
Triple Crown Talk blog, with host Jason Shandler, offers Gotham Analysis and Selections.Thursday, March 05, 2009
Either tracks like Gulfstream and Oaklawn are getting noticeably slower or the horses are. From all indications, it is the tracks, which is fine if they keep horses sounder. (See end of text for first official Top 30)Monday, February 02, 2009
Favored Ghostly Thunder ran his winning streak to four when he outfought Eastern Delite to win the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic at Charles Town Races and Slots on the night of Oct. 18. Julie BSaturday, October 18, 2008
The 10-year-old Confucius Say and Ghostly Thunder, each coming off back-to-back stakes victories at seven furlongs, will square off in the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic at Charles Town Races and Slots on the night of Oct. 18.Thursday, October 16, 2008
Eastern Delite collared 3-10 choice Confucius Say in upper stretch and drew away to a four-length victory in the $450,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic Stakes for state breds on the night of Oct. 20 at Charles Town Races.Sunday, October 21, 2007
West Virginia-bred horses from across the state are gearing up for the lucrative Oct. 20 Breeders' Classic races, which offer purses totaling $1.75 million at Charles Town Races & Slots Oct. 20.Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Randy Funkhouser, prominent horse owner and president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent Association, was told Oct. 16 he would be able to run his horses in the Oct. 20 West Virginia Breeders' Cup Classic.Wednesday, October 17, 2007
This year's West Virginia Breeders Classics is set for Oct. 19 at Charles Town Races Slots as part of a three-day celebration of the West Virginia-bred.Wednesday, May 09, 2007