Charles Town Approved for 235 Dates in 2011

Charles Town will offer 235 days of live racing in 2011.

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races was approved for 235 racing dates in 2011 with racing year-round.

The West Virginia track will race from Jan. 4-Dec. 30. Live racing will be held five days a week with the exception of June 8-Sept. 6, when racing will be held four days a week.

The West Virginia Racing Commission approved the dates Nov. 15.

From January-April, racing will be offered on a Tuesday-through-Saturday schedule with first post time of 7:15 p.m. Eastern time. Thereafter, racing will take place Wednesdays through Sundays, with first post of 7:15 Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays.

The track’s big-event programs are tentatively scheduled for April 16 (Charles Town Classic), June 18 (Sprint Festival), and Sept. 17 (Race for the Ribbon). First post for those Saturday programs would be 6 p.m.