Keyword: Charles Town

  • Trainer Jeff Runco, left, wins his 4,000th career race Dec. 9 with Vua Saigon at Laurel Park

    Jeff Runco Celebrates 4,000th Victory

    With Vua Saigon's win in the fifth race on the Dec. 9 Laurel Park card, trainer Jeff Runco joined an exclusive club as he becomes just the twelfth conditioner in the history of North American Thoroughbred racing to reach the 4,000 win plateau.  

  • Charitable Annuity wins the 2015 West Virginia Breeders Classic

    Charitable Annuity Back for WV Breeders' Classic

    After winning the 2015 edition of the West Virginia Breeders' Classic, Charitable Annuity will try to win the race for a second time in a full field of 10 in the $350,000 race for West Virginia-breds Oct. 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Charles Town to Offer Jackpot Pick 6

    Beginning with its card Aug. 17, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will offer patrons the opportunity to play a new 20-cent Pick 6 wager, the Charles Town 6-12.

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    Charles Town Cancels Wednesday Card

    Due to the lasting effects of the winter weather to hit the area March 14 and the low wind chills anticipated for this evening, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has cancelled its live racing program scheduled for March 15.  

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    Charles Town Sets Early 2017 Schedule

    The first five months of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races calendar for 2017 have been set, with 76 days of live racing to be conducted from Jan. 11 through May 20 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

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    W.Va. Requires Tracks to Join Safety Alliance

    The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance welcomed a move from the West Virginia Racing Commission Sept. 20 when the regulator became the first in the country to require its tracks to join the industry safety organization.

  • Charles Town Races Cancels Thursday Card

    Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has cancelled live racing for Thursday, Jan. 14 as personnel continue to repair a drainage leak under the track apron that created a hole on the outside rail of the track on Saturday.

  • Russell Road is seeking to become the first ever 4-time winner of the West Virginia Breeders' Classic.

    Russell Road Seeks Fourth WV Classic

    Russell Road and Lucy's Bob Boy -- with 97 starts and nearly $3 million in earnings between them -- will square off for the fourth consecutive year in the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 10 at Charles Town.

  • Field Size Up, But Don't Let It Fool You

    Though the numbers certainly can't be considered robust, average field size at racetracks in five states in the Mid-Atlantic region and neighboring New York is up from the comparable period in 2014.

  • Charles Town Cancels Friday Evening Card

    Due to winter weather with low temperatures and high winds expected to produce a wind chill well into single digits, live racing at Charles Town in West Virginia has been canceled for Friday night, Jan. 30.

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    Court Overturns Sanctions of Seven Jockeys

    A West Virginia circuit court has overturned the West Virginia Racing Commission's call for fines and suspensions for seven riders involved in a scandal alleging improperly reported riding weights at Charles Town in 2009.

  • Narrow Victory Gives Sanchez 1,000 in Career

    Mid-Atlantic-based jockey Jesus Sanchez and Amabassador Satch rallied from sixth to score a head victory in the eighth race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the night of Sept. 3 as the rider secured his 1,000th win.

  • Game On Dude won the Gold Cup in 2012 and 2013 (shown) when it was run at Hollywood Park.

    Game On Dude Seeks Third Straight Gold Cup

    Game On Dude, who topped the first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2014, heads the field for the 75th renewal of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) June 28 at Santa Anita Park.

  • The Dude Returns to Charles Town

    On Saturday, Game On Dude returns to Charles Town to seek another victory in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II). Will he win?