Keyword: Charles Town Races

  • Purses Announced for West Virginia Breeders’ Classics

    The $350,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic will highlight a 9 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. 

  • EquiLottery Reaches Agreement With Charles Town Races

    EquiLottery has come to an agreement with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia that will allow its game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from its nearly year round racing calendar.

  • Charles Town Cancels Wednesday Night Card

    Because of inclement weather that moved through the area this week, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled its March 5 live racing program. Also, the final six races of the card at Laurel Park were canceled.

  • Fred High wins the West Virginia Breeders Classic Stakes.

    Fred High Foils Favorites at Charles Town

    Fred High, making his third attempt in the rich West Virginia Breeders' Classic Stakes, upended previous winners Russell Road and Lucy's Bob Boy to post a mild upset at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Oct. 19.

  • WV Stewards Suspend Wehrman Two Years

    West Virginia racing stewards have suspended Randy Wehrman for two years because of integrity issues raised after the former Charles Town Races racing secretary received an alleged $700 loan from a local horseman.

  • Penn Gaming Tracks Stagger Night Post Times

    Three Thoroughbred tracks comprising much of the nighttime simulcast market over the next few months have announced a coordinated plan to reschedule their post times beginning with live racing on Dec. 26.

  • WV Court: Ejection Appeals Can Be Heard

    A West Virginia circuit court judge has rejected an attempt by Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to keep the West Virginia Racing Commission from holding hearings for individuals who want to appeal ejections.

  • Russell Road winning the West Virginia Breeders' Classic.

    Russell Road Repeats in WV Breeders' Classic

    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.

  • Game On Dude is 2 for 2 in 2011.

    Game On Dude Faces Nine in Loaded CT Classic

    An intriguing field of 10 head by Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude has been entered for the $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. III), the first graded stakes in the almost 80-year history of Charles Town.

  • Confucius Say: Mucho Money at Charles Town

    Charles Town Races, which came back from the dead with the introduction on video lottery terminals in the late 1990s, will offer more than $1 million in purses this weekend in conjunction with the West Virginia Breeders Classics.

  • Penn National Opposes Card Tables in W. Va.

    The owner of the Charles Town Races & Slots doesn't like the idea of adding table games to West Virginia's four racetracks, and Gov. Bob Wise isn't ready to embrace the idea either.

  • Dunkelberger Rides Winner in Aqueduct Return

    Travis Dunkelberger returned to Aqueduct March 7, nearly a month after he suffered cracked ribs in a frightening spill. Dunkelberger rode five horses, and won the day's finale on wire-to-wire winner Dancingintherain.

  • Showboat Re-Files Lawsuit Against Penn National

    Showboat Development has reportedly re-filed in Pennsylvania a lawsuit related to the operating rights of slot machines at Charles Town Races. A similar lawsuit filed in Nevada last year was dismissed Jan. 25 because of a lack of jurisdiction.

  • Penn National Suit Dismissed

    A Nevada court on Jan. 25 dismissed a lawsuit that attempted to label Charles Town Races as a casino and force racetrack owner Penn National Gaming to pay a management fee to a previous owner of the track. The suit, which was filed by Showboat Development, was dismissed on the grounds that case should be heard in West Virginia, where the track is located.

  • Penn National Posts Strong Third Quarter

    Penn National Gaming reported a 67.3% increase in revenue and a 52.5% increase in net income for the third quarter. In other news, the company is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Charles Town Races by Showboat Development over the rights to operate slot machines and video lottery terminals at the company's West Virginia racetrack. If the case is not dismissed, Penn National wants the case moved out of Nevada to a West Virginia court.

  • West Virginia Classics: $1-Million Dream

    Sam Huff is better known for his career as a pro football player, but he's also a Thoroughbred owner with a real passion for the game. This year, he realized a dream when total purses for the West Virginia Breeders Classics series hit $1 million.

  • Horsemen, Track at Odds Over Entry System

    The Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association claims the racing office at the West Virginia track isn't adhering to a "preference date system" in the track's condition book, and in turn is favoring horses stabled in other states at the expense of local horsemen. Management says it sees no real problem with the manner in which races are drawn.

  • West Virginia Classics Tops Million-Dollar Weekend

    The Eight Classics races will be run Saturday, Oct. 13. The night before, three $50,000 stakes sponsored by the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association are scheduled. Stakes purses for the two days will be $1 million, a record at Charles Town.

  • Upset of the Decade? How About West Virginia?

    Horse racing is a game of upsets, but who would have thought 10 years ago that the Thoroughbred sport in West Virginia would not only bounce back from the dead, but actually prove to be a desirable commodity? With the condition book that begins Jan. 20, purses at Charles Town Races will average $115,000 a day. When the Eastern Panhandle track closed several years ago, purses barely topped $20,000 per day. Now, an open allowance race goes for more money.