Keyword: Charles Town

  • Oaklawn, Penn, Charles Town Cancel Feb. 6

    Oaklawn has canceled its Thursday, Feb. 6 card because of below freezing temperatures. Severe winter weather conditions have also forced the cancellation of live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

  • Winter weather

    Charles Town Cancels Feb. 4 Card

    Due to the winter weather having moved through the region Feb. 3 and anticipated for the evening of Feb. 4, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has cancelled its live racing program scheduled for Tuesday.

  • Charles Town Cancels Live Racing Card Jan. 8

    Due to the continued low temperatures in the region, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled its live racing program scheduled for Wednesday night, Jan 8.

  • First Winner for Mikimoto's Mojo

    Mojo's Pristina became the first winner for her sire, Mikimoto's Mojo, when she posted a victory in her second start Sept. 25 in the third race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Still Racing Real Estate Gets First Winner

    Real Estate was represented by his first winner Aug. 29 when his first starter, Sharp Razor, emerged victorious in the first race at Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, a maiden special weight event.

  • Roy's Eagle First Winner for On Eagles Wings

    On Eagles Wings was represented by his first winner Aug. 25 as Roy's Eagle posted an impressive 5 1/2-length victory in the first race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, a maiden special weight for juvenile fillies.

  • Game On Dude

    Game On Dude Pointed to Charles Town Classic

    Trainer Bob Baffert plans to run two-time Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 20, according to the Santa Anita Park publicity office.

  • Charles Town Bans Horsemen Davis, Shanyfelt

    Oft-sanctioned owner/trainer Scooter Davis and trainer Doug Shanyfelt have been banned from Charles Town Races and the West Virginia Racing Commission is reviewing evidence against both horsemen.

  • Charles Town Cancels Night Program Feb. 1

    Due to the expected high winds and cold weather in the area on the evening of Friday, Feb. 1, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled its scheduled live racing program.

  • Charles Town Cancels Sunday Card

    Due to anticipated heat in the region and temperatures expected to reach the mid to upper 90's, Charles Town has canceled its afternoon card scheduled for July 1. The June 30 Sprint Festival will go on as scheduled.

  • Charles Town Starter Tournament Overflows

    A lucrative starter allowance tournament for horses that have started for a claiming price of $5,000 drew four overflow first-round divisions, each worth $25,000, at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races March 3.

  • Milestone 3,000th Win for Trainer Runco

    Jeff Runco became the 24th trainer in North American history to notch 3,000 wins in a career when Sweet Halucination won the fifth race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on April 23 by 8 1/2 lengths.

  • Comedero Wins Red Legend With Style

    Comedero broke on the lead and was never challenged in winning the $400,000 Red Legend Stakes as the 1-5 favorite at Charles Town Races & Slots on the night of June 19.

  • Dunkelberger Ties Record for Consecutive Wins

    With his win aboard Citigambler in the third race at Charles Town Nov. 14, jockey Travis Dunkelberger equaled the United States record for consecutive wins by a jockey with nine.

  • Charles Town Goes High Definition

    In November 2009, Charles Town Races & Slots will join a select group of racetracks offering live racing to its on-track customers in high definition. Charles Town follows in the footsteps of Keeneland and Churchill Downs who became the first tracks to upgrade its production to HD in the fall of 2008. Barring any setbacks, Charles Town expects the high definition system to be operational for its races on Nov. 25.

  • Asmussen, Albarado Star at Charles Town

    With his superstar Rachel Alexandra waiting to make her next start, another 3-year-old filly punctuated a big night for trainer Steve Asmussen when Four Gifts took the $250,000 Charles Town Oaks by a half-length over Royal Card. Four Gifts' win provided Asmussen and jockey Robby Albarado their third stakes win on Charles Town Races & Slots inaugural Race for the Ribbon night Aug. 15.

  • Big Drama Steals Charles Town Festival Show

    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.

  • Racinos Defied 2008's Declining Gaming Trend

    Even though overall United States casino revenues dropped for the first time this decade, domestic racinos registered double-digit percentage growth in 2008, according to a report issued May 18 by the American Gaming Association.

  • Penn National Criticizes Vegas Chatter

    On a day where Penn National Gaming reported a $40.66 million profit for the first quarter of 2009, executives criticized recent reports the company was pursuing multiple casino properties in Las Vegas.

  • Commentator will make his 2009 debut in the inaugural $1 million Charles Town Classic.

    Commentator Back For Another Season

    Tracy Farmer's Commentator drew post 6 and the popular 8-year-old gelding will be the likely favorite when he makes his 2009 debut in the inaugural Charles Town Classic, potentially worth $1 million on April 18.

  • Charles Town Increases Losing Mount Fees

    Charles Town jockeys will receive an increase in their losing mount fees beginning March 1 as a result of a new agreement between the Jockeys' Guild and the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association.