Keyword: Chris Grove

  • Wehrman Ban Upheld; Grove Appeals Ruling

    The WVRC Sept. 24 upheld a hearing examiner's recommendation that Randy Wehrman, the former racing secretary at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, be barred from seeking an occupational permit for two years.

  • Chris Grove

    Panel Upholds Suspension of Trainer Grove

    The West Virginia Racing Commission has upheld the suspension of trainer Chris Grove for a 2012 positive test for a Class I substance after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • D. Wayne Lukas visits with Doug and Dennis O'Neill at the Alibi Breakfast.

    Few Alibis Offered at Alibi Breakfast

    A Preakness tradition, the Alibi Breakfast gives trainers a chance to offer up an 'alibi' before the second jewel of the Triple Crown. This year there were few alibis and a lot more confidence from the connections.

  • Sweet Goodbye

    Goal for Sweet Goodbye is $1M in Earnings

    The connections of Maryland-based Sweet Goodbye, who won the $250,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at Charles Town April 16, have a goal in mind: hitting the $1 million mark in earnings with the 6-year-old mare.

  • Sweet Goodbye finished 2nd in the 2010 Sugar Maple.

    Sweet Goodbye to Try Again in Sugar Maple

    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.

  • Boyce, Grove Score Maryland Titles

    Maryland natives Forest Boyce and Chris Grove wrapped up year-end titles at the major Maryland racetracks in the jockey and trainer divisions respectively after the final card of the season Dec. 18 at Laurel Park.

  • Silmaril Surprises Favorites in Endine Stakes

    Silmaril, a veteran mare who loves to win races, rallied from last to first in the home stretch to upset the field in the $200,000 Endine Stakes (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Delaware Park Sept. 8.

  • Horses Entered, But Trainers Holding Their Breath

    Maryland horsemen, in anticipation of the equine herpesvirus quarantine at Pimlico Race Course being lifted, entered 14 horses for the Feb. 8 card at Laurel Park. But some uneasiness remains given the volatile nature of the virus.

  • Racing Industry Raises more than $120,000 for Noah Fund

    More than $120,000 was raised for Noah Grove, the son of Bowie, Md.-based trainer Chris Grove, during a Laurel Park fundraiser Feb. 13. The 5-year old was diagnosed with bone cancer last February and to save his life he underwent a through-the-knee amputation.

  • Silmiral Tops Maryland Foes Again in Geisha

    Silmaril lived up to the expectations of her trainer and the public at Pimlico when she drove to a popular victory in Saturday's $100,000 Geisha Handicap for Maryland-bred fillies and mares.