HRTV again will cover "big event" programs from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, including the April 20 Charles Town Classic (gr. II) program.
CANTER-Mid Atlantic's free online sales listings transitioned 350 ex-racehorses into second careers in 2012.
Parx Racing in Philadelphia and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races both canceled their scheduled racing.
Competition for outstanding apprentice jockey came down to Irad Ortiz, Jr., who lost his bug on Feb. 2, and Jose Montano, who was an apprentice most of the year. In the end, voters cast their votes for the true apprentice.
The Maryland Jockey Club has put horsemen on notice regarding the shipping of horses to race at other tracks in the region.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has landed two presenting sponsors for stakes scheduled for April 20, when the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) will be run.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races reported that, for the first time in the track's 79 years of operation, average daily pari-mutuel handle topped the $1 million mark.
The West Virginia Racing Commission has confirmed that Charles Town Races fired racing secretary Randy Wehrman Dec. 18.
In this age of racetrack casinos, the message is very clear: Increase the focus on pari-mutuel wagering and don't consider gaming revenue for purses and other programs an entitlement.
The purse for the grade II Charles Town Classic will increase to $1.5 million in 2013 and award the winner $1 million under a revised payment structure.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will race 235 days from Jan. 2 through Dec. 28 in 2013.
Barretts' paddock sale at Del Mar in Southern California offers a twist to the usual horses of racing age sale.
Erich Zimny, who began working at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in 2008, has been named vice president of racing operations at the West Virginia facility.
The "Race for the Ribbon" program, one of the big event nights at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, will be expanded this year to serve as a preview of the West Virginia Breeders Classics.
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.
TVG, the racing network and advance deposit wagering service, reported substantial pari-mutuel handle gains by partner racetracks April 14.
Grade II winner Magical Feeling, a winner of more than half of her starts, added another victory to her record by taking the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes for fillies and mares at Charles Town Races April 14.
Last-minute entry Caixa Eletronica made good on his trip from New York to win the $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of April 14.
Fred Seitz's Flashy Dresser generated a big buzz at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races April 14 when he overcame a difficult trip to win the $250,000 Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds with relative ease.
Mark Russell's Russell Road, a millionaire West Virginia-bred, signaled he's ready for another campaign with a smashing victory in the $50,000 Confucius Say Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Apri 14.
The West Virginia Racing Commission April 13 ordered payment of jockeys that were shortchanged on some mount fees at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for almost seven months.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races April 2 reported a record monthly all-sources pari-mutuel handle of $29,426,572 in March, while sister track Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course also reported wagering gains.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is continuing its partnership with CANTER-Mid Atlantic and will again present a $10,000 donation to the organization during the Charles Town Classic card April 14.
The West Virginia Racing Commission's new procedural rules governing due process and hearings could be challenged in court, according to a letter recently received by the regulatory agency.
TVG will provide live on-site coverage of the April 14 Charles Town Classic (gr. II) program at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, officials said March 14.
A study released March 2 shows the Thoroughbred industry in Jefferson County, W.Va., has a $191.1 million economic impact on the area known as the Eastern Panhandle.
One horse was euthanized at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of Feb. 29 but other horses and their jockeys escaped serious injuries in a nasty racing accident.
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.
The West Virginia Racing Commission Feb. 27 unanimously adopted new procedural rules that allow occupational permit-holders the right to appeal racetrack ejections.
Lexington-based Horse Racing Radio Network will offer live broadcast of the $1 million Charles Town Classic April 14 from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
The West Virginia Racing Commission, in the wake of a state Supreme Court of Appeals decision, has amended some procedural rules to specifically allow occupational permit holders to appeal racetrack ejections.
Preliminary figures at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races show a 14.56% increase in gross all-sources pari-mutuel handle in 2011.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will try a promotion that has been successful at other racetracks when it holds a starter allowance tournament scheduled to begin in March 2012.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has announced a 28-race stakes program valued at $3.59 million for 2012.
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, in a ruling filed Nov. 18, has upheld a circuit court decision that seven jockeys ejected from Charles Town Races in 2009 have the right to appeal to the state racing commission.
West Virginia's two Thoroughbred tracks have been approved for a combined 445 racing programs in 2012.
A panel of arbitrators has ruled that a trainer at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia was discriminated against when the track refused to grant him stalls in December 2009.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Nov. 15 announced the seven new members of the Charles Town Racing Hall of Fame to be inducted at the track Saturday, Dec. 10.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux withstood challenges from two opponents through the first mile and then drew away to win his 18th race in a row Oct. 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Rapid Redux can move to within one win of the modern day record for consecutive victories when he faces a starter allowance field on the night of Oct. 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
A situation involving the ejection of the president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has been settled, an official said Oct. 5.
The president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has been ruled off the grounds of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races pending a hearing on a request for a temporary restraining order.
Parties in a two-year-old case involving the ejection of seven jockeys from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races made their arguments Sept. 20 in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
R. Larry Johnson, who began racing horses for $2,000 purses at Charles Town Races in the mid-1970s, more than stepped it up a notch Sept. 17 when his homebred Strike the Moon won the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux popped the gate and never looked back en route to his 17th consecutive victory Sept. 16 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Rapid Redux will attempt to win his 17th consecutive race Sept. 16 when he goes to post in a $20,000 starter allowance test at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia.
The 25th running of the West Virginia Breeders Classics, a night of stakes for West Virginia-bred horses, will offer $1.345 million in purses, officials said Aug. 18.
Average daily pari-mutuel handle on live racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races was up again in July, allowing the West Virginia track to register 15 consecutive months of year-over-year handle gains.
GEM Inc.'s J P's Gusto, who hadn't won a race since the grade I Del Mar Futurity last September, signaled his fondness for sprinting with a blowout victory in the $400,000 Red Legend Stakes at Charles Town June 18.
Charles Town will offer its next big-event night, the Sprint Festival, June 18 with a program highlighted by the richest race in the country for 3-year-old sprinters.
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