Keyword: Mountaineer

  • Gun Runner is the commanding favorite in the Whitney Stakes

    Weekend Stakes Rundown: Whitney Day at Saratoga

    Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a loaded card at Saratoga Race Course, featuring two grade 1 races, highlights the schedule.

  • Patch is the second choice on the morning line for the West Virginia Derby

    Patch, Lookin At Lee Head West Virginia Derby Field

    Calumet Farm's homebred Patch, the popular classic-placed colt from the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, heads up a field of 11 sophomore runners scheduled to meet in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby Aug. 5 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • EquiLottery, Mountaineer Announce Agreement

    EquiLottery has come to an agreement with Mountaineer Park in New Cumberland, West Virginia that will allow its lottery game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from Mountaineer's annual racing calendar.

  • Trainer Baird Reaches Win 2,000

    Trainer John Baird secured the 2,000th victory of his career Oct. 24 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort when Monba Number Five posted a front-running win in the first race.

  • Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, & Resort

    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.

  • Tapiture outfinishes Candy Boy to take the West Virginia Derby.

    Tapiture Noses Out Candy Boy in WV Derby

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapiture overcame a troubled trip and a lost shoe to gamely defeat a determined Candy Boy at the wire in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 2.

  • Mountaineer Park

    Mountaineer Holds Breath Over Smoke-Ban Plan

    Officials at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort are in a battle with the Hancock County Board of Health over plans for an ordinance that would ban smoking in all public places, including outdoor areas.

  • MTR Gaming on Track for Planned Merger

    Racetrack and casino owner MTR Gaming reports its planned merger with another casino owner is on schedule for the second half of 2014. After the merger, the company will be renamed Eldorado Resorts.

  • Mountaineer Horse Death Spurs Investigation

    Officials looking into the cause and if any violations occurred at the time, and how reporting and protocol were handled after the death of Slippin' Around, who was scheduled to run April 19 at Mountaineer.

  • Midwest-Based Houghton Posts Win 5,000

    Veteran jockey T.D. Houghton registered the 5,000th win of his career May 4 when he guided 3-5 favorite Mambo Galliano, owned by Shane Spiess, to a 6 1/2-length victory in a $4,000 claiming race at Thistledown.

  • Mountaineer Sunday Card Canceled

    Wintry conditions, including snow showers and a temperature well below average, have caused the cancellation of the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort card for Sunday, March 3.

  • Macho Macho and Corey Nakatani are strong at the finish of the West Virginia Derby.

    Macho Macho Takes West Virginia Derby

    Jockey Corey Nakatani and Macho Macho let Louisiana Derby winner (gr. I) Hero of Order do the dirty work wearing out 3-5 favorite Hansen in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II), then rolled to victory Aug. 4.

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    Hansen Faces Nine in West Virginia Derby

    The brilliant, nearly white frontrunner will find the eyes of the nation upon him Aug. 4 when he heads postward as the 3-5 morning line favorite in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II)

  • Zanjero Sires First Winner

    Zanjero, a two-time grade II winner, sired his first winner when his son Zambito scored May 18 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort in his initial start.

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    West Virginia Derby Sets Up as 'Riders' Race'

    Several 3-year-olds entered in the Aug. 1 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) galloped around a sloppy surface at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort the morning before a race no trainer is willing to say is easy to handicap.

  • Mine That Bird will be the first Kentucky Derby winner to run in West Virginia when he runs in the West Virginia Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8063583%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    WV Derby Field Beginning to Take Shape

    Organized horse racing in West Virginia dates back at least 223 years, but no horse who has won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) has ever competed in the Mountaineer State before. That status is going to change on Aug. 1, when Mine That Bird goes to the post in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.