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  • Mountaineer will commence live racing April 16

    Mountaineer Prepares for 160-Day Meet

    Horses are back training at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, where more than three months of down time in late fall and winter allowed time for improvements in the barn area.

  • Charles Town HBPA board member Joe Funkhouser speaks at Capitol

    WV Racing Supporters Tout Economic Benefits

    Pro-racing lawmakers in West Virginia took part in a March 1 Capitol press conference to discuss the economic impact of Thoroughbred racing and breeding given legislation that would decouple live racing from gaming.

  • West Virginia State Capitol Building

    WV Racing Groups to Rally at Capitol

    Racing interests and their legislative representatives plan a rally March 1 at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston to combat bills that call for the decoupling of live racing from gaming.

  • Mountaineer in West Virginia

    Racetrack Gaming Issues Heat Up in WV

    The West Virginia Senate Feb. 25 had first reading on legislation that would defund and decouple greyhound racing from gaming but maintain requirements that Thoroughbred racing receive its share of gaming revenue.

  • Further Cuts Expected for WV Racing Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Nov. 18 approved customary live racing dates, but the schedules for Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort are expected to be drastically reduced.

  • Mahoning Valley Race Course

    Ohio Racing Benefits From Misfortune in WV

    The early closure of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia has had a positive impact on Hollywood Casino at Mahoning Valley Race Course, at least for the first six days of its 2015-16 meet.

  • WV Racing Industry Sets Legislative Goals

    The West Virginia racing industry will pursue several initiatives during the 2016 legislative session, including statutory changes that would lower the minimum number of racing dates for which tracks must apply each year.

  • DeShawn Parker takes the West Virginia Governor's Cup aboard Looks to Spare.

    Rare Upset for Jockey Parker at Mountaineer

    Former $5,000 claimer Looks to Spare, a 74-1 shot, outran his odds when he swept past several tough foes to win the $200,000 West Virginia Governor's Cup under DeShawn Parker, the all-time leading rider at Mountaineer.

  • Madefromlucky and Joe Bravo take the West Virginia Derby.

    Madefromlucky Gets Job Done in WV Derby

    Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol's Madefromlucky, out of the shadow of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, rallied nicely from off the pace to capture the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 1 at Mountaineer.

  • Work All Week takes the Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial Stakes.

    Champ Work All Week Takes Mountaineer Stakes

    Midwest Thoroughbreds' champion Work All Week, second in his two races this year after his Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) victory in 2014, got back on track with a win in the Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial Stakes Aug. 1.

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    For Now, Nine Expected to Race in WV Derby

    A field of 11 that appeared headed for at most seven starters for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. I) Aug. 1 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort was back up to nine two days before the race.

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    Sprint Champ, Commanding Curve Spice Stakes

    The 2014 champion male sprinter and a 4-year-old that finished second in last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) are among the horses entered on an all-stakes undercard for the Aug. 1 West Virginia Derby.

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    It's Wait and See for Large WV Derby Field

    Two colts that have been chasing Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will seek to get back on track when they face nine other 3-year-olds in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 1 at Mountaineer.

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    Tale of Verve Works for West Virginia Derby

    Tale of Verve, runner-up to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), continued to progress toward the Aug. 1 West Virginia Derby with a five-furlong workout at Churchill Downs

  • WV Racing to Have Role in Legislative Review

    The West Virginia Racing Commission June 2 authorized creation of a committee that will be charged with providing information to a legislative committee that will study the state's racing and gaming industries.

  • WV Analysis: Purses Can't Support Race Dates

    A West Virginia Racing Commission purse analysis based on revenue projections from all sources indicates the state and its racetracks have serious issues to address regarding live racing dates in the future.

  • WV Budget Plan: Take Another $2M From Purses

    Legislation for the fiscal 2016 state budget in West Virginia is calling for another reduction in video lottery terminal and table games revenue that goes to purses at Thoroughbred and Greyhound tracks.

  • CT Collision Brings Safety Recommendations

    Recommendations for new protocols for stewards, outriders, and racetracks have been adopted by the West Virginia Racing Commission as a result of a two-horse collision during a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Mountaineer won't race in December.

    Mountaineer Cuts Purses in Wake of Reductions

    A state-approved 10% reduction in video lottery terminal revenue and continued softness in the regional gambling market have led officials and horsemen at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort to reduce purses.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    WV Racing Struggles With Plan for Stability

    A request by management and horsemen at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to reduce the number of live racing days for 2015 has renewed a discussion about the future of West Virginia Thoroughbred racing.

  • WV 'Postpones' Effort to Alter Racing Dates

    A month after approving a resolution to examine racing dates in the state, the West Virginia Racing Commission Nov. 18 backed away from the plan amid reports the legislature will authorize a study of the racing industry.

  • WV Taking Industry Approach on Racing Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission is moving forward with a plan to fashion legislation that would allow flexibility on racing dates and perhaps new gambling offerings to generate revenue for the industry.

  • Mountaineer Casino & Racetrack Resort

    WVRC Seeks Bill to Allow Flexibility on Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission is taking comments on a proposed resolution that would notify lawmakers it would like to see legislation in 2015 to change the required number of live racing dates to 185 each year.

  • Mountaineer won't race in December.

    Mountaineer OK'd to Cut Races But Not Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Aug. 15 upheld a hearing officer's recommendation that Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort can't abandon December racing, but it allowed leeway should purse money not be available.

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    Grade II Winners to Battle in WV Derby

    Grade II winners Candy Boy, Tapiture, and Vicar's in Trouble, all of which competed in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), are among nine 3-year-olds entered in the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 2.

  • Racing, Others Oppose VLT Revenue Shift in WV

    Racing stakeholders and government officials Feb. 4 publicly stated their opposition to legislation that would shift 15% of video lottery and table games revenue to fund other programs in West Virginia.

  • Departing and Robby Albarado take the West Virginia Derby.

    Departing a Millionaire After WV Derby Win

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Departing was the first horse nominated to the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) and the first horse entered when entries were taken July 30. And he was first under the wire Aug. 3.

  • Overanalyze faces 8 in the West Virginia Derby.

    Overanalyze Hopes to Rebound in WV Derby

    Repole Stable's Overanalyze will seek to bounce back after a couple of uncharacteristic efforts when he faces eight other 3-year-olds in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 3.

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    Departing, Overanalyze Eyeing WV Derby

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Departing and Repole Stable's Overanalyze are among the expected starters for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 3.

  • Probe of Horse Death at Mountaineer Continues

    West Virginia Racing Commission officials said May 21 they are continuing an investigation into the April death of a horse at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, and are developing protocol to handle such incidents.

  • Convicted Trainer Gets Another Chance in WV

    A trainer who pleaded guilty in 2010 on drug charges was granted a conditional occupational permit by the West Virginia Racing Commission May 21, but he was told the license has "zero tolerance" conditions.

  • Ohio Track Helps MTR Gaming Bottom Line

    With strong assistance from its video lottery terminal operation at Scioto Downs in Ohio, MTR Gaming Group greatly reduced its net loss for the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012.

  • Charles Town Stewards Issue Ban, Suspensions

    A West Virginia-based trainer has been deemed ineligible for a license, and three others were suspended in connection with alleged use of "program trainers" at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.