Keyword: Rose Mary Williams

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Horse's Death Exposes Holes in Regulatory Net

    Despite a track security guard witnessesing the death of Slippin' Around, many questions remain unanswered after track security and regulatory officials failed to work together early in their investigation.

  • 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 won the 2012 West Virginia Derby.

    WV Derby Funds, Race Changes Win Approval

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Jan. 18 approved allocation of more than $1 million in purse and bonus money for this year's grade II West Virginia Derby, and also allowed for race schedule changes at Mountaineer.

  • WVRC Denies Appeal in Anti-Slaughter Case

    The West Virginia Racing Commission has upheld a hearing examiner's finding that the exclusion of a trainer by Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort for allegedly violating the track's anti-slaughter policy was reasonable.

  • Mountaineer Park

    Optimism and Wariness as Mountaineer Reopens

    Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will begin its 10-month meet March 2 with some upgrades and increased promotion, but officials also are keeping an eye on neighboring states as they expand gambling opportunities.

  • Mountaineer, Horsemen in Contract Dispute

    A contract dispute threatens full-card simulcasts and could lead to daily stall rent and payments to keep the racetrack open for training effective Jan. 1 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia.

  • Mountaineer, Horsemen at Odds Over Dates Plan

    A plan by Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort to offer the statutory minimum of 210 racing dates but race only eight months instead of year-round has met with opposition from horsemen and others in the community.

  • VLT Revenue Declines, and So Will Purses

    The economy continues to take its toll on racetracks, including those with alternative gaming. Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia said it will cut overnight purses 10% effective April 20.

  • CANTER Opens New Chapter at Mountaineer

    CANTER, which stands for the communication alliance to network Thoroughbred ex-racehorses, announced a new chapter at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. The program offers a free sale listing service to trainers and owners looking to sell their horses after their racing careers have ended.

  • Congressman Ed Whitfield, proposed funding plan for jockeys' insurance.

    Jockeys in Favor of Amending 'Horseracing Act'

    Eclipse Award-winning jockey John Velazquez said he would be in favor of an amendment to the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 that would provide workers' compensation insurance for jockeys, exercise riders, trainers, and backstretch workers.

  • Mountaineer Deal Calls for Hike in Minimum Claiming Price

    After a few years of contractual disputes, Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort and the Mountaineer Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have agreed on a three-year contract that calls for increases in live racing dates and a hike in the minimum claiming price at the West Virginia track.

  • Mountaineer Dispute Unresolved, But Racing to Return

    Live racing is scheduled to return Feb. 4 to Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort if track and weather conditions permit, though track management and the Mountaineer Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association remain at odds over aspects of their contract.

  • Mountaineer Stakes: Minimum Purse is $75,000

    The Slipton Fell Handicap is worth $75,000? C'mon. You're joking. Not! That race, which recognizes one of the more cleverly-named horses that campaigned at Waterford Park in the 1960s, is only one of 28 stakes that will be worth a minimum of $75,000 next year at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort.