Keyword: West Virginia Racing Commission

  • 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.

  • Racing at Mountaineer in West Virginia

    Accreditation Gets Push in West Virginia

    West Virginia Racing Commission staff will explore, among other things, whether capital improvement money racetracks get from a video lottery terminal fund can be used to pay for accreditation through the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • Charitable Annuity wins 2015 WV Breeders' Classic

    WVBC Program Awarded $1.17M for 2016 Purses

    The West Virginia Racing Commission July 19 signed off on $1,170,000 in funding for purses for the 30th edition of the West Virginia Breeders' Classics Oct. 8 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    WVRC Grills CT Officials on Resurfacing

    Officials with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races told the West Virginia Racing Commission May 11 the usual protocol was followed for a track resurfacing project stalled by rainy weather and the discovery of rocks in the new material.

  • Penalties in Jockey Weigh-Out Case Upheld

    West Virginia's high court has overturned a circuit court decision that vacated a WVRC order to suspend and fine seven jockeys in a 2009 case in which they were permitted to ride over the published weight.

  • 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.

  • WV Racing Report Approval Stalls

    A group of West Virginia racing stakeholders has prepared a report on the state of the industry and makes suggestions on how to improve the economics, but when it is approved remains to be seen.

  • WV Stakeholders Seek Racing Revenue Boost

    Racing stakeholders fully understand that having sports betting at tracks in West Virginia is a 90-1 shot. But other things like off-track betting are a bit more realistic as they fashion a wish list to increase revenue.

  • 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.

  • Dick and Janene Watson

    Watson, Banned Almost 10 Years, Wins Appeal

    A former president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association who was barred from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for almost 10 years has won his appeal for reinstatement.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    WVRC Eyes Independent Review of Collision

    The West Virginia Racing Commission, as part of an investigation into a head-on collision during a Dec. 13 race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, said it will look into funding to pay for an independent review.

  • High Court Upholds WVRC on Ejection Appeals

    The Supreme Court of Appeals in West Virginia has ruled the state racing commission has the power to place the burden of proof on racetracks should they choose to eject permit-holders from their facilities.

  • 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.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    Court Overturns Sanctions of Seven Jockeys

    A West Virginia circuit court has overturned the West Virginia Racing Commission's call for fines and suspensions for seven riders involved in a scandal alleging improperly reported riding weights at Charles Town in 2009.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • West Virginia Racing Commission Meeting

    WV Hires New Lab; Purse Money Still in Limbo

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Aug. 1 hired Truesdail Laboratories in California to handle its equine drug testing and will ask the lab to test about 40 "cloudy samples" from a three-week period in July.

  • In the Fairway, a 4yo WV-bred Posse colt bred and owned by Jeff and Susan Runco's Coleswood Farm, won the Confusion Say Stakes at Charles Town April 19. Runco trains the colt, who has earned more than $300,000 in 16 starts, 15 of them at Charles Town.

    Funds Intact, But WV Prepares for Change

    The West Virginia legislature ended a short special session May 21 and apparently left more than $14 million in gaming revenue to purses and breed development programs for horse and dog racing intact for fiscal year 2015.

  • WV Panel OKs Penalty System, Drug Thresholds

    The West Virginia Racing Commission May 20 signed off on several new regulations, including one that will allow the state to participate in the multiple medication violation penalty system that is part national model rules.

  • Mountaineer Casino & Racetrack Resort

    Mountaineer Requests to Reduce Dates, Races

    Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort has asked the West Virginia Racing Commission for permission to drop 11 live racing programs in December and reduce the number of races it is scheduled to run in October and November.

  • WV to Tackle Latest Round of Model Rules

    Thoroughbred industry stakeholders in West Virginia will meet May 6 to consider changes in the state's racing rules, including a few related to the National Uniform Medication Program.

  • Couple Banned for Eight Years Have Hearing

    A husband and wife that have been banned from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for more than eight years in connection with a horseman's group civil lawsuit finally had their appeal heard Jan. 29.