Keyword: West Virginia

  • 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.

  • Charles Town Cancels Friday Evening Card

    Due to winter weather with low temperatures and high winds expected to produce a wind chill well into single digits, live racing at Charles Town in West Virginia has been canceled for Friday night, Jan. 30.

  • TVG to Show Charles Town Signal in HD

    Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has partnered with TVG to become the first full-time Thoroughbred track in the evening simulcast market to broadcast its races in high definition on the network.

  • Charles Town

    WV County Wants Horse Racing Funds Protected

    The governing body of Jefferson County, W.Va., where Charles Town Races is located, plans to send a message to state legislators that further reductions in the share of gaming revenue that supports racing are unacceptable.

  • 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.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    Warning System Not Used Before CT Collision

    An investigation into a head-on collision that led to the euthanization of a horse after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Dec. 13 didn't result from malfunction of an on-track warning system, officials said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Russell Road gets by Lucy's Bob Boy late to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic.

    Russell Road Grabs Third WV Breeders' Classic

    Mark Russell's popular 8-year-old gelding Russell Road, who hadn't won since May, turned the tables on heavy favorite Lucy's Bob Boy to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 18 for the third time in his career.

  • 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.

  • Russell Road has won the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Stakes twice.

    Warriors Return for WV Breeders' Classic

    The winners of the last three editions of the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Stakes will square off the evening of Oct. 18 when Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races hosts the feature and eight other state-bred stakes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Jim Miller

    Aurelia's Belle Helps Owner Realize Dream

    It's a long way from 3 1/2-furlong races for $1,500 claimers at Shenandoah Downs to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. But Jim Miller is on track to make that journey with his 3-year-old filly Aurelia's Belle.

  • Flattering Bea leads the way to victory in the Sugar Maple Stakes.

    'Bea' Changes Tactics, Captures Sugar Maple

    Jim Arrison's Flattering Bea, usually well off the early pace, changed tactics and came away with a neck victory in the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of April 19.

  • Flattering Bea faces 9 in the Sugar Maple Stakes.

    Flattering Bea Needs Hot Sugar Maple Pace

    James Arrison's homebred Flattering Bea, a stakes winner locally, will hope for a quick early pace when she faces nine other fillies and mares in the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at at Charles Town April 19.

  • 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.

  • Charles Town to Make Donation to CANTER

    For the fifth consecutive year, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is providing funding to CANTER Mid-Atlantic for the organization's ongoing program and mission to rehabilitate and find homes for former racehorses.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Winter weather

    Charles Town Cancels Feb. 4 Card

    Due to the winter weather having moved through the region Feb. 3 and anticipated for the evening of Feb. 4, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has cancelled its live racing program scheduled for Tuesday.