Keyword: West Virginia

  • Charles Town Cancels Live Racing Card Jan. 8

    Due to the continued low temperatures in the region, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled its live racing program scheduled for Wednesday night, Jan 8.

  • W.Va. Court Rules Upholds Exclusion Appeals

    A West Virginia court believes the West Virginia Racing Commission should have the ability to review cases when a track chooses to eject and exclude a license holder, typically a trainer, jockey, or owner, from participating.

  • Guild National Manager Terry Meyocks

    Guild Requests Benefits in West Virginia

    Jockeys' Guild National Manager Terry Meyocks told a finance subcommittee of West Virginia's Interim Joint Committee on Finance that he's concerned about the lack of benefits for jockeys who ride at the state's two tracks.

  • Penalties in 'Program Trainer' Case Upheld

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Oct. 22 upheld a hearing officer's recommendation not to lessen penalties given to two horsemen involved in the use of a "program trainer" at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • First Winner for Mikimoto's Mojo

    Mojo's Pristina became the first winner for her sire, Mikimoto's Mojo, when she posted a victory in her second start Sept. 25 in the third race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • So Many Ways comes home strong to win the Charles Town Oaks.

    So Many Ways Gets Back on Track in CT Oaks

    Maggi Moss' So Many Ways got back on track with a strong off-the-pace victory in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 21.

  • Take It Like a Man comes on late to win the Researcher Stakes.

    Take It Like a Man Upset Winner of Researcher

    Take It Like a Man gave his owners their first stakes victory when he rallied from off the pace to take the $400,000 Researcher Stakes for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 21.

  • Our Double Play won the Prairie Mile at Prairie Meadows in June.

    Our Double Play Cuts Back for Researcher

    J C M Racing's Our Double Play will cut back in distance after a brief break from racing and seems to have found a good spot in the Researcher Stakes for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 21

  • Grade I winner So Many Ways is the 123-pound highweight in the Charles Town Oaks. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2068394463&k=HFxM4j6">Order This Photo</a>

    Tough Fillies to Battle in Charles Town Oaks

    Ten 3-year-old fillies, including grade I winner So Many Ways and twice grade I-placed My Happy Face, are expected to compete in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 21.

  • Still Racing Real Estate Gets First Winner

    Real Estate was represented by his first winner Aug. 29 when his first starter, Sharp Razor, emerged victorious in the first race at Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, a maiden special weight event.

  • Roy's Eagle First Winner for On Eagles Wings

    On Eagles Wings was represented by his first winner Aug. 25 as Roy's Eagle posted an impressive 5 1/2-length victory in the first race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, a maiden special weight for juvenile fillies.

  • Chris Grove

    Panel Upholds Suspension of Trainer Grove

    The West Virginia Racing Commission has upheld the suspension of trainer Chris Grove for a 2012 positive test for a Class I substance after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Longtime Journalist John Kady Dies at 79

    John T. Kady, a former United Press International reporter, bureau chief, and vice president who in recent years was an Ohio correspondent for The Blood-Horse, died of a heart attack in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 4. He was 79.

  • Overanalyze
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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.

  • Dual Grade I Winner Sewickley Dies

    Sewickley, a dual grade I winner and sire, died July 10 in Marylandat the age of 28. According to his owner, the cause of death was complications due to colic.

  • Charles Town HBPA Wants Court to Void Pact

    The Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said July 8 it has asked the West Virginia Supreme Court to void an interagency agreement approved by the state racing and lottery commissions in June.

  • 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.

  • WV Panel Rejects Interagency Agreement

    The West Virginia Racing Commission May 21 rejected a controversial interagency agreement that owners, trainers, and breeders claim would have put the state Lottery Commission in charge of Thoroughbred and Greyhound racing.

  • 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.

  • Lucy's Bob Boy cruises to victory in the Confucius Say Stakes.

    Confucius Say: Lucy's Bob Boy Just Too Much

    Lucy's Bob Boy didn't give the bridge-jumpers a scare when he took the early lead and coasted in workout-like fashion to win the $50,000 Confucius Say Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races April 20.

  • Book Review won the 2012 Charles Town Oaks.

    Book Review, Holiday Soiree Meet Again

    In 2012, Book Review swept from eighth place past a game Holiday Soiree to win the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks for 3-year-old fillies. A year later, those two will rumble again April 20 in the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes.