Keyword: West Virginia

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WV Bill Lowers Minimum Number of Racing Dates

    Legislation introduced in the West Virginia Senate March 6 calls for several statutory changes regarding racing, including a substantial reduction in the minimum number of dates a track must schedule each year.

  • WV Issues Support for Uniform Medication Plan

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Feb. 26 approved a resolution agreeing in principle with the effort to bring uniform medication, penalty, and testing rules to racing jurisdictions in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

  • WV Stewards Suspend Wehrman Two Years

    West Virginia racing stewards have suspended Randy Wehrman for two years because of integrity issues raised after the former Charles Town Races racing secretary received an alleged $700 loan from a local horseman.

  • 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.

  • WV Begins Long Process of Examining Salix

    The West Virginia Racing Commission heard the pros and cons of race-day furosemide use Sept. 17 and pledged to examine the steps necessary to implement mandatory administration of the anti-bleeding drug by third-party vets.

  • Salix (furosemide)

    WV Sets Salix Meeting; Updated Rules Filed

    The West Virginia Racing Commission has officially scheduled a meeting for Sept. 17 to take comments from industry representatives on the use of furosemide, also known as Salix or Lasix, on race day.

  • WV-Bred Colt Now Holds Two Auction Records

    A War Front colt that last year set the record of $190,000 for a West Virginia-bred weanling purchased at auction set another standard when he was sold again for $675,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • Charles Town Cancels Sunday Card

    Due to anticipated heat in the region and temperatures expected to reach the mid to upper 90's, Charles Town has canceled its afternoon card scheduled for July 1. The June 30 Sprint Festival will go on as scheduled.

  • Flashy Dresser takes control to win the Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes at Charles Town.

    Flashy Dresser Impressive in Hilton Memorial

    Fred Seitz's Flashy Dresser generated a big buzz at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races April 14 when he overcame a difficult trip to win the $250,000 Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds with relative ease.

  • Russell Road wins the Confucius Say Stakes for his 20th career win.

    Popular Russell Road Gets 20th Career Victory

    Mark Russell's Russell Road, a millionaire West Virginia-bred, signaled he's ready for another campaign with a smashing victory in the $50,000 Confucius Say Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Apri 14.

  • Strub winner Ultimate Eagle is among those expected to run in the 2012 Charles Town Classic.

    Full Field Looms for $1M Charles Town Classic

    It appears the $1 million Charles Town Classic, which ended up being a key race in the older horse division last year, will attract a full field of 10 for its fourth running April 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • PNGI Racetracks Report Strong March Handle

    Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races April 2 reported a record monthly all-sources pari-mutuel handle of $29,426,572 in March, while sister track Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course also reported wagering gains.