Keyword: West Virginia

  • Charles Town Starter Tournament Overflows

    A lucrative starter allowance tournament for horses that have started for a claiming price of $5,000 drew four overflow first-round divisions, each worth $25,000, at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races March 3.

  • 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.

  • WV Rules Allow Ejected Licensees to Appeal

    The West Virginia Racing Commission, in the wake of a state Supreme Court of Appeals decision, has amended some procedural rules to specifically allow occupational permit holders to appeal racetrack ejections.

  • Rapid Redux racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

    Charles Town to Try Starter Tournament

    Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will try a promotion that has been successful at other racetracks when it holds a starter allowance tournament scheduled to begin in March 2012.

  • Rapid Redux after his 19th win.

    'Redux' Pre-entered in Claiming Crown

    Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux will face four foes in his bid the evening of Nov. 21 to set the all-time modern North American record for consecutive victories. The gelding was pre-entered for the Dec. 3 Claiming Crown.

  • WV High Court Rules in Jockey Ejection Cases

    The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, in a ruling filed Nov. 18, has upheld a circuit court decision that seven jockeys ejected from Charles Town Races in 2009 have the right to appeal to the state racing commission.

  • It's number 18 for Rapid Redux.

    Rapid Redux One Win Closer to Tying Record

    Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux withstood challenges from two opponents through the first mile and then drew away to win his 18th race in a row Oct. 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Charles Town HBPA Chief Ejected; Hearing Set

    The president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has been ruled off the grounds of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races pending a hearing on a request for a temporary restraining order.

  • Rapid Redux

    Rapid Redux Scratched at Mountaineer

    Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux won't continue his assault on the North American record for consecutive victories Sept. 30 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • Jockey Ejection Arguments Heard in WV Court

    Parties in a two-year-old case involving the ejection of seven jockeys from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races made their arguments Sept. 20 in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

  • Strike the Moon wins the Charles Town Oaks.

    Homebred Strike the Moon Hits It Big in Oaks

    R. Larry Johnson, who began racing horses for $2,000 purses at Charles Town Races in the mid-1970s, more than stepped it up a notch Sept. 17 when his homebred Strike the Moon won the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks.

  • Charles Town Cuts Takeout 12% on Some Wagers

    Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races took the first step toward returning more money to bettors Sept. 9 when the West Virginia Racing Commission approved a decrease in pari-mutuel takeout for four wagers.

  • For Talamo, Pickup Mount Sets Right Tone

    Jockey Joe Talamo made the most of his first trip to Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 6 by winning the first race, the $85,000 Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes, with his first mount.

  • MTR Gaming Coping in Face of Competition

    MTR Gaming Group, which recently received approval to refinance its debt, reported net income of $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the same three months in 2010, the company posted a net loss of $500,000.

  • J P's Gusto dominates the Red Legend Stakes at Charles Town.

    J P's Gusto Gets Back on Track in Red Legend

    GEM Inc.'s J P's Gusto, who hadn't won a race since the grade I Del Mar Futurity last September, signaled his fondness for sprinting with a blowout victory in the $400,000 Red Legend Stakes at Charles Town June 18.

  • Sweet Goodbye

    Goal for Sweet Goodbye is $1M in Earnings

    The connections of Maryland-based Sweet Goodbye, who won the $250,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at Charles Town April 16, have a goal in mind: hitting the $1 million mark in earnings with the 6-year-old mare.

  • Duke of Mischief and Joe Bravo take the Charles Town Classic.

    $1M Classic Right Time for Some 'Mischief'

    Duke of Mischief has no problem traveling or trying new racetracks, and the evening of April 16 he found Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to his liking in the $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. III).

  • Sweet Goodbye finished 2nd in the 2010 Sugar Maple.

    Sweet Goodbye to Try Again in Sugar Maple

    William Harris' Sweet Goodbye, 11-for-20 lifetime and five-for-six at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, on April 16 will seek to capture what eluded her last year -- victory in the $250,000 Sugar Maple Stakes.

  • Game On Dude is 2 for 2 in 2011.

    Game On Dude Faces Nine in Loaded CT Classic

    An intriguing field of 10 head by Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude has been entered for the $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. III), the first graded stakes in the almost 80-year history of Charles Town.

  • Montaineer Race Track

    New WV Rules of Racing Take Effect July 10

    An overhaul of the West Virginia rules of racing, including revisions in the area of equine medication and penalties, has passed the state legislature. The document was filed April 11 with the Secretary of State.

  • Game On Dude and jockey Chantal Sutherland, right, outrun Setsuko (Victor Espinoza), left, to win the Grade I, Santa Anita Handicap.

    Big 'Cap Rematch in Charles Town Classic?

    The first two finishers in the controversial March 5 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) are ready for a rematch -- in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, proof of what a $1 million purse and graded status can do for a race.

  • Researcher, winner of the first two editions of the Charles Town Classic, returns to Charles Town on March 26.

    Researcher Returns in Charles Town Feature

    Kinross Corp.'s Researcher, winner of the first two editions of the Charles Town Classic, will make his return to flat racing March 26 in a $35,000 open allowance race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • MTR Gaming Aided by Reduction in Expenses

    MTR Gaming Group registered a 4.33% decline in net revenue in 2010, but the company also reduced total operating expenses by 10.48% on the year, according to a financial report for 2010.

  • WV Bill Spares Racing, Breeding From Cuts

    Legislation that would have diverted gaming funds from several recipients including horse and dog racing in West Virginia has been altered to instead use excess video lottery terminal revenue.