West Virginia's two Thoroughbred tracks have been approved for a total of 430 racing dates for 2015, according to schedules approved Nov. 18 by the West Virginia Racing Commission.
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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.
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.
Advance deposit wagering and historical race wagering are on the West Virginia Racing Commission's legislative wish list for 2015.
Forty-seven 3-year-olds have been nominated for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby presented by Xpressbet (gr. II), to be run Aug. 2 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.
Advance deposit wagering outlet Xpressbet will sponsor the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 2 at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, W.Va.
Racetrack and casino owner MTR Gaming reports its planned merger with another casino owner is on schedule for the second half of 2014. After the merger, the company will be renamed Eldorado Resorts.
Parx Racing said live racing was canceled for Dec. 23-24, making the ninth and 10th lost programs in December.
The 2014 live racing season at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, featuring a major change in weekly schedule, will commence March 1 and conclude Dec. 20.
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Owner Mark Russell did some ducking and dodging with his 7-year-old gelding Russell Road at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, and it paid off in an unusual way.
The well-traveled Taptowne made a stop in West Virginia Aug. 3 and made off with the cash with a victory in the $200,000 West Virginia Governor's Stakes at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
The 2013 Independence Day Stakes July 2 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort will be designated a non-listed black-type race following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee.
Officials looking into the cause and if any violations occurred at the time, and how reporting and protocol were handled after the death of Slippin' Around, who was scheduled to run April 19 at Mountaineer.
Veteran jockey T.D. Houghton registered the 5,000th win of his career May 4 when he guided 3-5 favorite Mambo Galliano, owned by Shane Spiess, to a 6 1/2-length victory in a $4,000 claiming race at Thistledown.
Wintry conditions, including snow showers and a temperature well below average, have caused the cancellation of the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort card for Sunday, March 3.
Overnight races will receive a 10% increase compared with last year when Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort commences its 63rd season of live Thoroughbred racing Friday, March 1.
Jockey Corey Nakatani and Macho Macho let Louisiana Derby winner (gr. I) Hero of Order do the dirty work wearing out 3-5 favorite Hansen in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II), then rolled to victory Aug. 4.
- By Tom LaMarra
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