Racing News and Notes

(Monday, December 1, 2014) RAMSEYS, BROWN & CASTELLANO WINNERS IN INAUGURAL PENN GAMING RACING CHALLENGE

(Wyomissing, PA) - A pair of defending Eclipse Award winners in owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey and jockey Javier Castellano.....Read More


(Tuesday, July 29, 2014) Races, Purses Announced for West Virginia Breeders' Classics XXVIII

(Charles Town, WV) - The $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic will...Read More


(Tuesday, July 8, 2014) Charles Town Presents Sixth Annual Race for the Ribbon

(Charles Town, WV) - For a sixth straight year, Hollywood Casino...Read More


(Tuesday, April 22, 2014) Amoss Moves to Top of Trainer Standings in Penn Gaming Racing Challenge

(Wyomissing, PA) - Tom Amoss, who scored his second victory...Read More


(Saturday, April 19, 2014) Charles Town Classic Quotes

(Charles Town, WV) - "I was wowed in the San Antonio. I was...Read More


(Saturday, April 19, 2014) Sugar Maple presented by CANTER Mid-Atlantic Quotes 

(Charles Town, WV) - Garry Cruise, rider of Sugar Maple presnted by...Read More


(Saturday, April 19, 2014) Robert Hilton Memorial presented by Budweiser Quotes 

(Charles Town, WV) - "[Going to the front] was the instruction from Tom...Read More


(Saturday, April 19, 2014) Webb Snyder Charles Town Dash Quotes 

(Charles Town, WV) - "Four and a half (furlongs) is a funny distance...Read More


(Thursday, April 17, 2014) Charles Town Classic Notes

(Charles Town, WV) - Three time Santa Anita Handicap (G1) winner Game...Read More


(Wednesday, April 16, 2014) Webb Snyder Charles Town Dash Preview

(Charles Town, WV) - Immortal Eyes is one of the most decorated - and fastest...Read More


(Wednesday, April 16, 2014) Robert Hilton Memorial presented by Budweiser Preview

(Charles Town, WV) - After winning the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Jackpot...Read More


(Wednesday, April 16, 2014) Sugar Maple presented by CANTER Mid-Atlantic Preview 

(Charles Town, WV) - Multiple graded stakes placed mare My Pal Chrisy...Read More


(Wednesday, April 16, 2014) Charles Town Classic Preview - Game on Dude Out to Add Second Charles Town Classic to Growing Legacy 

(Charles Town, WV) - When Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge moved...Read More


(Tuesday, April 15, 2014) Game on Dude, California Contingent Arrive for Charles Town Classic 

(Charles Town, WV) - After starting his day in Southern California...Read More


(Monday, March 17, 2014) Charles Town to Again Provide Grant Funding to CANTER Mid-Atlantic

(Rockville, MD) - Five years after commencing its partnership, CANTER...Read More


(Monday, March 10, 2014) Charles Town to Offer $100,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 on Charles Town Classic card

(Charles Town, WV) - In addition to 6 stakes worth nearly $2 million...Read More


(Monday, March 3, 2014) HRTV to Again Provide Coverage of Charles Town Classic

(Wyomissing, PA) - With the $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) less than two...Read More


(Monday, February 24, 2014) HRRN to be Exclusive Radio Home of Charles Town Classic

(Wyomissing, PA) - Beginning with the $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic (G2)...Read More


(Wednesday January 8, 2014) Charles Town Changes First Race Post Time

(Charles Town, WV) - Effective with its live racing program on Tuesday...Read More


(Friday, January 3, 2014) Racing Event Days Drive Record Handles for Penn Gaming Tracks

(Wyomissing, PA) - Buoyed by three new event days and the richest...Read More


(Sunday, December 29, 2013) 2013 Charles Town Recap

(Charles Town, WV) - In addition to celebrating its 80th anniversary...Read More


(Monday, December 9, 2013) Charles Town Releases 2014 Stakes Schedule

(Charles Town, WV) - The $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) and Charles Town...Read More


(Monday, December 9, 2013) Charles Town Approved for 2014 Race Days

(Charles Town, WV) - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has announced...Read More


(Friday, December 6, 2013) Charles Town Earns Second Graded Stakes

(Charles Town, WV) - While the Charles Town Classic (G2) stands as the...Read More


(Wednesday, October 16, 2013) Lucy's Bob Boy out for repeat in West Virginia Breeders' Classic

(Charles Town, WV)-Michael Furr’s Lucy’s Bob Boy looks to defend his crown on Saturday night as he takes his spot in a full gate of 10 horses...Read More


(Tuesday, October 15, 2013) Immortal Eyes Cuts Back in Jefferson County Commission S. 

(Charles Town, WV) - Charles Town track record holder Immortal Eyes, most recently....Read More


(Friday, October 4, 2013) Jack Van Berg to Hold Book Signing WV Breeders' Classics Weekend 

(Charles Town, WV) - Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg will be on hand at Hollywood....Read More


(Tuesday September 24, 2013) Penn Gaming Racing Challenge Launches in 2014

(Wyomissing, PA) - In an effort to build on the success of the racing events introduced....Read More


(Wednesday, September 18, 2013) $400,000 Charles Town Oaks Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - Michael Dubb's My Happy Face is the 9-to-5 morning line choice....Read More


(Wednesday, September 18, 2013) $400,000 Researcher S. Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Bond Vigilante....Read More


(Friday, July 12, 2013) Charles Town to Issue Commemorative Chip Set 

(Charles Town, WV) - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races announced today that it will....Read More


(Wednesday, June 26, 2013) Charles Town Presents Fifth Annual Race for the Ribbon 

(Charles Town, WV) - For the fifth consecutive year, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races....Read More


(Wednesday, May 1, 2013) Charles Town Sets New Monthly Handle Mark

(Charles Town, WV) - Buoyed by a successful Charles Town Classic card, April saw Hollywood....Read More


(Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013) Charles Town Classic Timing Officially Changed

(Charles Town, WV) - Following a review by track officials, the Charles Town Board of Stewards and....Read More


(Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013) Charles Town Classic: Game on Dude Wins Hard Fought Decision; Handle Record Set

(Charles Town, WV) - Game on Dude proved his mettle and staked his claim to the top spot....Read More


(Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013) Charles Town Classic Preview

(Charles Town, WV) - With his devastating 7 3/4 length victory last month in the historic....Read More

(Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013) Robert Hilton Memorial presented by Budweiser Preview

(Charles Town, WV) - Talented by lightly raced 3-year-olds Free World and Ronson....Read More


(Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013) Webb Snyder Charles Town Dash presented by Long Fence Preview

(Charles Town, WV) - The blazingly fast Immortal Eyes was sired in Florida by....Read More


(Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013) Sugar Maple presented by CANTER Mid-Atlantic Preview

(Charles Town, WV) - In 2012, Book Review swept from eighth place past a game....Read More


(Monday, Apr. 8, 2013) Game on Dude Headlines Charles Town Classic Nominations 

(Charles Town, WV) - Two time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game on Dude, who is expected....Read More


(Monday, Mar. 11, 2013) Charles Town to Offer Guaranteed Pick 4 on Charles Town Classic Card

(Charles Town, WV) - In addition to 6 stakes worth nearly $2 million, Hollywood Casino....Read More


(Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013) CANTER Mid-Atlantic to Receive Grant Funding; Sponsor Sugar Maple 

(Frederick, MD) - After starting a successful partnership in 2009, CANTER Mid-Atlantic....Read More


(Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013) Eclipse Award Winning HRRN to be On-Site Charles Town Classic Day

(Charles Town, WV) - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races announced today that it has....Read More


(Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013) HRTV to Again Provide Coverage of Charles Town Racing Events

(Charles Town, WV) - With the $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) just two months away....Read More


(Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013) Collmus to Call Charles Town Events in 2013 

(Charles Town, WV) - For a second consecutive year, Larry Collmus, NBC's voice of the Triple....Read More


(Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013) McIntosh Named New Racing Secretary at Charles Town 

(Charles Town, WV) - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races today named Charles McIntosh....Read More


(Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013) Budweiser, Long Fence to Sponsor Charles Town Classic Undercard Stakes

(Charles Town, WV) - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races announced today that it has.....Read More


(Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013) Charles Town's Montano Nominated for Eclipse Award 

(Charles Town, WV) - For the second time since 2009, the jockey colony at Hollywood Casino at.....Read More


(Friday, Dec. 28, 2012) 2012 Recap: Handle Record Set for Second Consecutive Year

(Charles Town, WV) - In addition to hosting the track's first ever Grade 2 race, seeing multiple long......Read More


(Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012) Penn Gaming Tracks Coordinate Evening Post Times

(Charles Town, WV) - Three thoroughbred tracks comprising much of the nightime simulcast......Read More


(Monday, Dec. 10, 2012) Charles Town Releases 2013 Stakes Schedule

(Charles Town, WV) - With the Charles Town Classic (G2) and its newly minted $1,500,000 purse......Read More


(Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012) Charles Town Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

(Charles Town, WV) - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races today announced the 8 new......Read More


(Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012) Charles Town Classic Receives Purse Increase to $1.5 Million; 7 Figures to Winner

(Charles Town, WV) - In its four runnings, the Charles Town Classic (G2) has attracted 32......Read More


(Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012) West Virginia Breeders' Classic Preview 

(Charles Town, WV) - In addition to 9 other challengers, 2 time West Virginia Breeders' Classic......Read More


(Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012) West Virginia JSB Cavada Breeders' Classic Preview

(Charles Town, WV) - Seven year old mare Silver Heart looks to become just the third filly or mare......Read More


(Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012) WVBC Undercard Stakes Previews

(Charles Town, WV) - While the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic and $250,000 West......Read More


(Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012) Miss Shenandoah & Pink Ribbon Advances

(Charles Town, WV) -One year ago on Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races' Race for the......Read More


(Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012) Charles Town Oaks Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - As Test (G1) winner Contested lies in wait for the Breeders' Cup Filly &.....Read More


(Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012) Chris McCarron to be Special Guest at West Virginia Breeders' Classics Breakfast 

(Charles Town, WV) - Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron will be the special guest at .....Read More


(Wednesday, August 22, 2012) Navy Chapel Tries to Get Back on Track in Sylvia Bishop

(Charles Town, WV) -  Navy Chapel, 2011's champion West Virginia-bred two-year-old .... Read More


(Tuesday, August 7, 2012) 2012 West Virginia Breeders' Classics Schedule Announced

(Charles Town, WV) - The $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic will once again .... Read More


(Wednesday, June 27, 2012) Paco Smart Hopes to Shake off Rust in Coin Collector

(Charles Town, WV)-Scuderia Montese Stable's Paco Smart, last year's West Virginia-bred two-year-old champion...Read More


(Wednesday, June 27, 2012) Russell Road Hopes Third Time's a Charm in Wild & Wonderful

(Charles Town, WV)-If at first you don't succeed, try and try again.  Read More


(Wednesday, June 27, 2012) Immortal Eyes Aims for Three-Peat in Dash

(Charles Town, WV)-Robert Abbo's Immortal Eyes, who's been virtually unbeatable over the Charles Town surface..Read More


(Wednesday, June 27, 2012) Balanced Field of 8 to contest Lady Charles Town

(Charles Town, WV)-Multiple Stakes Winners Jazzy Idea and Hard Mystery top a competitive field of 8 three-year-old fillies...Read More


(Sunday, May 20, 2012) Charles Town to Offer Guaranteed Pick 4 on Sprint Festival Card

(Charles Town, WV)-In addition to 6 stakes worth a total of nearly $750,000, Hollywood Casino will also offer a guaranteed $25,000 All-Stakes Pick 4....Read More


(Monday, May 11, 2012) Charles Town Adds WVBC Preview Handicaps to Races for the Ribbon Card

(Charles Town, WV)-When the fourth Charles Town Race for the Ribbon program is run on September 22, there will be a new element added to the card - Read More


(Monday, April 30, 2012) Charles Town Again Breaks Monthly Handle Mark

(Charles Town, WV)-After March saw Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races set a new monthly record for average daily handle in its 78 year history, the track has yet again set a new standard...Read More


(Wednesday, April 11, 2012) Russell Road Back at It at Age Six

(Charles Town, WV)-2012 West Virginia bred Horse of the Year Russell Road will take aim at the 15th stakes win of his career...Read More


(Wednesday, April 11, 2012) Top Seed Albrecht Tackles Davis Quartet in Starter Tournament Championship

(Charles Town, WV)-The Charles Town Starter Tournament, which started with 55 entrants for the quarterfinals on March 3, has been whittled down to the final 8....Read More


(Wednesday, April 11, 2012) Magical Feeling Sweetens Sugar Maple

(Charles Town, WV)-When longtime owner-breeder Peter Blum stood in the winner's circle February 18 at Laurel Park....Read More


(Wednesday, April 11, 2012) Duke of Mischief Set for Title Defence Against Classic Cast

(Charles Town, WV)-One year after surging five wide before the final turn to seize control of the $1 million Charles Town Classic, the now 6-year-old Duke of Mischief...Read More


(Wednesday, March 14, 2012) TVG to Broadcast Charles Town Classic On-Site

(Charles Town, WV)-In addition to the $1,000,000 Charles Town Classic on April 14 being the first ever Grade 2 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.....Read More


(Thursday, March 1, 2012) Seven Horses, Jockeys Involved in Spill

(Charles Town, WV)-Horse Sharp Beauty broke down on the far turn in Wednesday's 8th race at Hollywood Casino. Read More


(Wednesday, February 29, 2012) Posts Drawn, Fields Set For Charles Town Starter Tournament Quarterfinals

(Charles Town, WV)-Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has drawn post positions and named riders for the upcoming Charles Town Starter Tournament, which gets underway with four quarterfinal races on Saturday, March 3rd. Read More


(Tuesday, February 21, 2012) Charles Town Offers Guaranteed Pick 4 on Classic Card

(Charles Town, WV)-In addition to six stakes worth a total of $1.6 million Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will also offer a guaranteed $50,000 all stakes Pick 4 covering racing 9 through 12 on its April 14th Charles Town Classic card. Read more


(Monday, January 2, 2012) Charles Town Launches Charles Town Classic Facebook Page

(Charles Town, WV)- Fans can now access replays, photos and results from the first three runnings of the $1,000,000 Charles Town Classic on a Facebook page. Read more


(Friday, December 30, 2011) 2011 Recap: Handle Records Set, Acosta, Runco Top Standings Again

(Charles Town, WV)- A busy 2011 racing season at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races included the first graded stakes race in track history. Read more


(Tuesday, December 20, 2011) Charles Town to hold Starter Allowance Tournament in 2012

(Charles Town, WV)-Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will inaugurate the Charles Town Starter Tournament beginning in March 2012. Read more


(Monday, December 19, 2011) Charles Town Releases 2012 Stakes Schedule

(Charles Town, WV)-Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has released its stakes schedule for 2012 following approval granted by the West Virginia Racing Commission. Read more


(Monday, November 14, 2011) Charles Town Approved for 2012 Racing Dates

(Charles Town, WV)- Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has announced its live racing schedule for 2012 following approval from the West Virginia Racing Commission. Read more


(Wednesday, April 14, 2011) Confucious Say Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - Charles Town star and leading West Virginia bred Russell Road returns to the track for his first race since last November headline a strong field of 11. Read more


(Wednesday, April 13, 2011) Charles Town Classic Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - Santa Anita Handicap (G1) winner Game On Dude and millionaires Gone Astray and Awesome Gem headline perhaps the most talented field of handicap horses assembled this year. Read more


(Wednesday, April 13, 2011) Blue & Gold Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - In his most recent start, the speedy Rush Now gave rising 3-year-old star Bandbox all he could handle in the Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park. Read more


(Wednesday, April 13, 2011) Charles Town Classic Notes

(Charles Town, WV) - Even though Duke of Mischief won the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) last year, trainer David Fawkes decided to skip a shot at a repeat and run the 5-year-old son of Graeme Hall. Read more


(Wednesday, April 13, 2011) TVG Sugar Maple Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - The only time the fast and consistent race mare Sweet Goodbye ever lost a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races was last year when she fell down in the paddock before the $250,000 TVG Sugar Maple. Read more


(Wednesday, April 13, 2011) Webb Snyder Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - Immortal Eyes, winner of the $100,000 Charles Town Dash last June, returns to the scene of his greatest victory. Read more


(Wednesday, April 13, 2011) Original Gold Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - – Silver Heart, an eight-time winner of more than $200,000, returns to the races after a five-month layoff Saturday night in the $50,000 Original Gold Stakes for West Virginia-bred fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up. Read more


(Thursday, September 16, 2010) Charles Town Oaks Notes

(Charles Town, WV) - Not too many trainers pony their own horses to the gate in $400,000 stakes races, but owner-trainer John Casey is the exception to the rule. Read more


(Wednesday, September 15, 2010) Pink Ribbon Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - After a pair of solid efforts in stakes at Fairgrounds and Oaklawn Park earlier in 2010, trainer Tom Amoss decided to test his four-year-old filly Double Espresso. Read more


(Wednesday, September 15, 2010) Miss Shenandoah Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - Despite setting a track record, posting a stakes win and hitting the board in another graded stakes, all in her first five career starts, the John Salzman trained Twelve Pack Shelly will still face a full field of 9 other two-year-old fillies in Saturday night's $100,000 Miss Shenandoah. Read more


(Wednesday, September 15, 2010) Charles Town Juvenile Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - West Virginia-bred Mr. Proud Allen headlines a field of nine two-year-olds heading to the gate in this Saturday night's $100,000 Charles Town Juvenile. Read more


(Wednesday, September 15, 2010) Charles Town Oaks Advance

(Charles Town, WV) - An evenly matched field of ten three-year-old fillies wil go to post this Saturday night in the second running of the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks. Read more


(Wednesday, August 11, 2010) West Virginia Breeders' Classic Lineup

(Charles Town, WV) - The $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic will once again highlight an all-stakes card when the 24th annual West Virginia Breeders' Classics is held at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on October 16th. Read more


(Friday, July 30, 2010) Race for the Ribbon

(Charles Town, WV) - For the second year in a row, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is partnering with the West Virginia affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation to present the "Race for the Ribbon" on September 18, 2010 to benefit breast cancer research. Read more


(Saturday, June 19, 2010) Coin Collector Recap

(Charles Town, WV) - Black Belt, who appeared hopelessly beaten at the 1/16th pole, made up nearly four lengths in the final half-furlong to nip odds-on favorite Taylor's Flight in tonight's $50,000 Coin Collector Stakes. Read more


(Saturday, June 19, 2010) Fancy Buckles Recap

(Charles Town, WV) - David A. Ross' Argent Affair broke on top and never looked back, going wire to wire in the $50,000 Fancy Buckles Stakes for WV-accredited fillies and mares. Read more


(Saturday, June 19, 2010) Lady Charles Town Recap
(Charles Town, WV) - Charles Town based filly Down Town Allen gave the crowd something to cheer about when she grabbed the lead and powered home to a 4 1/2 victory over Veronica's Lake in the $100,000 Lady Charles Town for three-year-old fillies. Read more