West Virginia Racing
Grand Prix has thrived since coming east for owner-breeder Hank Nothhaft, who hopes she’ll take another step forward in the G3 Charles Town Oaks September 23.
Two-time stakes winner Shimmering Aspen will try graded company for the second time September 23 in the G3 Charles Town Oaks.
Talented Moonlit Song faced a tough assignment but prevailed this evening against a solid field.
Speedy Moonlit Song is favored, but at Charles Town’s Sylvia Bishop Memorial Stakes on Saturday, which grants the winner a WVBC berth, is a wide open affair.
Unrideabull, well beaten last fall in his first try around two turns, carried his speed this time to win the Robert Leavitt Stakes at Charles Town.
Saturday’s Robert Leavitt Stakes at Charles Town offers the winner a WVBC berth – and a spot at the head of the local 3-year-old class.
Eight-year-old Help a Brother and newcomer Prince of the Road may give patient trainer Lewis Craig, Jr. two WV Breeders Classics starters this October.
Eight-year-olds Lucy’s Bob Boy – a millionaire – and Greenway Court make their season bows this evening in a Charles Town allowance.
The annual Race for the Ribbon, held in conjunction with the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks, raises money for the fight against breast cancer
David Walters trainee Fear the Turtle is very good — sometimes. He’s won three times in blowout fashion — and missed the top three altogether in his other three starts.
Veteran Primary Account, now eight, has found the fountain of youth since trainer Tim Collins gave him a year-long vacation.
William R. Lewis, Jr. won over 2,600 races as a jockey — but just 7 so far as a trainer. He’s hoping promising 2-year-old True Heir can get his second career rolling.
A weather event damaged three barns at Charles Town Races last night, but no equine or human injuries were reported.
It took Lion of Mine 47 tries to break his maiden, which he did Thursday at Charles Town. Next up: a retirement to the farm.
For decades the Stehr family has been a fixture at Charles Town and, says trainer Joe Stehr, gets along — “most of the time.”
It’s important for a trainer to have people he can trust in key positions. For Ollie Figgins, III his key people are kin: his younger brother and his 21-year-old daughter.
A new rule to increase betting interests eliminates coupled entries at West Virginia’s thoroughbred tracks, but horsemen have concerns.
Tim Grams trainee Moonlit Song posted a dominant win in Saturday’s Fancy Buckles Stakes, named for another Grams-trained runner.
Jockey Matt McGowan’s comeback is coming along nicely — and, he says, bringing his career full circle.
“Beyond thought” is how one person described the idea of a million-dollar race at Charles Town – but there it was Saturday, despite the rain and cold.