West Virginia Racing
Which Charles Town jocks and trainers are having big years? Our new metric points to some you’d expect – and others flying under the radar.
Trainer Tim Grams and his wife Judy have a modest breeding operation which has thrown plenty of useful runners, the latest of which, Moonlit Song, is a stakes hopeful.
At many tracks young women are prominent in front of the camera as racing analysts; at Charles Town Katherine Turnbull and Bethanny Roll are thriving behind it.
Follow the Notion didn’t race till age three and didn’t find his stride until five. Now six, the late-arriving runner is one of the best at Charles Town.
Charles Town track announcer Paul Espinosa may be a fresh face in racing – but he’s also a third-generation participant in the game.
Jockey Wesley Ho had a spill and a disqualification during an eventful evening at Charles Town.
Cherokee Blessing returned from a 30-month layoff to win her first start back at Charles Town, conjuring memories of Michael Dickinson runners. How’d they do it?
The Casey family started racing at Charles Town over 50 years ago. With two sons in the game and good runners in the barn, their run looks set to continue for years to come.
Jockey Arnaldo Bocachica enjoyed the best year of his career in 2016 – but lost his agent and father-in-law in December. Now, with a new agent, he’s ready to get back to work.
Jockey Brandon Whitacre is looking at three months on the sidelines after a bad spill that knocked him unconscious for 10 minutes and left him with several other injuries.
Jockey Jose Montano earned the 1,000th win of his short career last night at Charles Town.
Hear the Chatter, the longest shot in a six-horse field, posted a dominant win in Charles Town’s featured allowance contest last night.
Honeymoon Cruise, seemingly done after a half-mile, rallied under a hustling Arnaldo Bocachica ride to win Saturday’s Eleanor Casey Memorial Stakes at Charles Town.
Unaquoi and Scottish Denis — winners of Charles Town’s two juvenile filly stakes to date — renew acquaintances in tonight’s Eleanor Casey Memorial Stakes.
Improving four-year-old Start Line bested a rugged Charles Town field that featured three stakes winners Saturday night.
I Need You won Charles Town’s West Virginia Futurity, while Rockin Jo Jo scored in Laurel’s Geisha Stakes.
Charles Town Races will run 76 days of live racing through May 20, 2017, with second-half dates to follow, and hold 23 stakes during the full year.
Make it three wins in four tries in Charles Town’s My Sister Pearl Stakes for Red Hot Diva, who won the event again Saturday evening.
Charitable Annuity turned the tables on West Virginia Breeders Classic winner Slip the Cable, wearing him down late to win the A Huevo Stakes at Charles Town.
John Barleycorn broke his maiden, netted a payday, and earned blacktype all in one shot by taking the Tri-State Futurity at Charles Town Races.