West Virginia Racing
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.
The owners of the Charles Town Classic and Sugar Maple winners probably agree on at least one thing: “The whole life is about family,” one said.
Things kept happening in pairs on the undercard of this afternoon’s Grade 2 Charles Town Classic.
Our Charles Town Classic day dashboard and stakes snippets…
Today’s Late Pick 4 at Charles Town, featuring the G2 Charles Town Classic, has a $1.25 million guarantee.
Trainer Jason Servis spent some of his formative years living in a trailer park in Charles Town. Saturday he’ll saddle Sunny Ridge to try to win $750,000 there.
Charles Town trainers tackling open company on Saturday’s big card know they’re up against it – but “it’s up to the horses,” one says.
Only one favorite has won the Charles Town Classic in its eight-year history. Who were the longest shots to win it?
The three fillies at the head of the Charles Town sophomore class all will run in undercard stakes Saturday, though one, Cuttin Edge Tech, will take on the boys.
Stanford will look to defend his G2 Charles Town Classic title Saturday against a field that includes 2014 champ Imperative.
The Charles Town Classic has always attracted good horses in search of a payday. But in the first running, local hero Researcher boosted local pride with an upset.
The three open stakes on the Charles Town Classic undercard — the Sugar Maple, Hilton Memorial, and Russell Road Stakes — have drawn over 130 nominations.