West Virginia Racing
“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.
Defending champ Stanford, 2014 winner Imperative, and six Grade 1 winners are among 72 horses nominated to the G2 Charles Town Classic.
Moonlit Song, Cuttin Edge Tech, and Lies and Scandals, who faced each other February 15, all won Charles Town allowances last night.
Two of the best horses to run for trainer Ronney Brown have Charles Town stakes named after them – but his true hallmark has been his year-in year-out consistency.
He’s been a groom, a jock’s agent, an on-air analyst. Now trainer Hubert Gaffney has a growing barn — and a compelling reason to come home each day.
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.