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- West Virginia-breds will receive an additional $1 million over the coming year as the result of a balance in the West Virginia Accredited Race Fund, the Blood-Horse reports. Racing at Mountaineer Park and Charles Town Races will share equally.
- The West Virginia Racing Commission will conduct an evaluation of the racing strip at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, according to the Blood-Horse. Commissioners indicated that the move was in response to comments they had received from horsemen at the track.
- West Virginia’s greyhound racing industry may be on its last legs, says the Observer-Reporter newspaper of Washington County, a victim of changing public interests and potentially the victim of a legislative effort to “decouple” greyhound racing and casino gaming.
- American Pharoah’s Triple Crown, Breeders’ Cup, Horse of the Year campaign garnered one more honor: the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities’ Longines World’s Best Racehorse award.
- Maryland stud farm’s stallion show highlighted rookies Imagining and Bourbon Courage, Joe Clancy wrote on thisishorseracing.com.
- When you win the MVP of the Super Bowl, you famously go to Disney Land. But now that jockey Victor Espinoza has won the Triple Crown, he’s contemplating retirement, according to the Paulick Report.