Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has been approved for its 2022 live racing days, with a 220-day calendar that will see next year’s season kick off on Thursday, January 6 at the track’s standard 7:00 P.M. EST first post.   As per West Virginia state code, Charles Town is required to submit a request for at least 220 live days before attempting to adjust it downward.

While the current schedule calls for 220 live days, it’s the track’s hope that this will not represent the 2022 calendar in its final form.

“We are in discussions with the Charles Town HBPA on amending this calendar and it’s certainly our hope to have a resolution as to what next year will look like sooner than later,” said Charles Town’s Director of Racing Operations Charlie McIntosh.  “The unfortunate reality is that our field size is down nearly one-half a horse compared to 2020, there are almost 300 empty stalls in our barn area currently and the situation with the horse population isn’t improving.”

Charles Town has eight live days remaining in its 2021 season including this evening’s program with the current year’s live racing wrapping up on December 18.