West Virginia Business
EquiLottery, a lottery game using horse racing results, is trying for the second straight year to get legislative approval to operate in West Virginia.
With Charles Town set to open its 2018 season on January 10, horsemen and management alike are looking ahead with some optimism.
The 2018 stakes schedule at Charles Town was put on hold by the state Racing Commission today amid concern that the CT Classic purse of $1.2 million is too high.
Charles Town Races will race on a four-day-per-week schedule in 2018 through April 21; the remainder of the racing calendar will be set later.
Charles Town for the first time is racing Thanksgiving night — the only North American Thoroughbred track to do so — and hopes for a big wagering night.
This year’s 31st West Virginia Breeders Classics will feature nine races with a combined purse of $1 million, including the $350,00 Classic.
The new jackpot wager Charles Town will offer starting August 17 will carry a takeout of twelve percent.
The West Virginia Racing Commission has rescinded seven naproxen positives incurred at Charles Town because of differing screening levels employed by different labs.
Charles Town in April recorded the highest per-race wagering in its 84-year history.
A spate of naproxen positives involving shippers to Charles Town has regional horsemen suspecting contamination even as the Racing Commission investigates
The bill, supported by WV Racing United and Charles Town Races, would initiate a source market fee on ADW wagers in the Mountain State.
The Charles Town Classic wagering menu will feature a guaranteed $100,000 Pick Four. The big day is April 22.
This year’s Charles Town Classic will be televised on Fox Sports 2 as part of NYRA’s television package.
Legislation that would enable EquiLottery in West Virginia was introduced today, with 10 delegates signed on.
Racing interests in West Virginia, through WV Racing United, will seek legislation to allow EquiLottery games as part of the state lottery.
Charles Town Races and EquiLottery announced an agreement that can’t hurt — and could help — spread the word about racing in the Mountain State.
Charles Town Races will play host to 166 days of live racing in 2017
Starting December 1, the takeout on Charles Town’s Pick 4 wagers will drop from 22 percent to a low 15 percent.
The annual Sam Huff Charity Breakfast kicks off West Virginia Breeders Classics day October 8 while helping the local community.