West Virginia Business
With Covid-19 cases in its jockeys’ room, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will not host live racing this weekend, the second straight.
The sudden passing of Charles Town trainer Leslie Condon affects more than three dozen horses in her care, and the community is taking action.
Necessity being the mother of invention, Charles Town Races will for the first time hold its two graded races, the Classic and Oaks, on the same card.
Leslie Condon, a trainer at Charles Town Races and CTHBPA board member, passed away unexpectedly Thursday at age 49.
The Charles Town Classic and Charles Town Oaks, the two graded races on the track’s calendar, drew robust nominations for their 2020 renewals August 28.
In its Thursday card, Charles Town will have a carryover of more than $35,000 in the Pick 5, which kicks off in race four.
Natural Attraction scored at first asking to be the first winner for new sire Golden Years as Charles Town hosted its first two baby races of 2020.
The Charles Town Classic and Oaks will share a date this year – August 28 – and both will go for smaller purses in 2020, the former’s reduced to $600,000.
Charles Town Races announced Monday that it would start allowing spectators in the first-floor grandstand effective June 22.
After a nearly-two-month break, Charles Town Races is now scheduled to resume live racing on May 14.
The more fortunate trainers at Charles Town can focus on keeping their horses fit, but for those less fortunate the coronavirus emergency could be dire.
In the wake of a “stay-at-home” order issued by WV Gov. Jim Justice, Charles Town Races announced today it would cease live racing “until further notice.”
After two dark days, Charles Town Races will resume live racing Friday, March 20. The track also announced it will postpone the CT Classic to an as-yet undetermined date.
For the second straight day, the coronavirus has prompted Charles Town to cancel its racing while it seeks permission to run going forward.
Charles Town Races has canceled its March 18 card following an executive order by Gov. Jim Justice closing casinos.
After a decadelong fight, the West Virginia Legislature last week approved advance deposit wagering with four percent of handle going back to the industry.
Sunday’s WV-bred awards honored the best West Virginia-breds, and in several categories, the voters couldn’t pick just one.
With six months in the job, Charles Town Racing Secretary Elizabeth Rogers is earning plaudits from coworkers and trainers alike.
The West Virginia Racing Commission announced it willhire an equine medical director, establish a medical review board, and take other equine-safety steps.