West Virginia Racing
Neither trainer Gerald Coker, Jr. nor owner Gary Hemp has ever won a stake. But undefeated Ihearuknockin has given them reason to dream.
Charles Town Races kicked off its 2018 with the Tri-State Stakes, and William and Mary started the new year just like he ended the old, with an easy win.
The Tri-State Futurity – delayed by a dearth of entries until today – kicks off Charles Town’s 2018 season with William and Mary the horse to beat.
Trainer Jeff Runco won his 4000th race yesterday, it coming at Laurel Park, a remarkable milestone he credited to his horses, owners, and help.
Father James and son John Casey swept the first three spots in Saturday’s Eleanor Casey Memorial Stakes, named for their wife and mother. Plus, PA Nursery resutls.
Trainer James Casey and his son John both will saddle horses entered in the Eleanor Casey Memorial — named for James’s wife — at Charles Town Saturday.
Trainer Jeff Runco doesn’t have to look far to be reminded of his sons. Many of his best horses were named in their honor.
T Rex Express, five times the runner-up in stakes company, broke through in a big way to win the My Sister Pearl Stakes at Charles Town on Saturday.
Romantic Cork, who held on to win the WVBC Distaff last month, will look to strike again in Saturday’s $50,000 My Sister Pearl Stakes at Charles Town.
Veteran Charles Town-based trainer Lee Couchenour has a small stable these days — but a potential star in undefeated sophomore filly Sonde of Music.
The Jeff Runco trainee North Atlantic got the jump on his rival Charitable Annuity and went on to post a one-length win in yesterday’s A Huevo Stakes at Charles Town.
Saturday’s A Huevo Stakes at Charles Town will reconvene the top trio from the WV Breeders Classic in winner Charitable Annuity, North Atlantic, and Weekend Liberty.
Bound to Windsor and William and Mary – both trained by James Casey – ran one-two in the faster division of the WV Futurity last night at Charles Town.
William and Mary, ineligible for last month’s WVBC, looks strong as he tries to make amends in Saturday’s West Virginia Futurity at Charles Town.
More than two dozen horses that have started at Charles Town in recent years have shown up in Breeders’ Cup races, including a two-time BC champ.
Three horses set West Virginia Breeders Classics stakes records on Saturday, and all-sources handle also established an event record.
Jockey Christian Hiraldo won three stakes on WV Breeders Classics night, including the Classic, aboard Charitable Annuity, and the Cavada with Moonlit Song.
Milloinaire West Virginia-bred Lucy’s Bob Boy was officially retired in a pre-race ceremony tonight at Charles Town, joining longtime rival Russell Road.
Trainer Manolo Mangual nearly died in a motorcycle accident in July. So you can understand his excitement at winning his first-ever stake tonight.