Charles Town

YESTERDAY April 18, 2015
Despite racing wide on both turns of the $150,000 Sugar Maple Stakes, Taketheodds dug in through the stretch under jockey Mike Smith and was up by a neck to deny Flattering Bea a repeat victory in the seven-furlong race for fillies and mares.
While Shared Belief was pulled up on the backstretch of the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic on Saturday with an apparent stifle injury, Moreno was storming home a two-length winner.
Even-money favorite Control Stake somewhat surprisingly wasn't on the early lead in the $100,000 Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes at Charles Town on Saturday. Instead, he found himself in a stalking position in the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds.
Shared Belief stumbled at the start of the Charles Town Classic and then was pulled up on the backstretch, six furlongs from the start. Mike Smith dismounted and Shared Belief appeared to be standing on all four legs. He is being vanned off in the ...
Russell Road broke running in the $50,000 Confucious Say Stakes and never was seriously challenged while making his first start since winning the $450,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic last October.
April 16, 2015
While the serious business of the Charles Town Classic won’t come until race 12 on Saturday, there are a number of interesting races leading up to the main event.
Shared Belief should win the Charles Town Classic on Saturday as a very short-priced favorite. Still, several obstacles stand between Shared Belief and victory.
With the Derby preps over, this is certainly a calmer week, with the notable exception of America’s best horse leaving California for the first time and racing in the Charles Town Classic on Saturday. The superstars are the horses that get beyond the ...
I’m taking an upset shot with General a Rod in Saturday’s Charles Town Classic.
April 15, 2015
For Saturday’s Charles Town Classic, Shared Belief will be traveling by plane for the first time since he was a young horse heading West from his Kentucky birthplace. He will be asked to handle his first deepish, Eastern racing surface. He will also be ...