Charles Town

The West Virginia Racing Commission on Monday voted 3-0 to approve the $1.2 million purse of the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic and the track's 2018 stakes schedule. The decision came 13 days after the commission voted 2-0 to limit the Classic purse to ...Full Story >>
January 31, 2018
The West Virginia Racing Commission, which on Jan. 23 voted not to approve the purse of the state's biggest horse race, the $1.2 million Charles Town Classic, has called another meeting for Monday. The first item on the agenda calls to "rescind ...
January 23, 2018
Russell Road, one of only two West Virginia-breds to earn more than $2 million, died last weekend of colic at age 12, according to James W. Casey, who trained him for nine seasons.
January 10, 2018
William and Mary ran to his 1-10 odds in the $70,600 Tri-State Futurity at Charles Town on Wednesday evening, winning by three lengths under jockey Antonio Lopez. The win improved the 3-year-old son of Windsor Castle's record to four wins from five starts.
December 08, 2017
Jeff Runco has long dominated the trainer standings at Charles Town and wrapped up his 12th consecutive title months ago. On Saturday, he sent out the 4,000th winner of his career when Vua Saigon won the fifth race at Laurel Park.
April 20, 2017
Even without a calendar, the signs of April are obvious. The Cubbies are losing games again. The cala lilies have been in glorious bloom. And Imperative is heading to West Virginia for the Charles Town Classic. It is hard to imagine a world without ...
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 ...
July 15, 2014
Susie Schramm, who lives on her horse farm in Shepherdstown, W.V., got a call from animal control, explaining they had a horse that was in really bad shape. They asked if she could pick him up and take him to a veterinarian for an evaluation. She ...
April 15, 2014
Two weeks before the Kentucky Derby, when all the major Derby preps are done, is perfect timing to get some attention for your race and your race track. And Charles Town management has certainly done that with a huge purse and what promises to be a ...
March 18, 2014
Charles Town will not only offer six stakes worth almost $2 million in total on its April 19 Charles Town Classic card, but the track also will offer a $100,000-guaranteed all-stakes pick four on the final four races.
February 10, 2014
Track information and stakes schedule for the 2014 Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races meet.