West Virginia Horse Racing News - Latest Stats, Picks and Stories
While West Virginia had enjoyed legal pari-mutuel racing at horse tracks since the 1930s all out of proportion to the state’s actual population, legislation in 1992 allowed the WV horse racing (and greyhound racing, for now) to flourish as never before.
After this legalization, the four racetracks in West Virginia immediately added slot machines, video poker and other such gambling machines. At about this time, simulcast racing was introduced throughout the state’s tracks – and suddenly these venues were full-on profitable gambling plazas.
Allied Racing Stable and Spendthrift Farm's 4-year-old Goldencents colt, MrSource: paulickreport.com
The $1 billion investment InterActiveCorp (IAC) made in BetMGM seems to have been a smart and timely moveSource: calvinayre.com
Most areas in the U.S. don’t have greyhound racing anymore, and those that do know it’s days are numberedSource: calvinayre.com
In what appears to be a wide-open edition of the Grade II, $150,000 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar, seven fillies will face starter Jay Slender Friday for aSource: paulickreport.com
Last Sunday, during a lull in an otherwise raucous Father’s Day celebration with family at his Danville, Virginia, home, Warrick Scott couldn’t help but think of the manSource: theguardian.com
This year, for the first time in its 95-year history and due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Virginia Gold is being held as a livestream event only—no spectatorsSource: paulickreport.com
This Saturday in Virginia, the Middleburg Spring Races will be celebrating 100 years of racingSource: americasbestracing.net
Every May, on the same date as the Kentucky Derby, one of the nation's largest steeplechase events takes place in Northern VirginiaSource: paulickreport.com
After racing last Sunday and Thursday at the mammoth 1Source: calvinayre.com
When the horses leave the gate at Charles Town for the first race on May 14, they’ll become one of the first American tracks to resume operations after closingSource: americasbestracing.net
As countries around the world look at easing lockdown restrictions implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have started to find ways of introducing new measures to guarantee theSource: casinobeats.com
Glorious Empire (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor) and jockey Julien Leparoux win the Sword Dancer (Gr I) at Saratoga Racecourse 8/25/18. Trainer: James L. Lawrence, IISource: paulickreport.com
The Kentucky state House of Representatives passed a nearly $24 billion budget plan last week, and while that spending proposal did not include potential revenues from sports betting, the lawmakerSource: casino.org
Thanks to some last-minute votes by the state legislature this weekend, Virginia will soon be a state for lovers – of gamingSource: casino.org
Runner up last time out behind Mucho Gusto in the Pegasus World Cup, Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister's Mr Freeze proved too much for his rivals in Saturday'sSource: paulickreport.com
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Qatar Racing Limited, Marc Detampel and Bottle Rocket Stable's Vitalogy, scratched from a planned start in the Breeders' Cup last fall, is set to make his eagerly awaited seasonalSource: paulickreport.com
Jim Bakke and Gerry Isbister's Mr Freeze, runner-up to Mucho Gusto in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy JanSource: paulickreport.com
The latest properties to enter the company’s stable came after Vici secured the land and real estate assets of Century Casino Cape Girardeau and Century Casino Caruthersville in Missouri,Source: casinobeats.com
Tom Durant's Silver Dust has now won back-to-back editions of the G3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds, capturing this Saturday's contest by three-quarters ofSource: paulickreport.com
No Guts No Glory Farm's 10-time stakes winner Anna's Bandit is under consideration for the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) FebSource: paulickreport.com
Leading the list of candidates for the 21st running of the Lambholm South Endeavour, to be held next Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, is Gary Barber's 5-year-oldSource: paulickreport.com
Just under a year after its unsuccessful first attempt to tap into sports betting, casino operator Delaware North is ready to wash down the bad taste last spring’s wageringSource: casinonewsdaily.com
International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that it signed a multi-state sports betting agreement with Delaware North Companies Gaming & EntertainmentSource: casinobeats.com
In Indiana and the plan to bring a $125 million casino to the southern city of Terre Haute has reportedly hit a snag after state regulators postponed a licensing hearingSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
Yet another boon came in 2007, when table gaming and poker rooms at approved sites was enacted into law –and predictably did extant racinos hurry to install table gaming. Eleven years later, these same venues would go on to add sports gambling when the US Supreme Court made it so.
Kentucky’s horse racing tracks include:
• Charles Town Races (Ranson, WV) is open real round with all the goodies mentioned above. Live racing is held throughout the year as well three to four times a week. Peak events include the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic and the West Virginia Breeders Classic.
• The Mountaineer Racetrack (Chester, WV). In a location mostly devoted to the casino resort aspect of the place, the Mountaineer’s offerings vis-à-vis racing are limited. In January and February, no live racing is held at all. In the other 10 months of the year, no live racing is held on Wednesdays.
• The Mardi Gras Casino & Resort (Cross Lanes, WV) is host to West Virginia’s bigger, newer and spiffier greyhound racetracks. Five days a week, racing goes off starting at 4:30 pm, but on Saturdays, enthusiasts may enjoy 10 hours’ worth of action.
• Finally, the Wheeling Island Casino Resort was more or less built on the back of the Wheeling greyhound track, one of the oldest continuously running such tracks in the US. The Wheeling is open only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but simulcast racing is available on other days.