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.
Omaha Beach cruised through a five-furlong work in 1:00.72 Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park, his final breeze for Saturday's Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)Source: paulickreport.com
A committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives reportedly passed proposed legislation yesterday that could soon see the southern state become the latest to legalize sportsbetting, fantasy sports contests andSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
America’s Best Racing, Belle Premium American Vodka, and handicapper (and avid gambler) Monique Vág team up to provide horseplayers with their best bets of the weekendSource: americasbestracing.net
But when owner-trainer Tim Padilla traveled to Purcell, OklaSource: paulickreport.com
A Kentucky-bred star in Mexico, Letruska will face her toughest test to date Saturday when she meets a field of 13 in the $75,000 Tropical Park Oaks atSource: paulickreport.com
With multiple divisions producing chaos throughout the year, narrowing down a list of the five greatest upsets in 2019 is easier said than doneSource: extra.betamerica.com
Allied Racing Stable LLC's 2019 TwinspiresSource: paulickreport.com
A new study undertaken by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission has looked into the potential impacts of casinos and gambling in Virginia, with the state’s general assemblySource: casinobeats.com
Graded stakes winner Si Que Es Buena is one of three contenders from trainer Graham Motion taking aim at Saturday's Grade 3, $400,000 Long Island for fillies andSource: paulickreport.com
Lauren and Rene Wolcott, the owners and breeder of Sadler’s Joy at their Woodslane Farm in Virginia, caught on quickly after making a couple of regretful mistakesSource: usracing.com
Trainer Fausto Gutierrez sent Kukulkan to the Gulfstream Park racetrack Sunday morning for a half-mile workout in preparation for a planned start in the Copa Confraternidad del Caribe onSource: paulickreport.com
The Maryland Jockey Club announced NovSource: bloodhorse.com
The Breeders’ Cup may be over, but stakes action at racetracks across the country continues with exciting added-money action taking place at from coast to coastSource: usracing.com
One week before the best thorouhgbreds in the world will convene at Santa Anita Park for the Breeders Cup races on turf and dirt, Mohawk Park hosted eight Breeders CrownSource: extra.betamerica.com
Keeneland’s closing day will be the site of the Race of The Week, as we get ready for the Breeders’ Cup in just 1 weekSource: blog.racebets.com
Since the Breeders’ Cup travels from one track to another each year, there are occasions when the Dirt Mile is contested as a one-turn race—almost an elongated sprint—Source: extra.betamerica.com
Anna's Bandit has turned into the kind of horse her connections always believed she could be, but it wasn't as easy as the 5-year-old mare hasSource: paulickreport.com
The animal welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent out a news release about the incident Oct. 16, including photos taken SeptSource: bloodhorse.com
Horse racing fans are accustomed to seeing thoroughbreds compete during the day and standardbreds race at night,but tomorrow the roles will be reversed at several ovals as Yonkers RacewaySource: extra.betamerica.com
A financially stricken New York off-track betting operator (OTB) is suing multibillion-dollar gaming and hospitality company Delaware North (DN) for allegedly using a Long Island slots parlor asSource: casino.org
Multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining got trainer Kelly Rubley's season off to a strong start, and she's poised to close the year with another promising prospect in undefeated fillySource: paulickreport.com
Riding at Churchill Downs for the first time since 1985, Gerard Melancon guided Mocito Rojo to an upset victory in the Lukas Classic Wayne TSource: paulickreport.com
Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister's Mr Freeze circled three-wide on the turn for home, grabbed the lead at the quarter pole and held a rallying Thirstforlife at baySource: paulickreport.com
Mountaineer is among three properties Century Casinos is buying from the racetrack's parent company Eldorado ResortsSource: bloodhorse.com
After originally announcing the acquisition in June this year, the West Virginia Lottery Commission has approved the sale of the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort from Eldorado Resorts, IncSource: 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.