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Lucy’s Bob Boy aiming for lucrative ‘Classic’ payday CHARLES TOWN – If trainer Sandra Dono had any lingering doubts about the health of Lucy’s Bob Boy’s hooves, the chestnut gelding has done a lot to lay those concerns to rest with a stunning performance in his first race in four months. Now the question becomes […]

Giovanni Boldini named West Virginia Horse of the Year

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Charles “Buck” Woodson knew as soon as he laid eyes on him that the leggy dark brown colt was destined for great things. How correct his breeder has turned out to be. Giovanni Boldini, born in 2011 on Woodson’s 40-acre Buckstud Farm near Charles Town, was named West Virginia-bred Horse of the Year […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A bill that would strip statutory requirements for lottery funding earmarked for horse racing purses and make that funding subject to regular appropriation by lawmakers could put existing casino gaming in Jefferson County at risk and decimate the area’s economy, a leading state senator said. Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Jefferson, said […]

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Brother Derek joins Naylee Farm stallion roster

SUMMIT POINT – Five-time graded stakes winner Brother Derek has arrived at Naylee Farm and will take up residence this year standing at stud in West Virginia. The 100-acre thoroughbred breeding and foaling operation in Jefferson County owned by Rene Moore has leased Brother Derek for one year from Airdrie Stud in Kentucky to compliment […]

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Spa Creek remains undefeated on the year

Perhaps with the harsh winter finally behind, at least until the next arctic vortex arrives, Charles Town offered a trio of cards late last week that were more than mildly competitive. Several other West Virginia-breds opted to display their talents at other warmer venues, perhaps at tracks that are not accustomed to seeing them. On […]

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Horsemen see purse, development funds cut

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Horsemen, track hit hard by rough winter conditions

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Bandbox wins graded stakes at Laurel Park

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Horsemen: Purse fund cuts would damage industry

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Study: Racing’s impact strongest in Jefferson County

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