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Keselowski taking long road toward respect

Keselowski taking long road toward respect

Brad Keselowski might as well sign up as the next celebrity target at a comedy roast.

American Pharoah among early Triple Crown nominees

American Pharoah, last year’s champion 2-year-old male, and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Take Charge Brandi lead the list of 429 early nominees for the Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds.

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NASCAR to leave championship format unchanged

NASCAR won’t change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said last week is “overwhelmingly popular” with fans.

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Dual Classic winner California Chrome named horse of the year

California Chrome’s rags-to-riches story keeps getting better.

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Voter reveals choices for horse racing’s Eclipse Awards

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Derby, Preakness winner California Chrome for horse of the year honors Ballots that were distributed to the numerous members of the National Turf Writers Association, the Daily Racing Form and National Thoroughbred Racing Association to determine the various divisional champions and thoroughbred racing’s horse of the year were due […]

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My Cat George takes down allowance

During a week in which the Eclipse Award ballots were sent out to members of the National Turf Writers Association to determine the various division winners and horse of the year to be announced on Jan. 17, Charles Town offered a solid card on Saturday night that highlighted the juveniles in races prior to the final stakes of the year, the $50,000 Eleanor Casey Memorial for state-bred 2-year-old fillies.

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Harlan’s Destiny sweeps annual juvenile filly stakes at Charles Town

If all goes according to plan, it will be awhile before West Virginia horse racing fans see Harlan’s Destiny again at the local track.

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The envelope please, and the winner is …

The end of the year typically brings with it the handing out of awards for annual accomplishment.

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West Virginia-bred Golden Years wins open stake in Maryland

While many of the state-bred stakes races at Charles Town this year have long been decided as are, perhaps, the various divisional honors among state-bred runners and horse of the year, a quartet of talented West Virginia-bred horses arrived in Maryland on Saturday afternoon to compete in open stakes and allowance races that have typically been tough tasks.

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While the A Huevo Stakes on Saturday night garnered center stage for the weekend races at Charles Town, the Thursday and Wednesday evening programs both had something to offer. In fact, the two cards were almost completely contradictory of one another.

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