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Lucy’s Bob Boy ends year with decisive victory

Lucy’s Bob Boy has competed in each of the past three runnings of the A Huevo Stakes, including winning the race in convincing fashion for a second-straight year Saturday night.

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State-bred juvenile Golden Years scores huge at Maryland Million

Two-year-old colt on to Florida for winter CHARLES TOWN – While many local racing fans were able to see a pair of talented West Virginia-bred juveniles prevail on the West Virginia Breeders Classics card, perhaps the best state-bred runner foaled in 2012 had already won earlier that day at Laurel Park. In the opening race […]

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Ex-NFL stars, $1.2M in purses top Breeders’ Classic weekend

Activities also include gala dinner, golf outing CHARLES TOWN – It all begins with a morning Sports Breakfast of Champions and continues with a nine-race card filled with the top thoroughbred talent in the state that evening when the 28th West Virginia Breeders’ Classics event goes off Oct. 18 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town […]

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Carnival Carl wins Charles Town feature

Wise Dan victorius in Shadwell Turf at Keeneland, conections face Cup race decision CHARLES TOWN – In the weeks leading up to the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics here Oct. 18, the Saturday evening cards are often a mix of allowance events and maiden special weight races for horses whose owners and trainers are still looking […]

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Maidens take center stage at Charles Town

Younger horses 
jockeying for position on coveted Breeders’ Classic night program CHARLES TOWN – While Belmont Park and Santa Anita offered a bevy of lucrative stakes that were designed to serve as preps for the Breeders Cup Championship races on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races presented […]

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Miss Behaviour romps in lucrative Charles Town Oaks score

Pants On Fire, Geeky 
Gorgeous take open stakes CHARLES TOWN – On a perfect night for racing, Charles Town hosted its annual “Race for the Ribbon” card Saturday that featured a trio of open stakes that perhaps trumped the earlier effort of local state-bred star Lucy’s Bob Boy. A solid field of 10 3-year-old fillies […]

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Lucy’s Bob Boy blazes trail toward Classic rebound

Harlan’s Destiny, Hear the Chatter bask in 
juvenile stakes victories CHARLES TOWN – It would be difficult to find a horse that regularly performs better on “Race for the Ribbon” night than Lucy’s Bob Boy. He is simply unbeatable. The 5-year-old chestnut gelding won his fourth race in as many years on that race day […]

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) – Curlin, a two-time Horse of the Year who retired as North America’s all-time leading money earner, led the class of inductees late last week into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. Joining Curlin were two thoroughbreds, three horsemen and a pair of sportsmen enshrined during a ceremony at […]

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Back in the saddle again

Lucy’s Bob Boy snaps losing skid with impressive outing CHARLES TOWN – Things just hadn’t been going well for Lucy’s Bob Boy. The reigning West Virginia-bred Older Male Horse of the Year had lost his last three races by a combined 41 1/2 lengths. Nagging hoof problems had forced his trainer, Sandra Dono, to keep […]

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Nine-race card totals $1.28M 
in purses, $125K more than ’13 CHARLES TOWN – There will be more on the line during this fall’s West Virginia Breeders’ Classics series. The bottom line, that is. The amount of purse money available for seven of the nine stakes races scheduled for Oct. 18 at Hollywood Casino at Charles […]

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