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Horsemen see purse, development funds cut

[cleeng_content id=”249608565″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]CHARLES TOWN – Legislation cutting millions of dollars in lottery subsidies earmarked for thoroughbred racing purses and breeder development funds has passed the West Virginia House of Delegates and awaits consideration in the state Senate. House Bill 4333, introduced on behalf of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin as a way […]

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Horsemen, track hit hard by rough winter conditions

[cleeng_content id=”643255799″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]CHARLES TOWN – Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has lost 17 days of live thoroughbred racing since the beginning of the year as a regular pattern of snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures has wreaked havoc throughout the region. But a lack of available horses and the shear number […]

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Bandbox wins graded stakes at Laurel Park

[cleeng_content id=”432344224″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]LAUREL, Md. (Feb. 17) – Bandbox, who won the 2010 Charles Town Juvenile, circled a wall of horses and won for the first time in nearly three years, taking the $250,000 Grade 3 General George Handicap at Laurel Park. Monday’s 10-race card was the first since last Wednesday. A […]

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Horsemen: Purse fund cuts would damage industry

[cleeng_content id=”855674557″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]CHARLES TOWN – Legislation seeking to cut the amount of money appropriated to thoroughbred racing purses and development funds to support other public spending would further diminish a struggling horse industry in West Virginia just as it’s beginning to make long sought progress, says the president of the local […]

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Study: Racing’s impact strongest in Jefferson County

[cleeng_content id=”686874664″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County, home to West Virginia’s first horse track, accounts for nearly half of the approximately $321 million in total business volume attributed to the state’s thoroughbred and greyhound racing industries, a study released Tuesday has concluded. But the report prepared for four racing-related entities, including […]

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Stallion season warming up across West Virginia

[cleeng_content id=”383796147″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]CHARLES TOWN – It’s late January at O’Sullivan Farms and the thoroughbred-breeding season is about to shift from a canter to a gallop. In a few weeks time comes an all-out sprint. Barren mares have been spending several hours a day the past few weeks under lamps trying to […]

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Wise Dan’s final act of 2013 was a big rally to win the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Voters took notice – again. For the second straight year, the Eclipse Awards were the Wise Dan show, with Horse of the Year honors and two other awards going to the consistent performer as […]

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Caixa Eletronica, winner of the 2012 Charles Town Classic and more than $1.8 million in purse earnings, died Saturday after colliding with another horse during morning exercises while training at Belmont Park in New York. The 9-year-old chestnut horse died immediately after fracturing his skull while galloping on the training track and colliding with Six […]

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