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Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races is a Racino (horse-racing track and Casino) in Charles Town, West Virginia, United States. It opened in 1933, at Hollywood Drive.

Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Race Course is a horse-racing track in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States. It opened on August 3, 1863, and is the oldest organized sporting venue of any kind in the United States. It is typically open for racing from late July through early September.

History

Before it was called Charles Town, it was Jefferson County Races, opened on December 3, 1933, originally owned by Albert and Joseph Boyle, located in West Virginia, USA.

The first track in West Virginia to operate when the state legalized racing and parimutuel betting. In 1964, Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course owners purchased the track. Under their management, they first installed lights for night racing. In 1972, it was again sold to Shenandoah Corporation. Then, year-round racing in Shenandoah Downs was moved to Charles Town. However, Shenandoah Downs is still utilized as a training track. Sunday racing was introduced in 1979. In 1996, West Virginia voters agreed to place video lottery machines at the state’s tracks. Then in 1997, Penn National Gaming Inc. purchased the racetrack until today.

It is now recognized as Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, which is now a Racino. The owner of this track is the Gaming and Leisure Properties, and the Operating license holder is the Penn National Gaming.

Track Details

The main track measures six furlongs with a 600 ft distance from the last turn to the finish line. The chute measures four and one-half furlongs. The capacity of the Grandstand can accommodate seating with 3,500 patrons, while the clubhouse seating with 2,500 patrons.

They also have Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, Air-conditioned, and Bar. They also have 3,500 slot machines, over 100 table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, live poker, Mini-Baccarat and Pai Gow Poker, live entertainment, a wide range of food, and beverage choices, and live and simulcast horse racing. ¾ of the mile surface of the facility attracts some of the East Coast’s best trainers, horses, and jockeys.

History

Before it was called Charles Town, it was Jefferson County Races, opened on December 3, 1933, originally owned by Albert and Joseph Boyle, located in West Virginia, USA.

The first track in West Virginia to operate when the state legalized racing and parimutuel betting. In 1964, Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course owners purchased the track. Under their management, they first installed lights for night racing. In 1972, it was again sold to Shenandoah Corporation. Then, year-round racing in Shenandoah Downs was moved to Charles Town. However, Shenandoah Downs is still utilized as a training track. Sunday racing was introduced in 1979. In 1996, West Virginia voters agreed to place video lottery machines at the state’s tracks. Then in 1997, Penn National Gaming Inc. purchased the racetrack until today.

It is now recognized as Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, which is now a Racino. The owner of this track is the Gaming and Leisure Properties, and the Operating license holder is the Penn National Gaming.

Track Details

The main track measures six furlongs with a 600 ft distance from the last turn to the finish line. The chute measures four and one-half furlongs. The capacity of the Grandstand can accommodate seating with 3,500 patrons, while the clubhouse seating with 2,500 patrons.

They also have Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, Air-conditioned, and Bar. They also have 3,500 slot machines, over 100 table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, live poker, Mini-Baccarat and Pai Gow Poker, live entertainment, a wide range of food, and beverage choices, and live and simulcast horse racing. ¾ of the mile surface of the facility attracts some of the East Coast’s best trainers, horses, and jockeys.

History

John Hunter, who became the first chairman of The Jockey Club, and William R. Travers built Saratoga Race Course. The original track was built across Union Avenue from the present Saratoga Race Course at the current location of the Oklahoma Track (training track), which opened the following year. Since 1864 the track has been the site of the Travers Stakes, the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in the United States, which is the main draw of the annual summer race meeting. The Saratoga meet originally consisted of only four days, but over time was lengthened, and for many years, the meet lasted for four weeks. In the 1990’s it was lengthened to five weeks. Today it is a six-week meeting ending on Labor Day. In 2009, NYRA extended the 2010 racing meet by 4 days. From 1943 to 1945, racing was not held at Saratoga Race Course due to travel restrictions during the war. During those years, the stakes races that would have been run at Saratoga Race Course were contested at Belmont Park instead.

Saratoga Race Course has two well-known nicknames — The Spa (for the nearby mineral springs), and the “Graveyard of Champions” (for the upsets that have occurred there). Man o’ War suffered his only defeat in 21 starts while racing at Saratoga Race Course; Secretariat was defeated at Saratoga Race Course by Onion after winning the Triple Crown; and Gallant Fox was beaten by 100-1 long shot Jim Dandy in the 1930 Travers Stakes. In 1999, Saratoga Race Course was rated as Sports Illustrated’s #10 sports venue of the 20th Century.

As is the case with the other two tracks operated by the New York Racing Association – Aqueduct and Belmont Park – there are three separate tracks in the main course at Saratoga Race Course.

Contact

  • 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414, United States

  • Phone: +1 800-795-7001

  • http://hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com/

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