Racing Opportunities

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races (www.hollywoodcasinocharlestown/racing) currently offers 3 races per day that are restricted to accredited WV bred and/or sired horses. The track offers 300 days of racing and features the West Virginia Breeders Classic, with over $1 million in purses.

Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort ( offers 1 race per day that is restricted to accredited WV bred and/or sired horses. The meet is open May - early December and features the Grade 3, $500,000 West Virginia Derby for 3-year-olds

A minimum of 14 WV Stake races per year including the West Virginia Futurity are offered for accredited WV Foaled and/or Sired horses. WV Futurity nominations must be made by Dec 31 of the year the mare is covered and she must breed back to an accredited WV Stallion only, following the birth of the nominated foal to meet eligibility requirements. Additional payment to maintain eligibility is due by June 15 of the 2 year old year. Refund request due by August 15 of the foaling year. Please refer to the WV Futurity Nomination form for specific requirements.

Accredited WV Bred and/or Sired thoroughbred horses are also eligible to run in the WV Breeders Classic races. Please contact the WV Breeders Classics, LTD office at 304-725-0709 for the requirements and more information about their program.

Horses foaled in WV are eligible to be nominated for the Tri-State Futurity. Please Contact Susan Graham at 304-724-4206 for requirements and information regarding the Tri-State Futurity.
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