Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is a gambling facility owned by Penn National Gaming and located just outside the eastern city limits of Charles Town, West Virginia. It features a six furlong thoroughbred horse racing facility that is home of the West Virginia Breeders' Classic.

Charles Town Races History

The Charles Town Race Track was opened on December 2, 1933 by the Shenandoah Valley Jockey Club. It has changed owners over the years and in 1997 was purchased by Penn National.

In 2008, the track inaugurated The Sprint Festival, four open stakes worth a total of $500,000. These are the 4-1/2 furlong $200,000 Charles Town Invitational Dash for colts and geldings three-years-old and up, the $100,000 Lady Charles Town for 3-year-old fillies at 4-1/2 furlongs, the $100,000 West Virginia Sprint Derby for 3-year-olds at 4-1/2 furlongs, and the $100,000 Red Legend Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs.

In 2009, it inaugurated the Charles Town Classic for older horses running a distance of one and 1/8 mile. The purse was "tiered" and was determined by the graded status of the winner. The purse's range was from between $500,000 and $1,000,000. In 2010, the purse was increased to $1,000,000, regardless of the winner's prior race record, making it one of the biggest races of the year in the USA.

Charles Town Races Live Horse Racing Schedule

Thursday through Sunday

Horse Racing Schedule

Charles Town Races Layout


 Main Track:Six Furlongs.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 660 Feet.

Post Time at Charles Town Races

7:15pm ET Thurs-Sat, 1pm ET Sun

Charles Town Races Track Code


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Charles Town Races Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Charles Town Races
P.O. Box 551
Charles Town, WV 25414

Street Address:
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
750 Hollywood Drive
Charles Town, WV 25414