Wheeling Downs

Wheeling Downs

There's nothing like watching & betting greyhound racing at Wheeling Island! The West Virginia greyhound racetrack hosts a full calendar of live greyhound races and simulcasts all year long. Originally created as a site for thoroughbred and harness racing in 1866, Wheeling Island has grown, thanks to the introduction of a full-service hotel and banquet center, restaurants, video lottery terminals, table games and other amenities. All of these features make it a premier destination in the region.

In total, Wheeling Island is fully equipped with a 151-room hotel, 1,600 slot machines, a 1000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services, casual and fine dining restaurants, a food court, gift shop and 2,800 parking spaces, including 220 covered spaces among its variety of amenities.


Wheeling Downs History

Wheeling Island's story is a long, complex and fascinating tale. Originally built in 1937 and named Wheeling Downs, the racetrack evolved over time. In the 1940s, it received a facelift courtesy of new shrubbery and steeps that earned it the nickname "miniature Churchill Downs."

Wheeling Downs thrived for years until a cold day in 1962 when a fire ravaged the property. The fire caused enough damage to keep the facility closed for five years and made it necessary for the property to be rebuilt.

Wheeling Downs returned in the 1970s and featured harness and flat racing. But when a series of legislative decisions caused attendance and purse sizes to shrink, Wheeling Downs transitioned from horse racing to greyhound racing in 1976. And thus, a new era was born in which Wheeling reached an even greater potential.

Delaware North purchased the property in 1988 and helped guide it through even further expansion. During this time, the entertainment destination opened a new clubhouse, an elegant dining room and a lounge.

These changes prompted Wheeling Downs to introduce off-track betting and video slot games in 1994. In 1999, "reel" slot machines arrived. The gaming center expanded to 34,000 square feet and the Islander Buffet was introduced to keep gamers satisfied and full.

It wasn't until 2002 that Wheeling Downs officially became known as Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center. The name change coincided with a $68 million expansion that included a deluxe hotel, new gaming space, a showroom and new restaurant offerings.

In 2008, Wheeling Island changed its name again to Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack. In the same year, the property added table games to its offerings.


Wheeling Downs Live Greyhound Racing Schedule

Jan 01 to Dec 31

Horse Racing Schedule


Post Time at Wheeling Downs

Matinee
1:15pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Evening
7:30pm Friday and Saturday

Twin-Tri Forceout - Every Friday Matinee
Tri-Super Forceout - Second Saturday Matinee Every Month


Wheeling Downs Track Code

WHD


Exotic Wagering at Wheeling Downs

$2 WIN
$2 PLACE
$2 SHOW
$2 QUINIELA
$3 PERFECTA
$2 TRIFECTA
$1 KEY TRIFECTA
$1 TRIFECTA BOX
$2 SUPERFECTA (straight)
$1 SUPERFECTA

Wheeling Downs Contact Information

Wheeling Downs
1 South Stone Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Website: www.wheelingdowns.com

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