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(Monday, November 14, 2011) Charles Town Approved for 2012 Racing Dates  


Charles Town Approved For 2012 Racing Dates

November 14, 2011


(Charles Town, WV) – Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has announced its live racing schedule for 2012 following approval from the West Virginia Racing Commission at its meeting this morning.  The schedule includes 235 live racing dates beginning with Charles Town’s January 3 card, with four live days per week in July, August and September and five live days the remaining nine months.


In building on the successful transition to Tuesday racing in the first four months of 2011, Charles Town will conduct live racing from Tuesday through Saturday in November and December of 2012, in addition to the January through April stretch.  Sunday racing resumes the day after the Kentucky Derby and continues through the final Sunday in October.


Post time for the first race on Sundays will be 1pm, with all other cards kicking off at 7:15pm.  The only exceptions are a 5:00pm start time on April 14, tentatively scheduled as Charles Town Classic day, as well as 6:00pm for the June 30 Sprint Festival card and Race for the Ribbon program on September 22.   Charles Town’s complete 2012 stakes schedule will be released in the coming months.


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Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, a Penn National Gaming property, is a world-class entertainment venue offering visitors over 4,000 slot machines, more than 100 table games, a 30 table poker room, live and simulcast horse racing and a wide range of food and beverage choices, including Zen Noodle, the 350-seat Epic Buffet, the Final Cut Steakhouse— proud recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and all new Skybox Sports Bar and H Lounge. The historic Charles Town Races has hosted live thoroughbred racing since 1933 and began offering gaming to visitors in 1997. Conveniently located about an hour from the Baltimore and Washington DC beltways, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is one of the region’s fastest growing gaming and entertainment destinations with more than four million visitors each year.


Hotel accommodations can be found on property at the Inn at Charles Town, which features 153 comfortable guest rooms including 18 spacious suites that overlook live thoroughbred racing action. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet and wireless internet access. They can further unwind by taking the complimentary shuttle service to enjoy racing, table and slot action and a diverse selection of dining options at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The Inn at Charles Town offers a variety of venues to host business or social functions.


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