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(Wednesday, August 11, 2010) West Virginia Breeders' Classic Lineup



$500,000 Classic Anchors West Virginia Breeders’ Classic Lineup
August 11, 2010


(Charles Town, WV) – The $500,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic will once again highlight an all-stakes card when the 24th annual West Virginia Breeders’ Classics is held at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on October 16th.  All told, nine stakes, worth nearly $1.3 million in total, will comprise the Breeders’ Classics card.  


The $500,000 Breeders’ Classic will be backstopped by the $250,000 Cavada, a seven furlong test for fillies and mares, and seven additional stakes, each carrying a $75,000 purse.


“The West Virginia Breeders’ Classics is always a great showcase for the breeding industry in West Virginia,” said Carol Holden, President of West Virginia Breeders’ Classics, Ltd.  “We look forward to another great night of racing at Charles Town.”


This year’s Breeders’ Classic is expected to include defending champion Russell Road, who took the race by 8 lengths in 2009.  Ghostly Thunder could make it a matchup of the past two winners of the race should he start in the Breeders’ Classic.  Ghostly Thunder posted an allowance win on July 16th, which marked his first trip to the winners’ circle since the 2008 Breeders’ Classic.


West Virginia Breeders’ Classics XXIV will once again be aired live during a thirty-minute broadcast on Comcast SportsNet, with a replay on Fox Sports affiliates the following morning.  Additionally, HRTV™ will provide live, in-studio coverage of the entire Breeders’ Classics card as it has done the previous two years.


Post time for the first race on October 16 will be 7:15pm EST.


West Virginia Breeders’ Classic XXIV Schedule




WV Breeders' Classic


3&up, 1 1/8 Miles

WV Jefferson Security  Bank Cavada Breeders' Classic


F&M 3&up, 7 Furlongs

WV Breeders' Classic Distaff


F&M 3&up, 1 1/8 Miles

WV Dash for Cash Breeders' Classic


3&up, 4 1/2 Furlongs

WV Division of Tourism Breeders' Classic


F 3YO, 7 Furlongs

WV Farm Family Insurance & V. Moscarelli Breeders' Classic


2YO, 6 1/2 Furlongs

WV Lottery Breeders' Classic


3YO, 7 Furlongs

WV Thoroughbred Breeders Association Onion Juice Breeders' Classic


3&up, 7 Furlongs

WV Triple Crown Nutrition Breeders' Classic


F 2YO, 4 1/2 Furlongs



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Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, a Penn National Gaming property, is a world-class entertainment venue offering visitors more than 5,000 slot machines, live and simulcast horse racing and a wide range of food and beverage choices, including the 350-seat Epic Buffet. The historic Charles Town Races has hosted live thoroughbred racing since 1933 and began offering gaming to visitors in 1997.  Conveniently located about a one-hour drive from the Baltimore and Washington DC beltways, Charles Town Races & Slots 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, wireless internet access and can unwind by taking the complimentary shuttle service to enjoy racing, slot action and dining at one of nine restaurants at Hollywood Casino at Charles town Races.  The Inn at Charles Town offers a variety of rooms to host business or social functions.


Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races recently introduced table games and a poker room to a newly renovated casino floor and was rebranded in a 1930s art deco look. For more information, visit