Charles Town Resumes With Record Non-Classic Day Wagering Totals

In addition to being able to hold the first live Thoroughbred racing card in the Mid-Atlantic region in nearly two months, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia was also able to establish a new track record for the largest non-Charles Town Classic day handle in track history with $4,330,203 being wagered over the course of the nine race program.

The all-sources total for Charles Town’s first day back represents the fifth largest handle in the track’s near 87-year history trailing only the Charles Town Classic events held in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2019.

“After the hard work of so many at the track, within the HBPA and at the state level, we’re incredibly proud to be able to re-establish racing for our community and our horseplayers,” said Erich Zimny, Charles Town’s vice president of Racing & Sports Operations. “There was unquestionably a heightened morale at our property tonight, which is a very welcomed sight during such a difficult time.”

Racing resumed with limited personnel and no spectators on-site.

Charles Town will hold its next live card on Friday evening with the first race kicking off at 7 p.m. EST.  The Friday program will feature multiple stakes winner Parisian Diva taking on a field of 10 in an allowance test that will go as Race 8.

The carryover for the Charles Town 6-12 – the track’s jackpot Pick 6 wager that carries a low 12-percent takeout – stands at $18,785 going into Friday.

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