As it stands right now, the WV purse fund does not have enough money in it to stay in the black if the purse for the Gr. 2 Charles Town Classic remains at $1.25 Million, like Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races wants it to be. However, the WV Racing Commission has final say and approves the purse for this race.
Please contact the WV Racing Commission and let them know that the Charles Town Classic purse should be $750,000 in the best interest of WV racing. Help keep purse money in WV as breeders and owners make investments in WV horses, property, and associated businesses.
You can submit your request directly to the WVRC here: http://www.racing.wv.gov/Pages/contact.aspx
Thank you for your attention in this matter.