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Mountaineer Race Track

Mountaineer Racing Schedule:

  • Daily

Racing Dates 2012:

  • January 13 - December 11

Post Times:

  • 7:00 p.m.

Mountaineer Race Track Location:

  • Chester, West Virginia

Mountaineer Official Website:

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Mountaineer Facts:

This home to horse racing action was not always hailed by the same name. Previous to the 1990 this horse race track was called the Waterford Park. Like so many race tracks around the country, the Mountaineer Race Track was authorized to have slot machines and in 1994 they installed them for their patrons to enjoy. Thanks to the revenue generated by these slot machines, the Mountaineer Gaming Group is able to offer outstanding purses for their races. Prior to the revitalizing effort, this race track was an old facility that's seen better days. The Mountaineer Race Track was transformed from simple a claiming ground to a full-fledged respectable racetrack.

The Mountaineer Race Track features one main dirt oval track that measures one mile in length. Inside of this track resides the seven furlongs turf track. Horse racing is not the only activity at the Mountaineer Race Track, there's also a full casino and entertainment center located on the premise. As mentioned, the quality of horse racing action at the Mountaineer Race Track has been dramatically improved. The purses and competition have increased, much to the delight of horse racing fans. As a result, more horse racing fans come out to the track and betting is much heavier. Take a look at some of the many stakes races you can now witness at the Mountaineer Race Track:

  • The Panhandle Handicap
  • The Hancock County Handicap
  • The Waterford Park Handicap
  • The I.C. Light Memorial Day Handicap
  • The Decoration Day Handicap
  • The Ohio Valley Handicap
  • The Slipton Fell Handicap
  • The Golden Sylvia Handicap
  • The Coca-Cola Independence Day Stakes
  • The Firecracker Stakes
  • The Mountain State Stakes
  • The West Virginia Derby (Grade III)
  • The West Virginia Governor's Stakes
  • The Harvey Arneault Memorial Breeders' Cup Stakes
  • The West Virginia Senate President's Breeders' Cup
  • The West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker's Cup
  • The West Virginia Legislature Chairman's Cup
  • The West Virginia Secretary of State
  • The Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes
  • The Mountaineer Juvenile Fillies Stakes
  • The Labor Day Stakes
  • The Summer Finale Stakes
  • The Fall Stakes
  • The Autumn Leaves Stakes
  • The Mountaineer Mile Handicap
  • The Sophomore Sprint Championship Stakes
  • The Christmas Stakes
  • The New Year's Eve Stakes

The Mountaineer Race Track is now transformed and full of awesome and exciting horse racing action every day of their season.


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