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Mountaineer Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racecourse and casino resort located in Chester, West Virginia. It offers live horse racing all year round.
Mountaineer Racecourse is located along the Ohio River on West Virginia's North shore and is part of a bigger gaming resort complex. Mountaineer Racecourse lies approximately 40 miles south of Youngstown, Ohio, 109 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio and 38 miles west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania .
Aside from horse racing, Mountaineer Racecourse also offers slots and table gaming, as well as live entertainment shows. It is also a popular venue for conventions and special events.
Prior to 1990, Mountaineer Racecourse was known as Waterford Park .
Mountaineer Racecourse hosts the Grade III West Virginia Derby, a race increasingly growing in stature. Mountaineer Racecourse also runs many stakes and overnight handicaps. Among them are:
- Panhandle Handicap
- Hancock County Handicap
- Waterford Park Handicap
- Mountaineer Mile Handicap
- Labor Day Handicap
- Ohio Valley Handicap
Mountaineer Racecourse Features
Mountaineer Racecourse has a one mile dirt oval. It also has a turf course measuring seven furlongs long and is found inside the dirt racecourse. The racecourse is curved slightly in the front stretch.
Mountaineer announced the opening of it's casino table games for December 20th, 2007. The resort will furnish it's gamblers with 50 casino table games. Among these are blackjack, three card poker, and roulette.
Mountaineer Racecourse History
Since 1951, Mountaineer Racecourse focused its operations on pari-mutuel wagering and related amenities.
Since the mid-1990s, the Company has repositioned the facility as a gaming, convention and diversified entertainment destination. Its main sources of visitor traffic are Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
In 1994, Mountaineer Racecourse was authorized to have slot machines.
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