- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Racing Commission says it needs the authority to set the number of live racing days at the state’s tracks.

The Charleston Gazette (https://bit.ly/1nq4Rcy ) reports that the commission approved a resolution on Wednesday to seek legislation giving it this authority.

The resolution is aimed at revitalizing the state’s thoroughbred and greyhound racing industry. Tracks are struggling to meet the number of living racing days mandated by state law.

Commissioners approved requests on Wednesday to cancel seven horse racing days at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town in November and December and December’s horse races at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester. The tracks sought the cuts because of a lack of purse funds.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, https://www.wvgazette.com


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