The Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort is located in Chester, West Virginia. The track is a one-mile dirt track oval and there is a seven-furlong turf course. The casino added slot machines in 1994, which has given gamblers another avenue when not betting on the live racing.
Mountaineer Park holds the West Virginia Derby, which is the biggest race of the season. In 2015, the West Virginia Derby will be held on Saturday, August 1st, 2015. The purse is $750,000, which is larger than any other race this year at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. The most recent winner of the race is Tapiture, whose jockey was Rosie Napravnick.
There is both live racing and simulcast at Mountaineer Park, in which the local bettors can wager on races at other locations and watch them on television. The casino has slot machines and table games, which is another avenue for gambling on site.
Mountaineer Park has a very full racing schedule, as the month of May consists of races Saturday through Wednesday. That schedule remains nearly the entire season as there are plenty of times for the bettors to get in on the action in horse race gambling.
Horse Racing Tracks