Charles Town, WV (SportsNetwork.com) - The richest race in the United States outside the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup will once again be run in the spring.
The $1.5 million Charles Town Classic will be conducted at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on Saturday, April 19. The 1 1/8-mile stakes has been run five times since its inauguration in 2009.
The 2013 Classic was won by 3-10 favorite Game On Dude. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 6-year-old gelding held on to win by a half-length over Clubhouse Ride on Charles Town's six-furlong main track. Finishing third was Ron the Greek who would go on to win the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park on Sept. 28.