CHESTER, W.Va. — Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester is seeking state approval to reduce its horse racing schedule.
The West Virginia Racing Commission will hold a public hearing on Mountaineer’s proposal.
Mountaineer Park Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association John Baird said the proposal would eliminate 14 live racing days and also reduce the schedule from 10 nightly races to nine in October and November.
Baird said the proposed cuts are connected to state lawmakers taking money from the purse money horsemen rely on for winnings.
The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. in the Millsop Community center in Weirton.