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Guaranteed US$1 Million Stake For Charles Town Classic
In the US, 2010’s running of the Charles Town Classic has been guaranteed prizemoney of US$1 million by Charles Town Race & Slots, according to bloodhorse.com. Run for the 1st time last year, The US$1 million purse was only guaranteed in 2009 if the winner had already won a Gr1 race. The race is now one of the few non-Breeders’ Cup races to carry a guaranteed stake of that magnitude. The Classic will be run on April 17 in West Virginia. In September Charles Town will host the US$400,000 Charles Town Race For The Ribbon, the richest fillies-only race in the US run over a distance less than a mile.