Mountaineer Park, or, Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, as it is now commonly known, is an American Thoroughbred venue located nearby New Cumberland in West Virginia. It is owned by the Eldorado Resorts conglomerate and is also known for becoming the first racetrack to include slot machines within its installations, thus becoming the first "racino".

Its history begins by 1937, when Al Boyle, the then president of the Charles Town races purchased the land with the intent of building a racetrack and grandstand. It was originally named Waterford Downs, after Boyle's own family ancestral home of Waterford, Ireland. Construction of the site was delayed for a period that lasted more than a decade, but eventually, and after changing its name to Waterford Park, it finally opened to the horse racing enthusiasts on May 19th, 1951.

Mountaineer Park underwent several changes of ownership and management, starting in 1969 when it was purchased by James F. Edwards, who in turn sold it to the Ogden Corporation a few years later. By 1987, it was acquired by Bill Blair, who renamed it as Mountaineer Park.

During the 1990s, the Excalibur Holdings Co. took over the reins of the racetrack, and introduced Slot Machines into the racetrack's compound, officially transforming Mountaineer Park into the first racino in the United States. The racetrack features an oval one-mile long dirt track and a seven-furlong turf track.

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Mountaineer Park Racetrack Facts:

  • Racecourse type: American Thoroughbred (dirt & turf)
  • Purse: varies.
  • Venue Capacity: N/A
  • Track length: 1 mile oval dirt track & seven-furlong turf.