Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will offer financial
incentives designed to attract graded-stakes winners for the $750,000
West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 6.
Mountaineer director of racing Rose Mary Williams said March 22 the
track will offer a $150,000 bonus to any grade or group I winner that
wins the West Virginia Derby. In addition, the owner and trainer of any
West Virginia Derby starter that has won a leg of the 2011 Triple Crown
will each receive a $25,000 bonus per victory, she said.