Wheeling Downs (recently renamed Wheeling Island Racetrack
and Gaming Center) features exciting greyhound racing all
year round. Located at 1 S. Stone Street, Wheeling, West Virginia,
it also offers its visitors the unique thrills of slot and
to an illustrious history, the Wheeling Downs complex was
reported to have hosted thoroughbred and harness racing in
the 1860s. In the 1920s, it became the site of the West Virginia
State Fair. In 1967, after a prolonged period of inactivity,
it was rebuilt and re-opened as a thoroughbred, and then as
a harness racing track.
racing was introduced in August 1976 and it eventually became
the racetrack's sole activity.
Wheeling Downs flourishes as one of America's premier greyhound