Keyword: Iowa

  • Prairie Meadows tote board

    Prairie Meadows Makes Video Upgrades

    Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino will have a new look when its Thoroughbred meet begins April 28. The track has added high-definition equipment and will expand its race-day television programming.

  • Favorites Shine on Night for Iowa-Breds

    Favorites Oh My Gravy, Rallydownthealley, and Net Gain won the featured events on Iowa Classic night for state-breds Aug. 8 at Prairie Meadows, and Iowa stallion Woke Up Dreamin had by two juvenile stakes winners.

  • Delaunay and Ramon Vazquez take the Iowa Sprint Handicap.

    Delaunay Breaks Through in Iowa Sprint 'Cap

    Maggi Moss' Delaunay, a winner of more than $1.1 million, ended his streak of second-place finishes in the Iowa Sprint Handicap with a victory in the $125,000 event the evening of June 26 at Prairie Meadows.

  • Sarah Sis won the Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn Park March 7.

    Sarah Sis Heads Iowa Oaks

    Sarah Sis, winner of the Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) earlier this year, heads the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) off her win in the May 30 Panthers Stakes over the Prairie Meadows surface.

  • Delaunay is the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the $125,000 Iowa Sprint Handicap.

    Delaunay Aims for Elusive Iowa Sprint Score

    Delaunay, winner of 18 races and over $1.1 million in purse money through 52 outings, is 8-5 morning line favorite in the Iowa Sprint Handicap and the most accomplished runner in the Friday, June 26, Prairie Meadows race.

  • Kate's Main Man

    Kate's Main Man Honored by Prairie Meadows

    Kate's Main Man, the 2010 national claimer of the year who ranks third among Iowa-breds in career earnings, is one of three inductees to the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place Aug. 2.

  • Zeki Ties Prairie Meadows Meet Win Mark

    Zeki tied the Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino record for most wins in a Thoroughbred meet when he wired the field in the $95,200 Ralph Hayes Stakes Aug. 2.

  • Jockey David Mello Registers 1,000th Win

    Leading Prairie Meadows jockey David Mello landed his 1,000th lifetime victory the evening of July 12 when he guided Voodooville to a three-length victory in the fourth race at the Altoona, Iowa, track.

  • Carve fights for the win in the Cornhusker Handicap.

    Carve at His Best in Cornhusker Victory

    Michael Langford's Carve, third in the grade II Oaklawn Handicap in April, worked out a nice trip to win the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. II) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino the evening of June 28.

  • Jessica's Star (outside) gets by Embellishing Bob to win the Iowa Derby.

    Jessica's Star Rallies to Take Iowa Derby

    Mark Breen's Jessica's Star, winner of the Prairie Mile on a muddy track in his last start, parlayed that experience into an upset score in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III) on a sloppy track at Prairie Meadows June 28.

  • Size splashes to victory in the Iowa Oaks.

    Size Handles Distance, Captures Iowa Oaks

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Size captured her first stakes and third win overall in four starts with a handy upset victory in the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 28.

  • Golden Ticket won his only previous Prairie Meadows start, the 2013 Prairie Meadows Handicap.

    Golden Ticket Heads Cornhusker Field

    Golden Ticket, who dead-heated for the victory in the 2012 Travers Stakes at Saratoga and who won last year at Prairie Meadows, returns to Iowa and is the 3-1 morning-line choice in the nine-furlong Cornhusker Handicap.

  • Morales Arrested for Possession of Buzzers

    Jockey Roberto Morales has been suspended pending a hearing by Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino stewards after law enforcement officials charged him with possession of an unlawful electrical device.

  • Bluffs Run at Horseshoe Casino in Iowa.

    Iowa Casinos Can Terminate Greyhound Racing

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad May 31 signed into law a bill that will allow casinos to buy out dog racing, but there could be legislation in 2015 to hammer out simulcast revenue splits for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

  • The Iowa HBPA contends a portion of the horse racing simulcast revenue should go to horse racing at Prairie Meadows.

    Iowa Groups Fighting Over Simulcast Revenue

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said he is unsure whether he will sign legislation that would allow casinos to buy out Greyhound racing because of an objection raised by horse interests over full-card simulcasts.

  • Iowa Stallion Rule Change Called Positive

    Iowa has removed a restriction requiring Iowa-registered stallions to be owned by in-state residents, and breeders believe the legislative change with foster growth in the program.

  • Prairie Meadows Opposes Proposed Casino

    Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino is opposing a proposed casino in Jefferson, Iowa, that it estimates would reduce its gaming revenue by nearly $13 million.

  • Iowa Breeders Seek Stallion Rule Change

    Iowa breeders are seeking legislation to end a requirement that a registered stallion in the state must be owned by an Iowa resident. Currently, at least 51% of an Iowa-registered sire must be owned by an Iowa resident.

  • Jockey David Mello

    Mello Sets Prairie Meadows Win Record

    Jockey David Mello broke the record for number of victories during a Thoroughbred meet at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino when he won two stakes on Iowa Classic Night Aug. 3.

  • Looking Cool and Leandro Goncalves capture the Iowa Derby.

    Longshot Looking Cool Takes Iowa Derby

    Jim Tafel's homebred Looking Cool certainly kept his cool in the heat of battle down the Prairie Meadows stretch June 29 to prevail by a neck at 17-1 odds in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III).

  • Prayer for Relief surges to victory in the Cornhusker Handicap.

    Prayer for Relief Answers All in Cornhusker

    Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief, second in his only two starts this year, broke through with a victory in the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 29.

  • Prairie Meadows racing

    Keller Named Prairie Meadows Racing Secretary

    Prairie Meadows has named Chad Keller, who has been with the Altoona, Iowa, track since 2000, its new racing secretary over Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

  • The National HBPA Convention with Stephanie Beattie, Joe Santanna, and Robin Richards.

    Richards Elected National HBPA President

    Robin Richards was elected president and Stephanie Beattie first vice president of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association during the organization's board of directors meeting July 1 in Iowa.