Keyword: Iowa Derby

  • Oscar Performance wins the 2017 Belmont Derby Invitational

    The Week in Photos 7/11/2017

    Belmont Derby Invitational, Belmont Oaks Invitational, Belmont Sprint Championship, Suburban, Great Lady M, Victory Ride, Dwyer, Arlington Handicap, Stars and Stripes, American Derby, Iowa Derby, Iowa Oaks, Cornhusker Handicap, Parx Dash, and more.

  • Hence seeks another graded win in the Iowa Derby

    Hence Heads Field of Nine in Iowa Derby

    Calumet Farm's homebred Hence will attempt to get back to the winner's circle after two off-the-board finishes in the first two legs of the Triple Crown when he lines up against eight other sophomore colts in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (G3). 

  • Hillbilly Royalty (right) seeks his first graded stakes win in the Iowa Derby.

    Hillbilly Royalty Seeks Iowa Derby Crown

    After cruising to a clear victory in the prep race for the $250,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III), Hillbilly Royalty will take aim at the top Prairie Meadows race for 3-year-olds Saturday, June 27.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vicar's in Trouble is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the Iowa Derby.

    Trouble Brewing in Iowa Derby

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Vicar's in Trouble is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the June 28 Iowa Derby (gr. III). The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief is making his first start since the May 3 Run for the Roses.

  • 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).

  • Hansen dominates the Iowa Derby.

    Hansen Romps in Iowa Derby Return

    Dr. Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing's Hansen returned from a layoff in a big way with a dominant victory in the $245,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III) June 30 at Prairie Meadows.

  • Hansen will make his first start since a mid-pack finish in the Kentucky Derby in the Iowa Derby.

    Hansen Returns in Iowa Derby

    Hansen, last year's champion 2-year-old male, makes his first start since a mid-pack finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) June 30 in Prairie Meadows' Iowa Derby (gr. III).

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    Hansen to Skip Woody Stephens

    Hansen, who won this year's Gotham (gr. III) and was last year's champion 2-year-old male, will not start in the June 9 Woody Stephens (gr. II) at Belmont Park due to a low red blood cell count.

  • THS: Queen's Plate 2011

    Jason, Tom and Evan of TwinSpires.com handicap the Queen's Plate, first of the three jewels in the Canadian triple crown. Then the three analyze the Iowa Derby, which includes Caleb's Posse and Astrology.

  • Awesome Gem

    Awesome Gem, Astrology in Iowa Stakes

    With six stakes worth more than $1 million, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino will hold its biggest racing weekend of the year June 24-25, highlighted by the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III).

  • THS: The Iowa Derby

    Jason, Evan, and Tim Holland of twinspires.com preview the Iowa Derby (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows. Also, picks for the Mother Goose (gr. I).

  • Tiz Now Tiz Then rolls in the Iowa Derby.

    Tiz Now Tiz Then Rallies For Iowa Derby

    Making his first start in stakes company, Tiz Now Tiz Then made a bold five-wide move into the stretch, took over near the furlong marker and won going away in the $250,000 Iowa Derby June 27 at Prairie Meadows.

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    Z Fortune Looks For Return to Form

    After lackluster performances in both the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the May 31 Ohio Derby (gr. II), Z Fortune has raised questions. On June 27 in the $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows, the son of Siphon looks to provide some answers when he faces seven rivals.

  • Delightful Kiss Smacks Iowa Derby Rivals

    Delightful Kiss proved his 3 1/2-length victory in the Ohio Derby (gr. II) at odds of 24-1 earlier this month was no fluke when he rallied six wide in the stretch to capture the $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows Friday night.

  • Full Field to Contend for Iowa Derby

    Delightful Kiss, the 24-1 upset winner of the June 2 Ohio Derby (gr. II), will be striving for his second big win in the June 29 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows. The Iowa Derby, worth $250,000, is the richest of three stakes on the June 29 card.

  • More Than Regal Rallies to Iowa Derby Win

    Upsetter More Than Regal, ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, collared the front-running Blazing Sunset seventy yards from the wire to score a half-length victory in the $250,000 Iowa Derby Friday at Prairie Meadows.

  • Swingforthefences Goes Deep in Iowa Derby

    New York shipper Swingforthefences dug deep to prevail in a tough stretch battle by a half-length in Friday's $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows.

  • Champali, Excessivepleasure Top Iowa Hopefuls

    Champali, June's winner of the Northern Dancer stakes at Churchill Downs, emerges as the slight favorite in Saturday's fifth running of the $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows.

  • Prairie Adjusts Stakes, Does Away With Festival

    Prairie Meadows will do away with its weeklong Iowa Festival of Racing as it adjusts its season to a new schedule and scaled-back purses. Instead of packing its six biggest Thoroughbred races into one week, the track will spread them out over four weekends from June 21 to July 12.

  • Iowa Derby: A 'Man's' Job?

    Two years ago, trainer Bob Baffert sent Mike Pegram's Captain Steve to the Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows to "make a man of him." While he doesn't have quite the credentials of Captain Steve, Baffert has entered Pegram's Danthebluegrassman for the $250,000 Iowa Derby at 1 1/16 miles on July 5.

  • Iowa Derby Winning Number for Touch Tone

    You don't ever think that you will beat them like that. That's just icing on the cake," said winning trainer Ronnie Werner at Prairie Meadows on Friday evening just moments after his trainee, Touch Tone, won the third running of the Iowa Derby for owner Tom R. Durant.

  • Buckle Down Ben Heads Iowa Derby Field

    Buckle Down Ben enters Friday's $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows from June's third leg of the Triple Crown, the grade I Belmont Stakes, where he finished seventh off the lead from Point Given.

  • Captain Steve Wins Iowa Derby

    Trainer Bob Baffert and owner Mike Pegram took their show on the road to Prairie Meadows Monday evening, signing autographs and playing before an enthusiastic crowd. Their Captain Steve kept his end of the bargain, winning the $250,000 Iowa Derby at 1-5.