Keyword: Iowa HBPA

  • Sumting Wong wins the Hawkeyes Handicap at Prairie Meadows

    Sumting Wong Named Iowa-Bred HOY

    Sumting Wong was named both Iowa-bred Horse of the Year and Iowa-bred older female for 2015 at the combined Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners and Iowa HBPA awards banquet at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino May 14.

  • Gessmann Elected National HBPA President

    Leroy Gessmann, president of the Iowa Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, was elected president of the National HBPA Aug. 9 when the board of directors met as part of the organization's summer convention.

  • 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 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.

  • Prairie Dates Set; Horsemen Balk

    The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Nov. 8 approved a plan by Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino for a 2008 racing season over the objections of Thoroughbred interests that wanted a longer spring meet.

  • Breeds at Odds Over Iowa Purse Allocations

    Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse interests in Iowa oppose a plan by the Standardbred industry to shift a larger percentage of purse money at Prairie Meadows to harness racing.

  • Ruling Worth $17M to Prairie Meadows in 2002

    Prairie Meadows stands to save $17 million in gaming tax payments this year and $23 million by 2004 after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled June 12 that it was unconstitutional to charge a higher tax rate for slot machines at racetracks than those on riverboats.