Keyword: Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission

  • 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.

  • Prarie Meadows

    Prairie Meadows Has Eight-Year Lease Deal

    Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 24 approved a new eight-year lease with Polk County that will pay the county $26 million in each of the first three years and perhaps more after that.

  • Losing Mount Fees Increased in Iowa

    Jockeys at Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association have agreed on a new losing mount fee scale that will take effect when the track opens April 24.

  • 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.

  • Former Prairie Chairman Turns in Owner's License

    Former Prairie Meadows chairman Jim Rasmussen turned in his horse owner's license and his River Ridge Ranch stable was legally dissolved May 20. The move looms as a preemptive strike to avert a June hearing at which the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission would have considered action against Rasmussen for making illegal football bets with alleged bookmaker Robert Derryberry.

  • Chairman of Prairie Meadows Board Steps Down

    Jim Rasmussen stepped down as chairman of the Prairie Meadows board of <br>directors May 9 in the midst of health concerns and charges he had bet <br>with a bookmaker on football games.

  • 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.