Keyword: Prairie Meadows

  • Whimsy, Eyes On Eddy Top Field for Arlington Oaks

    Recent stakes winners Pin Oak Stable's Whimsy and Ralls & Foster's Eyes On Eddy top a field of eight sophomore fillies entered for Saturday's $100,000 Arlington Oaks at Arlington Park.

  • Doocy Sidelined With Separated Pelvis

    Jockey Tim Doocy will likely miss the rest of the year after suffering injuries that included a separated pelvis during a fall July 21 at Prairie Meadows. Another veteran jockey, Terry Thompson, returned to action the same night after recovering from a pelvic dislocation.

  • Cornhusker Handicap challenger Musique Toujours, winning the Ocala Breeders' Sales Classic.

    Field Of Nine to Challenge Cornhusker

    A field of nine, led by Cryptograph, is set to challenge Saturday's $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), going 1 1/8 miles.

  • Prairie Meadows Lets Horses In, But Not Out

    The quarantine at Prairie Meadows was relaxed slightly June 8 to allow horses to enter the stable area, but no horses will be allowed to leave the grounds until test results for a possible equine herpesvirus case are known.

  • Prairie Meadows to Offer '50-Cent Pick 4'

    Bettors on Prairie Meadows races can roll two quarters together into one of the hottest trends to hit the national gaming industry – the 50-Cent Pick 4 Wager – on May 3.

  • Prairie Meadows Seeks More Table Games

    Prairie Meadows' table games have been so popular that the track wants to add more. The Racing Association of Central Iowa, which operates Prairie Meadows, voted Feb. 16 to add 11 table games to the 33 that were put in operation in December.

  • Prairie Meadows, Polk County Team for Disaster Relief

    Prairie Meadows and the Polk County Board of Supervisors joined efforts to pledge up to $100,000 in matching funds to the Southeast Asia Relief Fund through the American Red Cross and challenged the community to join in the effort.

  • 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.

  • Trainer Dick Clark Notches 1,000th Win

    Prairie Meadows Thoroughbred trainer Dick Clark claimed his 1,000th win on Aug. 17, highlighting a career that began 35 years ago in Nebraska.

  • Prairie Changes Board to Combat Riverboat Casino

    Prairie Meadows' board of directors has unanimously passed a resolution that would change the makeup of its board in exchange for business support to oppose a Des Moines riverboat casino.

  • Perfect Drift, winning the Stephen Foster.

    Perfect Drift Leads Cornhusker Field

    Grade I winner Perfect Drift leads a field of six in Saturday's $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III).

  • Compton Fills In, Wins With Sharky's Review

    Showing up helped make jockey Perry Compton a winner during Saturday's $68,600 Hawkeyes Handicap for fillies and mares at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa.

  • Prairie Meadows Hands Polk County $10 Million

    Prairie Meadows on June 16 presented the Polk County Board of Supervisors with a check for $10.1 million representing profit sharing payments provided for under its lease agreement.

  • Pie's Lil Brother Repeats in Prairie Express

    Pie's Lil Brother won Saturday's $50,000 Prairie Express at Prairie Meadows for the second straight year, holding off Coach Jimi Lee and Sand Ridge in a photo finish.

  • Prairie Meadows May Add Games if Bill Signed

    Prairie Meadows could add table games and video poker this fall if Gov. Tom Vilsack signs a gambling bill approved by the Iowa legislature. The track's board of directors voted 12-0 April 21 to seek the games should the bill become law.

  • Iowa House OKs Table Games for Racetracks

    Prairie Meadows and two Greyhound tracks will be permitted to offer table games under Iowa legislation that bans new gaming licenses in counties where they aren't currently in place.

  • Track Sues Announcer Over Patent Rights to Wager

    Prairie Meadows is suing track announcer Ken Miller over the patent rights to a "Pick 5" wager Miller conceived and the track plans to offer. The tug-of-war has created such a strain that the Iowa racetrack and casino has suspended Miller, who has called races there since 1989.

  • Iowa-Bred Standout Sure Shot Biscuit Retired

    Sure Shot Biscuit, the only Iowa-bred to earn $1 million, has been retired. The 7-year-old won 23 of 54 races and earned $1,025,480, nearly twice as much money as the runner-up: his full sister, Nut N Better.

  • Iowa-Bred Filly Catches Eye of Reid, Frankel

    Lovethatlegend is poised to net a record sale price for an Iowa-bred horse. Providing she passes a veterinary check, Lovethatlegend will be sold for $365,000 and be sent to New York to join the stable of Bobby Frankel.

  • Here and There

    MSNBC presents documentary "Thoroughbred: Stable To Stardom" on Aug. 24...Team Valor purchases River Belle.

  • Tenpins Bowls Over Cornhusker Rivals

    Joseph V. Vitello's homebred Tenpins rallied from just off the pace to earn a two-length victory over Bowman's Band in Saturday's $350,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III).

  • Tenpins Returns Against Seven in Cornhusker

    Joe Vitello's Grade II winner Tenpins will make his seasonal debut Saturday as the 118-pound highweight against seven rivals in the $350,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows.

  • Prairie Meadows Handle Plummets Nearly 15%

    Track officials and horsemen at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa are considering shortening the race-week from five days to four in the future to help solidify handle figures.

  • Noll on Roll at Prairie Meadows

    Jockey Cindy Noll won the first race ever held at Prairie Meadows, and she's still going strong. Noll became Prairie Meadows' career riding leader when she won Sunday's first three races. That gave her 577 victories, two more than David Essman. She added to her lead with her 578th victory in Monday's ninth race.

  • Supreme Court Rules Against Iowa Tracks

    Nation's highest court overturns a previous ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court that declared the state's graduated tax rate on racetrack slot machines was unconstitutional.

  • Rasmussen Apologizes For Illegal-Bets Controversy

    Jim Rasmussen apologized May 21 for illegally wagering on football, but said his decision to step down as Prairie Meadows chairman of the board was a combination of the betting controversy and ill health.

  • 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.