Iowa racing

The Friday Show Presented By The Woodbine Jackpot $1.4M Carryover: Where’s The Hammer?

It’s been a wild ride lately for the seedier side of horse racing. A video that surfaced on the Internet revealed talk of “juice” and bookies. A serial violator of medication rules had his suspension reduced. And some connections trying to hide syringes had the book thrown at them. Where is the consistency in enforcement? […]

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Suspension, Pair Of Revocations In Iowa ‘Hidden Syringes’ Case

Stewards at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino have revoked the licenses of an assistant trainer and veterinarian and suspended a trainer for a year following a security episode in a barn last month. Stewards ruled assistant trainer Victor Ibarra and vet Verlin Jones should lose their licenses and that trainer Kenneth Laymon’s license should be […]

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Iowa: Quarter Horse Trainers, Vet Suspended After Barn Security Finding

Stewards at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Iowa have summarily suspended a Quarter Horse trainer, assistant trainer and a veterinarian after the assistant was seen by security hiding syringes in the barn area. Suspended pending the outcome of hearings were trainer Kenneth Laymon, assistant Victor Ibarra and vet Verlin Jones. According to the stewards’ […]

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‘Special Attention’: $200 Racehorse Wasn’t So Crazy After All

“A good horseman can hear his horse speak to him. A great horseman can hear the horse whisper.” – Author Unknown Horses are always trying to tell us something, but it’s up to us, as their caretakers, to listen. “Bobby” was having a hard time getting his point across at a whisper, so last summer […]

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Three Iowa Casinos To Offer Simulcast Wagering

Three Iowa casinos have announced plans to take advantage of a 2014 state law that allows simulcast wagering at facilities without live racing, according to the Des Moines Register. The Wild Rose Casino, based in West Des Moines, plans to offer simulcast wagering on both horse and dog races. “We think it would be neat […]

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Iowa Festival Of Racing Headlines 2016 Schedule At Prairie Meadows

With opening day of the 2016 Thoroughbred season less than three months away, Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino has set the calendar and schedule for the 27th season of live horse racing at this Altoona, IA facility. The 67-day Thoroughbred season will open on Thursday April 28 and end with Iowa Classic Day on […]

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Iowa Creating Better Opportunities For Thoroughbred Breeders

Iowa has become a much greener pasture for thoroughbreds and their breeders and owners in recent years. The industry enjoys the strong support of Governor Terry Branstad and both houses of the Iowa legislature, which led to a 2011 law establishing a minimum of 67 live thoroughbred racing dates at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino […]

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Iowa Broodmare Produces Fall Sale Topper Two Years In A Row

A bay colt by Discreetly Mine led the Iowa Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Sale this year at $48,000, besting his half-brother One Fine Dream from the previous year at $45,000.  Their dam One Fine Shweetie, by Shuailaan, was an Iowa champion herself and has produced four winners from four startes, three of which are […]

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Moss To Prairie Meadows Board: ‘This Product Is Dead’

For over 18 years, Maggi Moss has raced horses at Prairie Meadows, and is the racetrack’s most successful owner. However, as WHOTV 13 reports, during a meeting Wednesday with the Prairie Meadows Board of Directors, Moss said that she feels racing is dying there, and said that she’s “giving up” on the track. Moss believes […]

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The Friday Show: Zombies, Zebras, And Chicago Blues

We’ve seen in recent years how wildly the health of the horse racing industry can vary from state to state. Nowhere is that more evident right now than with neighboring jurisdictions in the Midwest. Illinois racing is going through one of the more difficult periods in its history, and the same goes for Prairie Meadows […]

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