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Record-Priced Liaison Filly Powers Gains At Iowa Fall Sale

The 2019 renewal of the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Fall Sale was among the strongest in its history, posting an all-time high average sale price propelled by the highest-priced offering in the auction’s history. A total of 38 yearlings changed hands on Thursday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, for […]

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Iowa Fall All Age Thoroughbred Sale Scheduled For September 5

The 2019 Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Fall All Age Thoroughbred Sale will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Scheduled for a 6 p.m. Central start, the sale will include over 50 Thoroughbreds of all ages by a number of well-known sires such as Alternation, […]

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Iowa Offers Incentive Program For Incoming Broodmares

The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association will offer an “Iowa New Mare Bonus” incentive of up to $20,000 for mares that foal in the state for the first time in 2019 – be they maiden mares or veteran producers – and race at Prairie Meadows. The 2019 foals of nominated mares will be entered […]

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Iowa TBOA Online Stallion Season Auction Underway

The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association is conducting an online auction of seasons to more than 180 stallions from 16 states. The auction began Dec. 8 and closes at Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Central. A list of the stallions donated and details of the auction are at Proceeds from the online auction […]

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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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Dan Johnson, Iowa Horseracing Writer, Dead at 58

Dan Johnson’s decade-long battle with cancer ended earlier this week in Des Moines, Iowa, where he served as the first and only horse racing writer in the history of the Des Moines Register. Mr. Johnson, 58, was known to horsemen and his fellow racing writers as an upbeat, engaging and passionate man who thought nothing of […]

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Iowa Fall Sale Posts Across-the-Board Gains

The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s one-day mixed sale posted across-the-board gains. According to the Daily Racing Form, the sale, which was held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, had 48 head gross $328,900. This was an increase of five percent compared with 2013, when 49 head sold for $314,250. The average sale price rose 7 […]

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2013 Iowa Thoroughbred Champions Announced

Wolf Pack Jack has been named the 2013 Iowa-bred Horse of the Year, and like most of his wins, the victory came in a photo finish. The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association bases the award on earnings and Wolf Pack Jack took in $154,770 as a 3-year-old. That was just enough to best Boji […]

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