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Ramon Vazquez Scores 12 Victories To Earn Jockey Of The Week Title

Ramon Vazquez led all North American Jockeys by total wins last week and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 11-18, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. […]

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Report: Recovery Slow For St. Julien; Jockey May Soon Be Discharged From Mercy Hospital

Jockey Marlon St. Julien, who was injured in an accident May 19 at Prairie Meadows, has a long road to recovery. The Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday the veteran rider could soon be discharged from Mercy Hospital to a physical rehabilitation clinic. Although St. Julien regained feeling in his legs and shoulders, writer Marcus Hersh notes […]

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Report: Marlon St. Julien Improving, Has Feeling In Limbs

The Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday that injured rider Marlon St. Julien is showing signs of improvement following a serious spill over the weekend at Prairie Meadows. Marcus Hersh writes St. Julien has movement in his limbs and is able to communicate. The jockey remains in intensive care after undergoing surgery to address a spinal injury […]

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Marlon St. Julien Undergoes Spinal Surgery After Prairie Meadows Incident

Jockey Marlon St. Julien, 46, was involved in a serious spill on Saturday at Prairie Meadows, reports drf.com. In the ninth race, his mount Carbaugh was interfered with at the start and St. Julien went down hard. “He went headfirst into the ground,” said his agent, Bobby Dean. On Sunday, St. Julien underwent spinal surgery to […]

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Jockey David Cabrera Aiming High In Upcoming Prairie Meadows Season

David Cabrera, Oaklawn’s second-leading rider this year, said Thursday morning that he will ride at Prairie Meadows after the meet ends April 14. In his first season at Oaklawn, Cabrera ranks second in mounts (199), victories (29) and purse earnings ($1,148,816). He won the $125,000 American Beauty Stakes Jan. 27 aboard Swing and Sway for […]

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Prairie Meadows: Next Thoroughbred Meet To Include Starter Bonus, Purse Increases, New Tote

Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa on April 26 with a Starter Bonus Incentive program and purse increases for overnight races. Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) worked jointly to develop the Starter Bonus Incentive. The incentive, which covers the first 12 days of the season, offers a […]

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Prairie Meadows Approved For 67-Day Thoroughbred Season In 2018

The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows’ 29th season of live horse racing at their one-mile oval track, located just outside of Des Moines, Iowa. Prairie Meadows will continue to feature both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meets in 2018. The 67-day Thoroughbred season will open Thursday, April 26, 2018. A typical race […]

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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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Vertical Oak Splashes Home On Top In Prioress

J. Kirk and Jody Robison’s Vertical Oak found the sloppy and sealed going much to her liking, splashing to a 5 ¼-length victory in the Grade 2, $250,000 Prioress for 3-year-old filly sprinters under steady rain Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. The 3-year-old Giant Oak filly broke alertly under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez and tracked […]

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