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Allen Poindexter Homebred Kauai Named Iowa’s 2019 Horse Of The Year

The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association has named its champion horses for the 2019 season at Prairie Meadows, honoring the on-track accomplishments of six thoroughbreds that enjoyed success during the 30th anniversary season of live horse racing in Altoona, IA. The Allen Poindexter owned-and-bred Kauai was a double winner in 2019, earning recognition as […]

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Prairie Meadows Releases First Condition Book For Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse Meet

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel announces the release of Condition Book 1, which covers the first 18 racing days, May 1 – June 1, of the 2020 Mixed Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing season at Prairie Meadows. Thoroughbred racing will lead off the 84-day season from May 1 – June 8. Quarter Horse racing […]

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Prairie Meadows To Combine Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse Racing In New Meet Format

The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino’s 31st season of live horse racing. Prairie Meadows, Iowa HBPA. I.T.B.O.A and I.Q.H.R.A all worked together to create a new racing format which will begin on May 1, 2020. The season will consist of 84 days of live racing featuring Thoroughbred racing throughout […]

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Trio Of Jockeys Inducted Into Prairie Meadows Hall Of Fame

The three most accomplished jockeys in the 30-year history of this Altoona, Iowa racetrack – Alex Birzer, Glenn Corbett, and Terry Thompson – were inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame along with champion Quarter Horse Ajs High on Saturday August 10, 2019. Through August 1, 2019, Birzer, Corbett, and Thompson had combined for […]

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Lady Apple Digs In For Iowa Oaks Win

Phoenix Thoroughbreds and KatieRich Farms’ Lady Apple battled the length of the stretch with co-favored Ulele in Friday’s Grade 3 Iowa Oaks, just getting the better of that rival in the final sixteenth to win by a neck. The 3-year-old Curlin filly had made her most recent start in the G1 Kentucky Oaks, finishing third, […]

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Defending Cornhusker Winner Remembering Rita Tops 2019 Nominees

The names of 218 Thoroughbreds, including a pair of defending champions, fill the nominations for the 2019 Iowa Festival of Racing, which will be run on Friday July 5 and Saturday July 6 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, IA. Post time for both days of the 2019 Iowa Festival of Racing will […]

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‘A Lot Of Positive Momentum’: Prairie Meadows Announces Incentives, Purse Increases

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel announces the release of Condition Book 1, which covers the first 14 racing days of the 2019 Thoroughbred season at the Altoona, Iowa racetrack. Prairie Meadows live season kicks off on May 3. Book 1 is available at,, and Prairie Meadows’ Racing Office. Book 1 features a variety of […]

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Anifantis Named Racing Secretary At Prairie Meadows For Thoroughbred And Quarters

Racing industry veteran Michael Anifantis will assume the role of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Racing Secretary at Prairie Meadows. Anifantis brings with him 40 years of racing industry experience. “We are absolutely thrilled to have someone with Michael’s knowledge and experience on our team. He’s been in the industry for a long time and has […]

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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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