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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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Sir Anthony Gives Trainer First Win Of 2019 In Cornhusker Upset

Richard Otto’s homebred Sir Anthony was an 8-1 surprise in Friday’s G3 Cornhusker Handicap at Prairie Meadows, closing from well off the early pace to score by a half-length on the wire. Ridden by Pedro Cotto, Jr., the 4-year-old Mineshaft ridgling covered nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:48.98. The Cornhusker was the […]

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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 prairiemeadows.com, equibase.com, 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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‘Rough And Dangerous Riding’ Leads To 10-Day Suspension For David Cabrera

The board of stewards at Prairie Meadows in Iowa has suspended jockey David Cabrera for 10 racing days as a result of what a ruling called “intentional, rough and dangerous” riding down the stretch of a four-horse allowance race July 28. Cabrera, second-leading rider at Prairie Meadows, was aboard 3-10 favorite Our Majesty for trainer […]

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Prairie Meadows Jackpot Pick 5 Reaches Record $297,953

The Jackpot Pick 5 at Prairie Meadows is at a record high of $297,953.25 going into week 14 of the racetrack’s Thoroughbred season. With 12 days left in the current meet, 35 consecutive racing days have gone by without a unique winning ticket in the multi-race wager. If the jackpot is not won before Saturday, […]

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Local Horse Remembering Rita Springs The Upset In Cornhusker

Jeral Keith Adams’ Remembering Rita didn’t break his maiden until the start of the 2018 meeting at Prairie Meadows, but on Friday evening, the 4-year-old son of Spring At Last captured the track’s richest race. Traveling just off the pace under Alex Birzer, the 19-1 Remembering Rita challenged frontrunning Dalmore at the top of the […]

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