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IRGC Approves Prairie Meadows 2018 Race ...

Altoona, IA – The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows 29th season of live racing. The 67-day Thoroughbred season will open Thursday, April 26, 2018. A typical race week will feature races Thursday through Sunday. Special racing days next season are May 28 (Memorial Day), June 13, July 3 (fireworks display to follow), and August 8. The season will end...

Briefs: Iowa Sale Results; Canterbury Sh...

  Altoona, IA – The Iowa Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Association sale generated record numbers in October with 51 yearlings generating $475,000 compared to 42 yearlings sold with proceeds of $302,550 in 2016. The sales topper, consigned by Iowa State University, was Catch Me If You Can sold to Larry Cascio for $55,000, which also made Cascio the leading buyer at...

Midwest Miscellany: Canterbury Takes Hia...

Minnesota Racing Break There will be no racing at Canterbury Park this weekend as the track takes a week off after a marathon series of six consecutive race days.  Horses – and horsemen – will have a chance to take a break and the track will work on the surfaces at near the midpoint of the season. Iowa Racing Festival Prairie Meadows is conducting their annual Iowa Festival...

Prairie Meadows Based Preakness Contende...

Altoona, IA – Prairie Meadows based Conquest Mo Money, runner up in both the Grade 3 Sunland Derby and Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, shipped to Pimlico yesterday for trainer Miguel Hernandez to take his shot at Grade 1 Preakness Stakes on May 20. “He’s going perfect,” Hernandez said after the horse’s last breeze before heading to Baltimore. “He’s...

Prairie Meadows to Start Racing Club

Altoona, IA – Prairie Meadows will be joining the growing ranks of racetracks offering a low cost racing club to fans for the 2017 season. The Prairie Meadows Racing Club I is a low-cost, social and educational glimpse into the life of Thoroughbred ownership. It offers an exclusive experience with many benefits including special club events, viewings of the horse’s workout...

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