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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...

Prairie Meadows to Host Bank of America ...

The American Quarter Horse Association announced that Prairie Meadows will be the host of the Bank of America Challenge Cup for the third time on October 14, 2017. The event will include the John Deere Juvenile, Adequan® Derby, Merial Distaff, Distance and Bank of America Championship Challenges and marks the culmination of the Bank of America Racing Challenge season. Below is the...

Prairie Meadows Sets 2017 Dates

Altoona, IA –  The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack and Hotel’s 28th season of live racing. The 67-day Thoroughbred season will open Thursday, April 27, 2017 and end Saturday August 12, while the 26-day Quarter Horse season will start Saturday, August 19 and conclude on Saturday, October 14. Post-times have been modified for 2017...

One Fine Dream Prevails in MTA Stallion ...

One Fine Dream Prevails in MTA Stallion Auction Stakes
SHAKOPEE, MN – There was a lot of confidence amongst betters that One Fine Dream was going to pick up a nice paycheck for working out in front of 11,000 fans in the $53,900 MTA Stallion Auction Stakes at Canterbury Park on an overcast Memorial Day afternoon. That sense of confidence was backed up by over $40,000 of the $65,000 wagered in the win and place pools (there was no show...

Shipmate Survives to Thrive

Shipmate Survives to Thrive
Owner/breeders Rick Bremer and Cheryl Sprick got the call a few days after their mare, Thigh High Boots and her foal by Midshipman, arrived in Kentucky to be bred. “The foal was in trouble,” said Bremer.  “I had fifteen minutes to decide whether to put her down or open her up to try and correct her colic issue.” Colic surgery is no guarantee and isn’t...

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