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Prairie Meadows Racing Club’s How About Him Wins Debut

Prairie Meadows Racing Club’s How About Him Wins Debut

Since trainer Kelly Von Hemel claimed the gray gelding, How About Him, on May 12, the 95 members of the inaugural Prairie Meadows Racing Club (the Club) had been patiently waiting for their horse’s big debut. On Saturday, May 27, How About Him competed in his first race as the Club’s horse. He faced seven […]

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Iowa-breds Rockin Rudy and Chanel’s Legacy Set for Graded Stakes at Oaklawn

Iowa-breds Rockin Rudy and Chanel’s Legacy Set for Graded Stakes at Oaklawn

The number of registered Thoroughbreds born in Iowa in 2014 was 253, or 1.1 percent of the entire North American crop. But two are in graded stakes during Oaklawn Park’s Racing Festival of the South: Rockin Rudy in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and Chanel’s Legacy in Friday’s $400,000 Fantasy (G3). Both were bred […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Articles about Oaklawn’s Triple Crown Preps

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Articles about Oaklawn’s Triple Crown Preps

The Spring 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the rise of Oaklawn’s Triple Crown prep races, immigration issues facing the racing industry, the Bo Jackson of horse racing and much more. The issue also includes racing and […]

Prairie Meadows Introduces All-New Racing Club, Kelly Von Hemel to Train

Prairie Meadows Introduces All-New Racing Club, Kelly Von Hemel to Train

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel returns this racing season with an exciting behind-the-scenes look at Thoroughbred ownership. The property is introducing the all-new Prairie Meadows Racing Club I (“Club”). The Club provides its members a low risk pathway to becoming a racehorse owner. The Club is a low-cost, social and educational glimpse into the […]

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Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic Passes Away

Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic Passes Away

Dual classic winner and 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic has died. The 20-year-old stallion, who returned to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan on December 4, 2016, was pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. The announcement of his sudden passing was made this afternoon […]

Iowa-bred Chanel’s Legacy Captures Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn

Iowa-bred Chanel’s Legacy Captures Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn

Poindexter Thoroughbred LLC’s Chanel’s Legacy improved her 2017 record to a perfect two for two with her impressive 2 ½-length victory over My Sweet Stella in Saturday’s $125,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn. Despite her victory in the Jan. 21 Dixie Belle Stakes, the winner was dismissed at odds of 13-1 and returned $28.20, $11.60 […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Centennial Race Track and More

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Centennial Race Track and More

The Winter 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about Colorado’s Centennial Race Track and the horses and horsemen who raced there, Thoroughbred stallions and their influence on American Quarter Horse racing, how a retired racehorse is excelling in […]

Iowa-bred Chanel’s Legacy Takes Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn

Iowa-bred Chanel’s Legacy Takes Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn

Iowa-bred Chanel’s Legacy, at odds of 5-1, came flying down the lane to win Saturday’s $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn before an on-track crowd of 10,000. It was the second Dixie Belle victory for owner Allen Poindexter and trainer Lynn Chleborad since 2013 when American Sugar won the six furlong race. Jockey Alex Birzer […]

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Prairie Meadows Sets 2017 Racing Calendar

Prairie Meadows Sets 2017 Racing Calendar

The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack and Hotel’s 28th season of live horse racing at their one-mile oval track, located just outside of Des Moines. Prairie Meadows will continue to feature both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meets with a few adjustments on post-times and scheduling that will benefit the […]

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Trainer Don Von Hemel Closing in on First Millionaire Racehorse with Smack Smack

Trainer Don Von Hemel Closing in on First Millionaire Racehorse with Smack Smack

Trainer Don Von Hemel of Hot Springs is a member of the Nebraska Racing Hall of Fame, is credited with 2,516 victories since 1956, was Oaklawn’s leading trainer in 1981 and saddled Win Stat to set a world record for a mile and 70 yards in 1984 at Oaklawn. But, Von Hemel, 82, has never […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Social Media for Horsemen, New Stallions for 2017 and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Social Media for Horsemen, New Stallions for 2017 and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic

The November/December issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic returning home from Japan, how social media can help horsemen promote themselves and their sport, and the new crop of stallions coming to the Midwest […]

Iowa-bred Chanel’s Legacy Wins Gaylord Memorial, Texas-breds Run Second and Third

Iowa-bred Chanel’s Legacy Wins Gaylord Memorial, Texas-breds Run Second and Third

The first stakes race of the Remington Park season for 2-year-old fillies went to Chanel’s Legacy who pulled clear to win the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes by 4-3/4 lengths on Friday night. Owned by Poindexter Thoroughbreds of Springfield, Mo. and trained by Lynn Chleborad, Chanel’s Legacy was ridden by Ramon Vazquez. The gray filly […]

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Iowa Classic Day Celebrates Iowa-breds

Iowa Classic Day Celebrates Iowa-breds

By John Hernandez Photos by Coady Photography Prairie Meadows brought down the curtain on its Thoroughbred meet on August 13 with Iowa Classic Day featuring seven stakes for Iowa-breds. The first Iowa Classic race was a steal of a deal for co-owners Tom Allen, Dan Sears, Otto Farms Inc. (Norm Olson) and trainer Dick Clark, […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles about Ak-Sar-Ben, Barn Buddies and Much More

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles about Ak-Sar-Ben, Barn Buddies and Much More

The September/October issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features a long-form article about the magic of Ak-Sar-Ben racetrack in Omaha, Nebraska, plus a look at the Indiana breeding program of Jim and Amy Elliott, the story of a 12-year-old boy […]

Raising Rumors Completes Texas-bred Sweep of Prairie Meadows 2-Year-Old Stakes

Raising Rumors Completes Texas-bred Sweep of Prairie Meadows 2-Year-Old Stakes

One night after Texas-bred Grandma’s Princess captured the $65,000 Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes for fillies at Prairie Meadows for breeder/owner Tom Durant, trainer Randy Morse and jockey Ken Tohill, the three teamed with another Texas-bred, Raising Rumors, on Friday night to win the $65,000 Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes. The gelding by Sing Baby Sing, who […]

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Texas-breds Grandma’s Princess, Country Candy Run 1-2 Prairie Gold Lassie

Texas-breds Grandma’s Princess, Country Candy Run 1-2 Prairie Gold Lassie

A pair of Texas-breds swept the exacta in the $65,000 Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes at Prairie Meadows on Thursday night as Grandma’s Princess prevailed over Country Candy in the stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Ridden by Ken Tohilll for breeder/owner Tom Durant and trainer Randy Morse, Grandma’s Princess won by a half-length in a time of […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on King Ranch, OTTBs in Colorado and Summer Heat

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on King Ranch, OTTBs in Colorado and Summer Heat

The July/August issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine includes articles on Texas’ King Ranch, how to help your horse handle the heat, a track announcer who rides retired racehorses and tax tips about advertising, plus much more including racing and […]

Coady Photography Announces Amateur Photo Contest

Coady Photography Announces Amateur Photo Contest

Coady Photography, America’s premier professionals for shooting racetrack pictures, is searching the globe to find the best amateur horse-racing photographer. The inaugural Coady International Amateur Horse Racing Photography Contest will be judged by an all-star panel of photojournalist experts. The free competition is open to amateur photographers at least 18 years old, with up to […]

Oklahoma and Texas Horses Shotgun Kowboy, Texas Chrome, Country Candy Run Big in Major Stakes

Oklahoma and Texas Horses Shotgun Kowboy, Texas Chrome, Country Candy Run Big in Major Stakes

A trio of Oklahoma- and Texas-bred horses hit the board in major stakes over the July 4th holiday weekend. In the Grade 3, $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap in Iowa on July 2, reigning Oklahoma Horse of the Year Shotgun Kowboy finished a game second to Kentucky-bred Smack Smack, who also has strong Oklahoma connections. […]

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Prairie Meadows Changes Equine Herpesvirus Policy Effective Immediately

Prairie Meadows Changes Equine Herpesvirus Policy Effective Immediately

Because of serious concerns regarding the recent positive confirmation of the neurologic strain of Equine Herpesvirus at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona, IA has changed its EHV-1 policy effective immediately. Until further notice, no horses will be allowed to enter the stable area of Prairie Meadows Racetrack if they are […]

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