Ryan Noffsinger Hired as New Track Superintendent for Prairie Meadows

Altoona, IA - (March 6, 2023) - Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel is proud to announce the hire of Ryan Noffsinger as our Track Superintendent.

Noffsinger is a third-generation horseman with work experience at tracks from California, Arizona, New Mexico and most recently in Florida. “In my 18 years working in various roles with track maintenance, I’ve been able to gain valuable knowledge at tracks like Del Mar, Turf Paradise, Zia Park, Sunland Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows which will serve me well as Track Superintendent for Prairie Meadows”, Noffsinger explained.

“Just in my short time here in Iowa getting settled in, I already feel a level of comfort and working with good people that are just as passionate about the racing industry as I am”, Noffsinger said. Derron Heldt, Prairie Meadows Vice President for Racing echoed the same aspects in hiring Mr. Noffsinger and looks forward to working together to provide a fair and balanced training and racing surface for both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses each season. “Ryan brings so much to the table with his experience, dedication and love of the industry as a third-generation horseman and having worked in various roles in track maintenance, I feel confident in his abilities to provide a solid and consistent racing surface for the horses, jockeys and racing industry participants that come to race in Iowa,” Heldt said.   

The 2023 live racing season with 80 race days, begins with 20 days of Thoroughbred-only racing from May 12 – June 17 followed by a mixed Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse schedule of 60 race days from June 18 – September 30. The first condition book, stall application, stakes schedules and more are all available online through the Prairie Meadows website or by calling the Racing Office at 515-967-1205.

To continue receiving information about Prairie Meadows 2023 live horse racing season, visit https://www.prairiemeadows.com/signmeup

About Prairie Meadows

Prairie Meadows began operations as a nonprofit organization in 1989 with the goal of promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa. Through taxes, grants, and charitable donations, Prairie Meadows has given $2.1 billion to the state of Iowa. Prairie Meadows offers slot machines, table games, live and simulcast racing, sports wagering, hotel accommodations, entertainment, and more.

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