Stuart Slagle Hired as New Thoroughbred Racing Secretary for Prairie Meadows

February 10, 2022 – Altoona, IA. Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel is proud to announce the hire of Stuart Slagle as our Thoroughbred Racing Secretary for the 2022 live racing season.

Slagle has worked in various capacities in the racing industry since 2003. In 2006, Slagle was a Racing Official at Prairie Meadows, and most recently was the Racing Secretary and Director of Thoroughbred Race Planning and Analysis at Woodbine Entertainment/Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.

“What Stuart has accomplished and excelled at in his prior endeavors within the racing industry really stood out and convinced me that he’ll be a fine asset to our team in the Racing Department going forward,” said Derron Heldt, Vice President of Racing at Prairie Meadows.

The 2022 live racing season with 84 race days, begins with 22 days of Thoroughbred-only racing from May 13 – June 18 with an additional two days of Thoroughbred-only racing on Thursday, September 29 and Sunday, October 2. A mixed Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse schedule of 60 race days will take place from June 19 – October 1.

Prairie Meadows extends congratulations to jockey Glenn Corbett who is a 2022 George Woolf Memorial Award nominee, and is a member of the Prairie Meadows Racing Hall of Fame. Corbett is one of five finalists, along with Joe Bravo, Julien Leparoux, Rodney Prescott, and Tim Thornton for this year’s George Woolf Memorial Award. The award recognizes riders whose careers and personal character garner esteem for the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred racing. The winner will be announced at Santa Anita later this month.

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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 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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