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    The Iowa Greyhound Association's website is designed to provide information about the dog racing industry in the state. The IGA's goal is to promote and market the sport of greyhound racing and grow its fan base and provide entertainment to the great citizens of Iowa and the Midwest.





    Posted by Admin on Wednesday, July 27 @ 14:16:24 EDT (19 reads)


    09/24/16 Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus

    Des Moines East Room 1050 6th Ave.Exit off 235

    Des Moines,IA 10:00am-2:00pm

    Your 2016 $25.00 IGA membership MUST be paid to vote. Pay that day or send with Membership form from IGA news to Bev Yates 21767 Juniper Rd. Underwood, IA 51576

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    Greyhound Racing First Iowa Greyhound Park adoption reunion
    Posted by Admin on Sunday, July 17 @ 11:51:41 EDT (79 reads)

    I really enjoyed myself last evening at the Iowa Greyhound Park first annual greyhound adoption reunion. What a great turn out.

    So many folks I had met on Facebook but never or only a few times in person. From the time I got there tell I left had had friends making sure I was well taken care of. Brian Carpenter parking my pick up and making sure my motor operated chair was unloaded and loaded. I can not say enough about the job Cory Morris and Brian Carpenter along with TC Christianson did and how about all the venders. I hope they all did enough business to come back again. How hard the crew of volunteers worked helped setting up things and "The Wards" clear from Canada along with the folks that came with them traveled so far to make this event a success. David Vierick for recording so much on camera.

    The pet dogs I saw in the fun run.

    Visiting with Shelley Ann Lake and LaRi Liberty making the trip from the Kansas City area. People from Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ill. Sure I am missing many because I wasn't counting but there had to be 300 or more people there and thank you to the folks that donated items that were raffled off and the people that bought the tickets.

    While I didn't win anything I had a good time trying and what I spent went to a great cause.

    I am so happy I went and saw so many friends and sorry I missed a few I thought were coming.

    Loved it my friend Anne G Myles pet greyhound was the fastest dog in the radar run.

    Melissa Skrivseth Schmidt did an awesome job talking about life on a Iowa Greyhound farm.

    So many I am leaving out but I have already wrote a book.

    But I have to mention Dawn Templeton and Penny Wick as they are two of my favorite people in the whole world even tho I do pick on both of them way more than I should.

    Also the high light of my trip was getting to kiss and congratulate the Ex Kathleen Collins that is now Mrs Brett Entas.

    Bob Rider

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    Greyhound Racing I G P King & Queen final by Steve Sigafoose
    Posted by Admin on Saturday, July 09 @ 18:22:44 EDT (48 reads)

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – Jd Bombshell from the Stidham Racing, L.L.C. Kennel put on an impressive performance on Monday, July 4, in winning the $30,000 King & Queen Stakes at Iowa Greyhound Park.

    Bombshell, a 62-pounder born Sept. 25, 2013 out of KC And All – Jd Forever, had gone to the starting boxes fully supported by the patrons as the $1.90 - $1 favorite. But inside the kennel there were worries.

    “She was in the eight box,” explained owner Jon Stidham. “She prefers the inside. She has won eight of 10 races here and the two losses have come when she was in the eight box.”

    The kennel didn’t breathe any easier when Bombshell broke only fifth. Add to the concern was AJ’s Callie (Jackson Greyhounds) broke on top out of the four box. Callie, the track’s defending Iowa Breeders Cup champion, “is a real closer,” said Stidham.

    Jd Bombshell made up for her break with a great run to the first turn, pushing past the field to easily take the lead entering into the first turn.

    Once in front Bombshell exploded, by late in the backstretch she led AJ’s Callie by seven lengths.

    “We felt she needed to be five lengths in front of four (Callie),” said Stidham. “When she got that, we felt she was tough enough in front.”

    The trip to the finish line proved just for the record.

    “She is a good greyhound,” said Stidham. “She ran in Grade A last year at Bluffs Run. She did not like Southland but did well enough in Florida. We got her back up here and (trainer) Alicia (Bushey) has done a nice job with her.”

    The win also allowed Stidham to win the race within the race as the kennel and Jackson Greyhounds each had three entries in the field.

    “Jd Dignity, 10-4-2-2, ran a big race for us (in finishing fourth),” said Stidham. “To get first and fourth is really good.”

    Jd Spark Plug, 10-4-2-0, finished fifth for Stidham.

    AJ’s Callie, 11-2-3-2, closed a bit to finish second, two and a half lengths back, to top the Jackson Greyhound trio.

    “Callie got into a bit of trouble in the first turn,” said Michael Jackson of Jackson Greyhounds, “but she ran her race and did very well. Bombshell is just a nice greyhound.

    Also for Jackson Tahas Tornado, 11-3-1-2, was sixth and Slatex Elvis, 6-1-0-1, was seventh.

    Oya Pawtycrasher (Ward), 11-5-2-1, last at one point, put on a big rally to take third. Pawtycrasher had topped the Kings in points after the three qualifying rounds.

    Super C Butterum (Superior), 9-4-1-1, faded to last place.

    For the patrons, Jd Bombshell paid $5.80, $3.20 and $2.80. AJ’s Callie paid $5.00 and $3.20. Oya Pawtycrasher paid $3.00. The 4-8 quiniela paid $48.20. The 8-4-1 tri-box paid $95.40. The 8-4-1-7 .10 cent superfecta paid $38.16. The 7-8-8 $1 pick 3 paid $65.20.

    The victory by Jd Bombshell broke a tie in the King & Queen Stakes. In the 31 years of the Stakes, the Queens have won 16 times and the Kings have won 15 times..

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    Posted by Admin on Tuesday, July 05 @ 11:12:12 EDT (84 reads)

    SATURDAY JULY 16TH 2016 6PM-9PM IOWA GREYHOUND PARK 1899 Greyhound Park Road Dubuque, Iowa This is a pet friendly event with games for retired Greyhounds including a radar run. Food & Drinks available along with a silent auction and bag raffle. Various vendors. See all that is happening under "HELP SAVE GREYHOUND RACING IN IOWA!" on Facebook

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    Greyhound Racing Iowa greyhound Park Purse's
    Posted by Admin on Monday, May 30 @ 09:35:44 EDT (127 reads)

    We would like everyone to sign up for Auto deposit purses. It will save money eliminating writing checks, paper, envelopes and postage. You will receive a form with your purse checks this week.. Designate what account you want your purse deposited in and an email where they can send your purse statement.. Our goal is to cut expenses. Please help. Next season this will be mandatory like Southland and a couple of Florida tracks. Thank you for your cooperation.

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    Greyhound Racing Opening Day of Live Greyhound Racing @ Iowa Greyhound Park
    Posted by Admin on Saturday, May 14 @ 10:08:20 EDT (144 reads)

    First day of live racing starts Saturday May 14, 2016 @ 1 PM !!! At Iowa Greyhound Park 1899 Greyhound Park Rd. Dubuque, IA. 52001 Simulcast racing starts at 10:30 AM (both horse & dogs) and Live Greyhound Racing at 1 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Hope to see everyone there.

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    Greyhound Racing From NGA President Steve Gilster
    Posted by Admin on Sunday, May 08 @ 14:24:07 EDT (401 reads)

    I am very pleased to announce that Jim Gartland has agreed to become our new executive director. Jim has a target start date of June 6th. Please join me in welcoming Jim to the NGA Steve Gilster NGA President

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    Greyhound Racing NOTICE - Annual Election of Officers
    Posted by Admin on Friday, April 29 @ 09:29:41 EDT (268 reads)

    NOTICE Annual Election of Officers & Membership Meeting September 24,2016 Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus 1050 6th Avenue Take 6th Ave. Exit off 235 Des Moines, Iowa Time 10:00AM-2:00PM Room-Des Moines East

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    Greyhound Racing Escrow Check Distribution update
    Posted by Admin on Tuesday, March 22 @ 10:50:23 EDT (195 reads)

    Distribution of the escrow checks. Checks will be put in the mail on March 31.

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    Greyhound Racing 2016 Annual IGA membership meeting
    Posted by Admin on Thursday, February 18 @ 16:26:50 EST (403 reads)

    2016 Annual IGA membership meeting Saturday September 24. Location to be announced later.

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