06/20/2006 11:00PM

Prairie Meadows track report


Jockey Tim Doocy has taken control of the rider standings here and is on his way to a third straight Prairie Meadows Thoroughbred meeting riding title.

Doocy, 50, who trailed Glenn Corbett through much of the meeting, has taken a commanding 59-48 edge over Corbett with nine racing days left in the 45-day meeting. The lead figures to increase this weekend as Corbett serves one of two separate three-day suspensions that the stewards have issued to him.

Doocy is represented by veteran agent Kenny Washburn, who also handles the book of Carlos Montalvo. Montalvo is third in the standings with 41 wins in his first season at Prairie Meadows.

With 4,650 career wins, Doocy ranks 27th on the all-time list between Hall of Famers Eddie Arcaro and Kent Desormeaux.

* More than $10,000 was raised for retired jockey Cindy Murphy last weekend through a silent auction and individual donations. Murphy, who previously raced under the names Cindy Springman and Cindy Noll, suffered spinal cord injuries in a racing accident here May 11. The silent auction was organized by the racetrack chaplaincy here.

* The Iowa Festival of Racing will be conducted here over the July Fourth holiday weekend. Friday night will feature the Grade 3 Iowa Oaks and the $250,000 Iowa Derby. The meeting's premier event, the Grade 2, $300,000 Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap, will be held Saturday evening.