Position: Director of Racing
Derron Heldt, Director of Racing, has been with Prairie Meadows since 1997. Derron previously worked in numerous capacities as a racing official at Oaklawn Park, Aksarben, Canterbury Downs, Lincoln State Fair, and Columbus Race Course. Derron is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a BA degree in agriculture. He has been active in the racing industry since early childhood, working with race horses on his parents’ ranch in Nebraska.
Derron is a participating member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and serves on the board of the Prairie Meadows Track Chaplaincy and Hope After Racing Thoroughbreds (HART). Derron and his wife, Chris, have three children.