APR 18 – AUG 8
Post Times THURS – SAT at 6:30pm & SUN at 1pm
Racing through one or more turns on a oval track, Thoroughbred horses are bred to be the perfect union of speed and endurance.
You can download a PDF of our full racing calendar here.
Featured Racing Events:
Saturday, August 8 (Iowa Classic)
Race Post Time 6:30pm
Iowa Classic Parade
Saturday, August 8
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three parade entries, first place is $500, second place is $250 and third place is $100.
Family Days at the Races
Sunday, May 31 (Des Moines Menace Day)
Sunday, June 14 (Wells Blue Bunny Day)
Sunday, July 26 (Iowa Cubs Day)
Sunday, August 16 (Coca-Cola Day)
Sunday, September 13
Sunday, October 4
1pm – 4pm (each date)
Enjoy fun activities for the entire family on the track apron!
Live Racing Post Time • 1pm
Stable Area Tours
8am – 11am (each date)
Check out the behind the scenes tour of Prairie Meadows Racetrack! Learn about track conditions, jockeys, horses and more.
Plus each adult will receive a free racing program!
No Reservation required. Meet at the south entrance. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. For more information, please call 515-967-8542.
Today’s Live Racing/Entries:
Horsemen’s Bookkeeper Wire Transfer Request – (Note: $14 processing charge for wire transfers)
Racing Department Contact Information
Director of Racing
Thoroughbred Racing Secretary
Quarter Horse Racing Secretary
Racing Administrative Assistant
2015 Guidelines for Horses Shipping in to Race
2015 Quarter Horse Meet Horsemen’s Guide
(Races w/ No Nom Fees Only)
(Races w/ No Nom Fees Only)
Information on 2015 I.Q.H.R.A. & Prairie Meadows Quarter Horse Futurities and Derbies will be posted when available.
Please send nomination, sustaining, and late payments to I.Q.H.R.A. for the following races:
- General Conditions -No Grace Period
- Iowa Double Gold Futurity
- Iowa Double Gold Derby
- Iowa Double Gold Futurity Eligible Stallions
- Iowa Double Gold Derby Eligible Stallions
- Iowa Stallion QH Futurity
- Iowa Stallion Derby
- Jim Bader Futurity
- Polk County Derby
Please send nomination, sustaining, and late payments to Clerk of Course, Prairie Meadows for the following races:
QUARTER HORSE FUTURITY / DERBY NOMINATION LISTS
- Iowa Double Gold Futurity – (After July 1st payment)
- Iowa Double Gold Derby – (After July 1st payment)
- Iowa Stallion QH Futurity – (After July 1st payment)
- Iowa Stallion Derby – (After July 1st payment)
- Jim Bader Futurity – (After July 1st payment)
- Polk County Derby – (After July 1st payment)
- Valley Junction Futurity – (After July 1st payment)
- Altoona Derby – (After July 1st payment)
Please Note: For nomination information to any of the Regional Challenge races, please contact AQHA/Racing Challenge Hotline at (877)-222-7223.