AUG 15 – OCT 10
Post Times FRI & SAT at 6:30pm & SUN at 1pm
With their rapid acceleration over short distances, Quarter Horses are the world-class sprinters of the equine world.
You can download a PDF of our full racing calendar here.
Featured Racing Events:
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 (Altoona Fire & Police Departments)
Sunday, October 4 (Fall Festivities)
1pm – 4pm (each date)
Enjoy fun activities for the entire family on the track apron!
Live Racing Post Time • 1pm
Anyone can pay to sponsor a race. Benefits include having your name/photo displayed on the Big Screen, your name in racing program, a personal message read by the track announcer, and your picture in the winner’s circle. These are a great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, corporate outings and other special occasions. To sign up, click here.
*Requests must be submitted at least one week before desired race sponsorship date.
Stable Area Tours
2016 Dates TBD
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.
*Children must be five (5) years old or older. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Rides may be cancelled without notice. Prairie Meadows staff will attempt to notify guests if a cancellation occurs. Ride portion of the tour is not handicap accessible.
Today’s Live Racing/Entries:
Racing Department Contact Information
Director of Racing
Thoroughbred Racing Secretary
Quarter Horse Racing Secretary
Racing Administrative Assistant
(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 August 1st payment)
- Polk County Derby – (After August 1st payment)
- Valley Junction Futurity – (After August 1st payment)
- Altoona Derby – (After August 1st payment)
Please Note: For nomination information to any of the Regional Challenge races, please contact AQHA/Racing Challenge Hotline at (877)-222-7223.