August 20 – October 15
Friday Post Time: 5:30pm
Saturday and Sunday Post Time: 1:00pm
With their rapid acceleration over short distances, Quarter Horses are the world-class sprinters of the equine world.
Download a PDF of our full racing calendar.
The 2016 Thoroughbred season is now over.
Please check back as we will announce the 2017 Thoroughbred season at a later date.
Featured Racing Events:
Special Race Days & Events
October 13 | Post Time 5:30pm
October 15 | Championship Day | Post Time 1pm
Family Days at the Races
Each event will feature different children’s activities such as spin art, balloon animals, Princess party appearances and more!
- October 9
Anyone can sponsor a race. Benefits include a race named in honor of your group or organization, a photo near the Winner’s Circle, recognition of your race in the program, your name on the in-field board, and a personal message read by our track announcer. You’ll also get six racing programs. 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.
Today’s Live Racing/Entries:
The 2016 Live Thoroughbred Season is from April 28 through August 13.
The 2016 Live Quarter Horse Season is from August 20 through October 15.
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
(Races w/ No Nom Fees Only)
(Races w/ No Nom Fees Only)
2016 Thoroughbred Meet Info Sheet
2016 Thoroughbred Meet Training Hours Schedule
Information on 2016 I.Q.H.R.A. & Prairie Meadows Quarter Horse Futurities and Derbies is now available.
Please send nomination, sustaining, and late payments to I.Q.H.R.A. for the following races:
- I.Q.H.R.A. Membership Form
- 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.