Win, place, or show, there’s nothing quite like the spectacle of these magnificent animals competing on our gorgeous one-mile racetrack. Our live horse racing season runs April – October and includes both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse races. Races take place Thursday – Sunday with special race days occurring periodically. Come out to watch these horses compete and be a part of the action!
Check out this interview on Van and Bonnie with Prairie Meadows Track Handicapper John Hernandez as they talk with jockey Mike Smith, as he and Justify prepare for the Belmont Stakes.
Live Thoroughbred Racing
Season: April 26 - August 11
Post Times: Thursday & Friday at 6pm and Saturday & Sunday at 1pm
Live Quarter Horse Racing
Season: August 18 - October 13
Post Times: Friday at 6pm and Saturday & Sunday at 1pm
2018 Special Race Days & Events
July 3 | Fireworks | Post Time 4pm
July 5 | Festival of Racing | Post Time 6pm
July 6 | Festival of Racing | Post Time 6pm
July 15 | Camel, Zebra, & Ostrich Races | Post Time 1pm
August 8 | Special Race Day | Post Time 6pm
August 11 | Iowa Classic | Post Time 4pm
September 15 | BOA Regional Challenge Finals | Post Time 1pm
October 11 | Special Race Day | Post Time 6pm
October 13 | Quarter Horse Championship Day | Post Time 4pm
2018 Live Racing Schedule
Become a Season Table Holder in Champions
Interested in becoming a season table holder? Please call 515.967.8575 for more information.