Racing 

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!

Live Thoroughbred Racing

Season: April 27 - August 12
Post Times: Thursday & Friday at 6pm and Saturday & Sunday at 1pm

Live Quarter Horse Racing

Season: August 19 - October 14
Post Times: Friday at 6pm and Saturday & Sunday at 1pm

2017 Special Race Days & Events

May 6 | Kentucky Derby | Post Time 4pm
May 6 - 7 |Pig Races
May 7 | Family Day at the Races
May 11 | Iowa Barnstormer Night at the Races 
May 20 | Preakness Stakes | Post Time 4pm
May 29 | Memorial Day | Post Time 1pm
June 10 | Belmont Stakes | Post Time 4pm
June 11 | Family Day at the Races
June 11 | Beyond the Starting Gate
June 14 | Special Race Day | Post Time 6pm
June 17 | Food Truck Festival
June 18 | Wiener Dog Races
July 3 | Fireworks | Post Time 4pm
July 6 | Festival of Racing | Post Time 6pm
July 7 | Festival of Racing | Post Time 6pm
July 8 | Festival of Racing | Post Time 4pm
July 16 | Camel, Zebra, & Ostrich Races
July 23 | Family Day at the Races
July 23 | Beyond the Starting Gate
July 29 | PDJF Day | Jockey Sumo Wrestling
August 9 | Special Race Day | Post Time 6pm
August 12 | Iowa Classic | Post Time 4pm
August 20 | Family Day at the Races
August 20 | Beyond the Starting Gate
September 10 | Family Day at the Races
September 16 | BOA Regional Challenge Finals | Post Time 1pm
October 12 | Special Race Day | Post Time 6pm
October 14 | BOA Challenge Championships | Post Time 6pm

2017 Live racing schedule

 

Interested in becoming a season table holder at Champions Restaurant, overlooking the Prairie Meadows Racetrack? Please call 515.967.8575 or email the Champions Manager for more information.  

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