June 8, 2023
Prairie Meadows Prepares for May 12 Gathering Start

With the beginning of the 2023 stay racing season quick approaching on the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and On line casino, riders planning to race on the Altoona, Iowa facility this season ought to think about plenty of key dates and deadlines.

The 2023 stay racing season kicks off on Might 12 with solely Thoroughbred races. There can be 20 days of Thoroughbred-only British races till 17 June. The 60-day combined Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse program will happen from 18 June to 30 September.

Dates and deadlines to notice:

  • Cease purposes for each sexes should be despatched again to the race workplace by Tuesday, April 4, 2023.
  • The Prairie Meadows steady space will open on Friday, April 14, 2023, and observe coaching will start on Sunday, April 16, 2023.
  • Quarter Horse connections are reminded that future and derby pay schedules for Valley Junction Futurity (GIII), Altoona Derby, Jim Bader Futurity (IA) and Polk County Derby (IA) will start April 1, 2023. Sustainable funds for Prairie Gold Futurity & Derby, Iowa Stallion QH Futurity (IA) & Derby (IA), Hawkeye Futurity (IA) and Cyclone Derby (IA) can even be made on April 1, 2023.
  • The Iowa Racing Competition is scheduled for eight bets on July 7, 2023 and July 8, 2023, price a complete of $1,275,000. Crucial occasions of the competition are Gr. III The $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap, Gr. III The $225,000 Iowa Oaks and the $250,000 Iowa Derby Listed. Free nominations for the Competition of Racing will finish on Saturday, June 24, 2023.
  • The Iowa Traditional is scheduled for Saturday, September 30, 2023, with an all-Iowa-bred race move crammed with races with bets exceeding $1,000,000 in complete purse for each genres.

The stay race can be offered on Friday and Monday, broadcast occasions are set to 18:00 CDT on Friday and Saturday and 16:00 CDT on Sunday and Monday. Transport occasions are topic to vary throughout particular race days, occasions, and holidays.

The coaching program with Situations E book #1, stall follow, betting charts and entry occasions is presently obtainable on-line within the Horsemen’s Data part of the Prairie Meadows web site: https://www.prairiemeadows.com/racing. E book 1 contains Thoroughbred race days Might 12-June 5 and a preview part for Quarter Horse race days June 18-July 3, beginning on web page 66.


Quarter Horse future/derby nomination varieties, which embody cost schedules and common situations for every race, will be downloaded and printed from the Prairie Meadows web site. https://www.prairiemeadows.com/racing Within the Equestrian Data part underneath Quarter Horse Racing, scroll right down to Quarter Horse Future/Derby Candidate Kinds and Lists.

For cost inquiries concerning Prairie Meadows Gold Futurity/Derby, Valley Junction Futurity, or Altoona Derby, contact Kathy Cunningham at 515-967-1205 or e-mail Kathryn.Cunningham@prairiemeadows.com. For cost questions concerning Hawkeye Futurity, Cyclone Derby, Iowa Stallion QH Futurity/Derby, Jim Bader Futurity or Polk County Derby, contact Jim Harvey of IQHRA at 515-499-0090 or e-mail jharvey1347@gmail.com move.

Equine well being necessities for each breeds and ponies can be found on the Prairie Meadows web site, on the stall software type, or on web page 6 of the standing guide. All horses making an attempt to enter the steady space might want to adjust to these well being necessities.

Short-term jobs nonetheless obtainable within the Racing Division. Anybody with a horse racing background or working with horses is inspired to evaluate alternatives to be part of the spectacle and pleasure within the horse racing trade in Iowa. Positions resembling Outrider, Assistant Clocker, Program Manufacturing Coordinator, Check Barn Path Rider, Stall Cleaner, and Jockey Room Valet are presently obtainable. Apply on-line at: https://www.prairiemeadows.com/about-us/careers. Click on on Open Positions and seek for Normal Utility (2023 Dwell Race), fill within the on-line software and submit.

One other fun-filled action-packed racing season is approaching in Iowa. To proceed studying in regards to the Prairie Meadows 2023 stay horse racing season, go to: https://www.prairiemeadows.com/signmeup.

This press launch was not edited by BloodHorse. You probably have any questions, please contact the group that produced the publication.

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