Prairie Meadows Sets 2016 Racing Calendar

The track's 26-day American Quarter Horse meet starts August 20.

Edited press release

Prairie Meadows has set its 2016 live racing calendar.

Prairie Meadows near Des Moines, Iowa, has set its 2016 live racing calendar.

Prairie Meadows will open its season with a 67-day Thoroughbred meet, April 28-August 13. A 26-day American Quarter Horse season will follow and run from August 20-October 15.

Quarter Horse racing will typically be offered on a Friday-through-Sunday schedule. The only exceptions to this schedule will be opening weekend, with racing on a Saturday-Sunday format, and closing week, when racing will be offered on Thursday, October 13.

Prairie Meadows Quarter Horse stakes schedule will be topped by the 440-yard, $65,000 Bank of America Prairie Meadows Championship Challenge (G3) on September 17. The track’s closing-day program will feature four open stakes and four Iowa-bred stakes worth a combined $850,000 in purses.

Post time for Prairie Meadows’ Quarter Horse meet will be 5:30 p.m. (CDT) on Fridays and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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