Tom Lepic and Deb Leech, two long-time leaders in Iowa's horse racing industry, will be inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the track July 2. Lepic has been involved in the racing industry for nearly 50 years and is currently President of the Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association. Leech served as a board member for the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association from 2009 to 2016 and was president of the association from 2011 to 2016.
Also being inducted into the track's hall of fame this year is Iowa's all-time leading distaff earner Mywomanfromtokyo (Neko Bay). Racing for Scott Pope's Crimson King Farm and Christine Rhiner and trained by Kelly Von Hemel, the 8-year-old mare has won four stakes and earned $595,276.