Prairie Meadows Approved for 84-Day Season


Prairie Meadows

Prairie Meadows will host 84 days of live racing during its 2021 meet following approval by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Thursday. Racing at the Altoona, IA oval will begin Friday, Apr. 30 with 26 days of Thoroughbreds only, followed by 58 days of mixed cards also featuring Quarter Horses until the conclusion of the meet on Sept. 25. Racing will be conducted on a Friday to Monday schedule, with first post times of 6:00 PM CDT on Fridays and Saturdays, and 4:00 PM CDT on Sundays and Mondays, with exceptions for special race days, events and holidays. Prairie Meadows will offer 32 stakes with purses of an estimated $2.92 million.

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