Prairie Meadows will host media Monday, Apr. 26 at 9 a.m. in advance of the oval's opening day Apr. 30. The media will be provided with video footage, photos, and candid interviews with Prairie Meadows executives and racing personnel. To participate at Prairie Meadows' media conference, contact [email protected]
Opening day, with first post at 6 p.m., will be followed by the simulcast of the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 1. Races can be viewed from three locations on property, with the largest area outdoors near the track. Admission to the races and parking are free.
This season, Prairie Meadows will host its first “Running of the Bulls” Bulldog Races May 31 featuring British and English bulldogs. Wiener Dog Races will be held June 20 in honor of Father's Day and Camel, Zebra, & Ostrich Races take place July 18. Festival of Racing, Prairie Meadows' highest grade stakes races and the Iowa Classic, featuring all Iowa bred horses, are also returning this season. This year will be the second season that Prairie Meadows has featured a mixed meet format with both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses racing on the same day. The season kicks off with Thoroughbreds only through June 14 and the remainder of the season will feature both breeds.
To see the entire 2021 schedule, visit www.prairiemeadows.com/racing.