Prairie Meadows Releases
2016 Live Racing Schedule
February 08, 2016 1:59 PM
Photo: Prairie Meadows
With opening day of the 2016 Thoroughbred season less than three months away,
Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino has set the calendar and schedule for the
27th season of live horse racing at this Altoona, IA facility.
The 67-day Thoroughbred season will open on Thursday April 28 and end with Iowa
Classic Day on Saturday August 13.
The 26-day Quarter Horse meet will start on Saturday August 20 and conclude with
Championship Day on Saturday October 15.
Fans and horsemen alike will notice several changes in both the calendar and the
day-to-day schedule, including new post times on weekdays and weekends.
On Thursdays and Fridays, racing will begin at 5:30 PM CT. On the weekends,
Saturday and Sunday racing will begin at 1:00 PM CT.
The popular Iowa Festival of Racing, which has historically attracted some of
the top horses in the nation to Prairie Meadows, will become a three-day event
covering Thursday June 30, Friday July 1, and Saturday July 2, with two stakes
races on each of the three days.
Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau:
In January 1946, the
Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) was incorporated as a private
investigative agency whose principal mission was to address
issues of integrity and security in the Thoroughbred horse
racing industry. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the TRA, TRPB
represents a unified effort by TRA-member associations
to maintain high standards, protect the legitimate business
interests and integrity of the sport, and foster and maintain
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