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Youth Days at Prairie Meadows

May 25, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

The race is on to get an application for Prairie Meadows annual Youth Days…Racing for the Future!
Ages 15 to 19 are eligible to learn about the horse racing industry from the inside by participating in this program. Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa, will host 10 youth for four days of interactive fun and learning in August.

The goal of Prairie Meadows Youth Days is to increase knowledge of and interest in the horse-racing industry and educate young people about careers with horses. The participants will be paired with a professional trainer and will be allowed to help train a horse that they will then see run in a race. They’ll also meet jockeys and stewards, learn about what happens during morning workouts and in the test barn, and tour one of the area’s finest breeding farms.

Applications must be received by June 1. For more information, contact Karen Clay at (515) 462-2891 or email