IQHRA Stallion Service Auction-Announcement
The IQHRA would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who
has graciously donated their stallions for our past stallion service
auctions. As well, we would like to thank those individuals who have
purchased breedings from our auction and of course those who have run
their horses in our Iowa Double Gold Futurity and Derby Stakes.
Recently the IQHRA Board of Directors voted to discontinue the stallion
service auction and replace it's restricted stakes with a non restricted
Futurity and Derby. These races will continue to be called the Iowa
Double Gold Futurity and Derby with their trials being run the opening
weekend of our meet each year. We are anticipating the Futurity to have
a $150,000 guaranteed purse and the Derby to have a $80,000 guaranteed
purse. It is our hope that these unrestricted stakes, at the start of
our meet, will bring more horses, trainers and owners to Prairie
The Futurity will begin in it's new format, in 2020 and the Derby in
2021. Until then we will continue to start each racing season with the
Iowa Double Gold Futurity and Derby, restricting the races to the foals
of stallions sold in our earlier auctions.
We look forward to continued great Quarter Horse Racing at Prairie
Meadows and hope you will all take advantage of these new unrestricted
stakes. Thanks again for your past support.