06/24/2014 12:26PM

Prairie Meadows Festival starts with stakes triple


ALTOONA, Iowa – The 2014 Iowa Festival of Racing, consisting of six open stakes races worth more than $1 million in total, starts Friday night with three stakes: the $100,000 Saylorville, a six-furlong dash for fillies and mares; the $100,000 Iowa Distaff, contested over 1 1/16 miles for fillies and mares; and the $125,000 Iowa Sprint Handicap, also a six-furlong event.