01/12/2012 3:38PM

Prairie Meadows Quarter Horse meet to include Challenge Championships


The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has approved a Prairie Meadows Quarter Horse meet that will include the Bank of America Challenge Championships on Oct. 27.

The commission on Thursday approved a 27-day quarter horse meet that will run Aug. 18 from Oct. 27.

The Challenge Championships, with six races worth more than $1 million combined, are Quarter Horse racing’s version of the Breeders’ Cup Horses earn starting berths by winning qualifying races across the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.

The previously approved Prairie Meadows Thoroughbred season will be held from April 20 to Aug. 11.