08/06/2003 12:00AM

Prairie Meadows track report


ALTOONA, Iowa - Former Polk County Supervisor Jack Bishop, businessman Leonard Reed of Norwalk, Iowa, and two Thorough-breds will be inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame on Aug. 29.

The event will be held in the Prairie Rose Room on the fourth floor of the clubhouse at 4:30 p.m. Central.

Bishop, the former chairman of the Polk County Board of Supervisors, will be inducted into the Contributor category. Bishop has long been a strong supporter of Prairie Meadows. He joined the Racing Association of Central Iowa Board of Directors on June 25 after 28 years of service to Polk County.

Reed enters the Horseman category of the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame. The Reed family has been active in American Quarter Horse racing and breeding since the 1970's, long before Prairie Meadows's 1989 inaugural season. In 1998, Reed's Iowa-bred Bold Six Chick was inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame. A board member of the Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association, Reed and his wife, Joyce, along with Bold Six Chick and the stakes-producing mare Ive Been Around, have all been inducted in that organization's Hall of Fame.

The two Thoroughbreds to be inducted into the Prairie Meadows hall are Lady Tamworth and Nut N Better, both of whom are Iowa champions.

Lady Tamworth, who raced for Des Moines attorney Rick Olson, earned $567,058 from 68 starts before sustaining a fatal injury at Canterbury Park in Minnesota in July 2002.

Nut N Better, who earned $572,828 for Shady Bend Thoroughbreds, is in foal to Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Cherokee Run.