Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association

The Official Representative For Quarter Horse Racing in Iowa

The Quarter Horse Wire
April 2012

AQHA Officials Visit Prairie Meadows
Early in April, three executives from the American Quarter Horse Association visited Prairie Meadows on a “site visit” in advance of 2012 Challenge Championship Night on October 27. The AQHA delegation included Executive Director of Racing Trey Buck, Senior Manager of Racing And Association Marketing Matt Darby, and Director of Event Management Kellye Baker. Representatives of Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino included Director of Marketing Jeff Nelson, Horsemen’s Liaison Chuck Schott, and QH Racing Secretary Chad Keller. The Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association was represented by president Tom Lepic, past president Butch Hammer, and board member Brenda Onstot. According to Jeff Nelson, “There was a lot of positive energy during the site visit.” He added, “The AQHA was impressed with the new hotel and is very excited to be able to have all of the week’s events hosted at a single location. There is definitely some shared excitement about the Challenge Championships at Prairie Meadows.” And the AQHA’s Darby concurred, “All in all, I was encouraged by everything I saw. This will be the first time we’ve held the Challenge Championships and the AQHA Racing Conference at a hotel/track combo. It’s going to make things so much easier.”

Championship Challenge Update
As of April 15, only 3 regional challenge races have taken place, including 2 races at Sunland Park in New Mexico. In Brazil, Dash Glory Ease became the first horse to qualify for the Bank Of America Challenge Championship. The 4YO Brazilian homebred will be pointed toward running at Prairie Meadows and is scheduled to be under the care of leading California trainer Paul Jones. At Sunland Park on April 1, JW A Royal Flirt pulled off an upset in the Red Cell Distance Challenge regional. His owners, George and Judy Weldon of Utah, also plan to point their horse toward running in the 870-yard race at Prairie Meadows. And most recently, on April 8 at Sunland Park, the highly accomplished veteran Rylees Boy, owned by Gerardo OchoaPena, stamped his 4th consecutive ticket to the Challenge Championship main event by winning his 3rd straight Sunland Park Championship Challenge regional.

Editor-In-Chief – John Hernandez, Executive Secretary, IQHRA Questions or comments? Email john.hernandez@iqhra.com or call (760) 801-6103

President’s Message
Tom Lepic, IQHRA President
I want to thank everyone who has helped with this year’s IQHRA Stallion Service Auction. To date, we have sold over $80,000 in breedings and we are still actively marketing the remaining stallions. If you need a breeding for 2012 please check the IQHRA website for the list of remaining stallions. We are currently working on an IQHRA “New Owner’s Guide” which will soon be posted on our website. This guide will supply all of the information regarding the state regulatory policies for Iowa-bred Quarter Horses, racing industry links, licensing information, foaling locations in Iowa, stallions standing in Iowa, national (AQHA) and state (IQHRA) contact information, Prairie Meadows condition book, and other important information about owning, racing, and breeding. A big thank you to Jill Paxton (Department of Agriculture) for making this possible! Our Board is currently working hard to make 2012 a tremendous year for our owners, trainers, and members. A list of this year’s special events is included in this newsletter. Please take time to look over the events and dates and join us whenever possible. Thank you to the IQHRA Board for their continued hard work. We are just four months away from the start of our 2012 season. Make sure you mark Saturday August 18th on your calendar. Our 2012 meet is over a 10 week period and will include 9 races per night. This is a total of 234 racing opportunities for our Quarter Horses, which is the most ever at Prairie Meadows! Yes, it is an exciting time to be an Owner/Breeder/Trainer in the State of Iowa!

Tom Lepic President

OFFICERS President
Tom Lepic 6 Lake Pointe Rd Iowa City, IA 52240 (319) 331-2306 / tlepic@hotmail.com

Vice President
Butch Bain 6355 NE14th Street Des Moines, IA 50313 (515) 559-6151/ butchbainranch@aol.com

Treasurer
Troi Mulford 2309 Timber RIdge St. Charles, IA 50240 (515) 681-6700 / tmmulford@aol.com

Secretary
Chris Hovey 25327 Sportsmans Club Rd Adel, IA 50003 (515) 491-6100 / chovey@wildblue.net

Immediate Past President
Butch Hammer 401 Maple West Des Moines, IA 50265 (515) 255-4223 / butchhammercarpet@msn.com

Executive Secretary
John Hernandez 103 East 6th Avenue Slater, IA 50244 (760) 801-6103 / john.hernandez@iqhra.com

DIRECTORS THROUGH 2012
Bob Urich 4211 NE 38th Street, Des Moines, IA 59317 (515) 262-4307 / (515) 360-1907 Butch Wessels 730 Albert Street Lamont, IA 50650 / 563-924-2578 Don Rayner 2805 6th Ave SE, Altoona, IA 50009 (319) 331-5969 Brenda Onstot 704 East Main Street, Garden Grove, IA 50103 (515) 238-4524 / bonstot@aol.com Bob Brown 31908 Ashworth Road, Waukee, IA 50263 (515) 343-9993 / rbrown9796@aol.com Mark Guy 12847 S 52nd Avenue, Mitchellville, IA 50169 (515) 674-3715 / mguymom@aol.com Robert Moore 5617 33rd Avenue, Center Point, IA 52213 (319) 350-3240 / robertmoorefarmfun@aol.com Jim Harvey 2632 160th Street, Van Meter, IA 50261 (515) 461-3416 / jharvey@iowastatefair.org John Lawless 26345 220th Street, Eldora, IA 50627 (641) 858-2578 / lawjoh@hotmail.com

THROUGH 2013
Leonard Reed 5465 88th Avenue, Norwalk, IA 50211 (515) 981-0823 / (515) 321-9579 Terry Thorson 4737 West 58th Street N, Newton, IA 50208 (641) 831-3362 / terry_thorson@yahoo.com Ken Denning 220 235th Street, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641 (319) 385-8302 / doublekfarms@hotmail.com Shirley Peiffer 713 SW 28th Street #103, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 979-6379 / qracer_7@hotmail.com

THROUGH 2014

ALTERNATE

2012 COMMITTEES
Legislation * Tom Lepic Butch Bain Butch Hammer Backside * John Lawless Don Rayner Leonard Reed Mark Guy John Hernandez Stakes * Butch Bain Tom Lepic Bob Urich Picnic * Shirley Peiffer Cindy McIntosh John Hernandez Banquet * Brenda Onstot Tom Lepic Chris Hovey Youth Days * Brenda Onstot Tom Lepic Chris Hovey Terry Thorson Silent Auction * Kay Denning Polly Lepic Charlotte Peters

Hall Of Fame * Jack Peters Mark Guy Shirley Peiffer Leonard Reed Bob Urich All Out Pink * Ken/Kay Denning Polly Lepic Charlotte Peters Corporate Sponsors * John Hernandez Bob Brown Ken Denning Butch Wessels Stallion Service Auction * Tom Lepic Janet Rinehart Butch Bain Bob Brown Troi Mulford John Lawless Jack Peters Chris Hovey

Fiesta Night * Cindy McIntosh Bob Moore Shirley Peiffer John Hernandez Fall Sale * Terry Thorson John Lawless Bob Urich Leonard Reed Mark Guy Don Rayner Ken Denning Bob Moore John Hernandez Challenge Championships * Tom Lepic Brenda Onstot Chris Hovey Butch Hammer Wyetta Hammer Polly Lepic Butch Bain Terry Thorson John Hernandez

Membership * Shirley Peiffer Cindy McIntosh John Hernandez Horse Fair * Chris Hovey Brenda Onstot John Hernandez

Marketing * Tom Lepic Brenda Onstot John Hernandez Year End Awards * Jim/Sheryl Harvey

IOWA QUARTER HORSE RACING ASSOCIATION
“The official representative for Quarter Horse Racing in the State of Iowa”

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association (IQHRA) is to support and enhance the ownership, breeding, and racing experience of our members. The IQHRA accomplishes its mission by promoting its goals and objectives, in a mutually cooperative and beneficial manner, with race track officials, owners, breeders, horse racing industry related groups, businesses, and the general public.

Join The IQHRA Today! Your 2012 Membership Includes:
Voting Rights IQHRA Newsletters An Invitation To All Associations Functions Eligibility For Year-end Iowa Bred Racing Awards Family (husband/wife) Membership - $35.00 per year / Individual Membership - $35.00 per year

1 MEMBERSHIP = 1 VOTE
Fill Out The Form, Detach The Bottom Section, And Include Your Check Payable To “Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association.” Mail To: Shirley Peiffer 713 SW 28th Street #103 Ankeny, IA 50023
In accordance with federal privacy laws, all information will remain confidential.

IQHRA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (CHECK ONE): NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP HOME PHONE BUSINESS PHONE CELL FAX E-MAIL

- FAMILY - INDIVIDUAL

What’s New?
John Hernandez, Executive Secretary
As this issue of The Quarter Horse Wire goes to press, we are now just a little more than six months away from the biggest weekend in Iowa Quarter Horse racing history … the last weekend of October in which our home track Prairie Meadows will host the 2012 Bank of America Challenge Championships on Saturday October 27. Between now and then, owners and trainers all over the Unites States will be attempting to qualify their runners for the six championship races: the $75,000 Pfizer Starter Allowance Challenge Championship, the $125,000 Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship (G1), the $125,000 Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1), the $150,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2), the $200,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G1), and the $350,000 Bank of America Racing Challenge Championship (G1). We have included the schedule of the regional challenge races, which includes locations, trial dates, final dates, and payment information for the various regional qualifying races around the country. For those of you hoping to see one of your horses run on championship night, please note that by the time we finish hosting our regionals at Prairie Meadows in mid-September, there will be only a few opportunities to qualify for five of the races and only one opportunity – at Turf Paradise– to qualify a runner for the BofA Racing Challenge Championship. Also note that the April newsletter includes the Prairie Meadows / IQHRA “calendar of events” through the end of October. April, May, June, and July are light as far as QH events go, but the pace picks up in August as we draw close to opening night of the 2012 season. On August 4, the IQHRA will participate in the annual Iowa Classic Parade for the second time. We encourage all members to get involved and join us on the IQHRA float. And take some time to review the 2012 Prairie Meadows / IQHRA Youth Days information and application. If you know of potential candidates for this wonderful opportunity to get “up close and personal” with our sport, please encourage them to fill out the application, write an essay, and submit them to Brenda Onstot well before the July 1 deadline.

2012
GRADE (G2) (G1) (G2) (G3) (G3) TRACK Jockey Club Sunland Park Sam Houston Park Remington Park Fort Erie Evergreen Park Los Alamitos Hipodromo Emerald Downs Prairie Meadows Turf Paradise CITY Sorocaba, Brazil Sunland Park, NM Houston, TX Oklahoma City, OK Fort Erie, ON Grande Prairie, AB Cypress, CA Mexico City, MX Auburn, WA Altoona, IA Phoenix, AZ

All payments must have a U.S. Postal Service mark prior to the initial deadline.

Tentative Schedule: Subject to Change

Bank of America Championship Challenge
TOTAL ADDED --$110,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $32,000 $70,000 $36,500 $60,000 $70,000 $60,000 $200 NOMINATION $600 SUSTAINING ----Wed-Feb-01 Thu-Mar-01 Wed-Feb-01 Thu-Mar-01 Thu-Mar-01 Sun-Apr-01 Sun-Apr-15 Tue-May-15 Fri-Jun-01 Sun-Jul-01 Fri-Jun-15 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-01 Wed-Aug-01 Fri-Jun-15 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-01 Wed-Aug-01 TBA TBA $2500 LATE PAY --Thu-Mar-01 Thu-Mar-01 Sun-Apr-01 Tue-May-15 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-01 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-01 TBA

3-Year-Olds and Older 440 Yards
TRIAL DATE Jan-28 Mar-20 Mar-30 Apr-20 Jun-11 Jul-29 Aug-04 Aug-12 Aug-18 Sep-01 TBA FINAL DATE Feb-11 Apr-08 Apr-14 May-06 Jul-02 Aug-12 Aug-19 Aug-26 Sep-02 Sep-15 Oct-14

(G2) (G3)

GRADE

(G3)

TRACK Sam Houston Park Arapahoe Park Ruidoso Downs Les Bois Park Hipodromo Retama Park Evergreen Park Los Alamitos Ajax Downs Prairie Meadows Will Rogers Downs

CITY Houston, TX Aurora, CO Ruidoso Downs, NM Boise, ID Mexico City, MX Selma, TX Grande Prairie, AB Cypress, CA Ajax, ON Altoona, IA Claremore, OK

Adequan Derby Challenge TOTAL ADDED $200 NOMINATION
$35,000 $27,500 $27,500 $22,500 $20,000 $25,000 $20,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $32,500 Thu-Mar-15 Sun-Apr-01 Sun-Apr-15 Tue-May-01 Fri-Jun-01 Fri-Jun-15 Fri-Jun-01 Fri-Jun-15 Fri-Jun-15 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15

3-Year-Olds 400 Yards
$600 SUSTAINING Sun-Apr-15 Tue-May-01 Tue-May-15 Fri-Jun-01 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-01 Wed-Aug-15 $2500 LATE PAY Sun-Apr-15 Tue-May-01 Tue-May-15 Fri-Jun-01 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-01 Wed-Aug-15 TRIAL DATE May-05 May-26 Jun-15 Jun-20 Jul-22 Jul-27 Aug-04 Aug-05 Aug-14 Aug-31 Sep-16 FINAL DATE May-19 Jun-09 Jun-30 Jul-06 Aug-05 Aug-11 Aug-18 Aug-24 Aug-28 Sep-15 Sep-30

Pfizer Starter Allowance Challenge
GRADE TRACK Sun Downs Remington Park Sam Houston Park SunRay Park Hipodromo Evergreen Park Los Alamitos Emerald Downs Prairie Meadows Will Rogers Downs CITY Kennewick, WA Oklahoma City, OK Houston, TX Farmington, NM Mexico City, MX Grande Prairie, AB Cypress, CA Auburn, WA Altoona, IA Claremore, OK TOTAL ADDED $12,500 $30,000 $18,000 $20,000 $12,500 $13,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $100 NOMINATION Thu-Mar-01 Thu-Mar-01 Thu-Mar-01 Thu-Mar-01 Sun-Apr-01 Fri-Jun-01 Fri-Jun-15 Fri-Jun-15 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15

3 Year Olds and Older Who Have Started for a Claiming Price of $5,000 or Less Within 12 Months Prior to the Sustaining/Late Payment Deadline 350 Yards
$400 SUSTAINING Sun-Apr-01 Sun-Apr-01 Sun-Apr-01 Sun-Apr-01 Tue-May-01 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-01 Wed-Aug-15 $2500 LATE PAY Sun-Apr-01 Sun-Apr-01 Sun-Apr-01 Sun-Apr-01 Sun-May-01 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-01 Wed-Aug-15 TRIAL DATE Apr-21 Apr-20 Apr-27 Apr-27 May-13 Jul-29 Aug-10 Aug-18 Aug-31 Sep-16 FINAL DATE May-05 May-06 May-12 May-13 May-27 Aug-12 Aug-25 Sep-02 Sep-15 Sep-30

*REMINDER: All horses are required to enter on scheduled trial entry date even if there are not sufficient eligible entries to run trials. For any questions concerning the Challenge call the Challenge hotline at (877) 222-7223.
updated February 10, 2012

2012
GRADE (G3) (G3) TRACK Sam Houston Park Les Bois Park Ruidoso Downs Evergreen Park Retama Park Hipodromo Los Alamitos Ajax Downs Prairie Meadows Will Rogers Downs Turf Paradise CITY Houston, TX Boise, ID Ruidoso Downs, NM Grande Prairie, AB Selma, TX Mexico City, MX Cypress, CA Ajax, ON Altoona, IA Claremore, OK Phoenix, AZ

All payments must have a U.S. Postal Service mark prior to the initial deadline.

Tentative Schedule: ®Subject to Change

John Deere Juvenile Challenge
TOTAL ADDED $25,000 $22,500 $25,000 $21,000 $25,000 $15,000 $25,000 $30,000 $30,000 $27,500 $20,000 $100 NOMINATION Thu-Mar-15 Tue-May-01 Fri-Jun-01 Fri-Jun-01 Fri-Jun-15 Fri-Jun-15 Fri-Jun-15 Fri-Jun-15 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15 TBA $400 SUSTAINING Sun-Apr-15 Fri-Jun-01 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-01 Wed-Aug-15 TBA $2500 LATE PAY Sun-Apr-15 Fri-Jun-01 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-01 Wed-Aug-15 TBA TRIAL DATE May-04 Jun -23 Jul-20 Jul-28 Jul-28 Jul-29 Aug-11 Aug-14 Sep-01 Sep-16 TBA

2-Year-Olds 350 Yards
FINAL DATE May-19 Jul-06 Aug-04 Aug-11 Aug-10 Aug-19 Aug-25 Aug- 28 Sep-15 Sep-30 Oct-14

GRADE

(G3)

TRACK Sun Downs Remington Park Sam Houston Park Fort Erie Arapahoe Park Sandy Downs Evergreen Park Los Alamitos Prairie Meadows Lone Star Park

CITY Kennewick, WA Oklahoma City, OK Houston, TX Fort Erie, ON Aurora, CO Idaho Falls, ID Grande Prairie, AB Cypress, CA Altoona, IA Grand Prairie, TX

Merial Distaff Challenge
TOTAL ADDED $20,000 $35,000 $22,000 $40,000 $20,000 $15,000 $12,500 $20,000 $22,500 $30,000

3-Year-Olds and Older Fillies/Mares 400 Yards
$200 NOMINATION $600 SUSTAINING Thu-Mar-01 Sun-Apr-01 Thu-Mar-01 Sun-Apr-01 Thu-Mar-01 Sun-Apr-01 Sun-Apr-15 Tue-May-15 Tue-May-01 Fri-Jun-01 Sun-Jul-01 Wed-Aug-01 Fri-Jun-01 Sun-Jul-01 Fri-Jun-15 Sun-Jul-15 Sun-Jul-01 Wed-Aug-01 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-15 $2500 LATE PAY Sun-Apr-01 Sun-Apr-01 Sun-Apr-01 Tue-May-15 Fri-Jun-01 Wed-Aug-01 Sun-Jul-01 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-01 Wed-Aug-15 TRIAL DATE Apr-22 Apr-20 Apr-27 Jun-11 Jun-22 Aug-26 Jul-28 Aug-03 Sep-01 Sep-15 FINAL DATE May-06 May-06 May-13 Jul-02 Jul-07 Sep-09 Aug-11 Aug-18 Sep-15 Sep-29

Red Cell Distance Challenge
GRADE (G3) (G3) (G3) TRACK Sunland Park Sam Houston Park Remington Park Les Bois Park Prairie Meadows Lone Star Park Will Rogers Downs Turf Paradise CITY Sunland Park, NM Houston, TX Oklahoma City, OK Boise, ID Altoona, IA Grand Prairie, TX Claremore, OK Phoenix, AZ TOTAL ADDED $55,000 $20,000 $50,000 $15,000 $22,500 $30,000 $30,000 $17,000 $200 NOMINATION $600 SUSTAINING Wed-Feb-01 Thu-Mar-01 Wed-Feb-15 Thu-Mar-15 Tue-Mar-01 Sun-Apr-01 Tue-May-01 Fri-Jun-01 Sun-Jul-01 Wed-Aug-01 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-15 Sun-Jul-15 Wed-Aug-15 TBA TBA $2500 LATE PAY Thu-Mar-01 Thu-Mar-15 Sun-Apr-01 Fri-Jun-01 Wed-Aug-01 Wed-Aug-15 Wed-Aug-15 TBA

3-Year-Olds and Older 870 Yards
TRIAL DATE Mar-09 Apr-12 Apr-20 Jun-20 Aug-31 Sep-14 Sep-16 TBA FINAL DATE Apr-01 Apr-28 May-06 Jul-06 Sep-15 Sep-28 Sep-30 Oct-14

*REMINDER: All horses are required to enter on scheduled trial entry date even if there are not sufficient eligible entries to run trials. For any questions concerning the Challenge call the Challenge hotline at (877) 222-7223.
updated February 10, 2012

2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
April
 4/15 – Board Meeting (11 AM, Prairie Rose Room)

May
 5/12 – Board Meeting (3:30 PM, North End Clubhouse)

June
 6/09 – Board Meeting (3:30 PM, Prairie Rose Room)

July
 7/14 – Board Meeting (3:30 PM, Prairie Rose Room)

August
 8/04 – 5th Annual Iowa Classic Parade  8/18 – Board Meeting (3:30 PM, Prairie Rose Room)  8/18 – Opening Night of the 2012 Quarter Horse Meet (6:30 PM)  8/19 – Mascot Races  8/26 – IQHRA Annual Awards Banquet (Ramada Tropics)

Prairie Meadows Race Track & Casino reserves the right to modify or cancel events and promotions at anytime without prior notice.

2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
September
 9/02 – Board Meeting (9 AM, Pavilion)  9/02 – IQHRA Labor Day Picnic (11 AM, Pavilion)  9/03 – All-American Futurity Simulcast (4th Floor, Children OK)  9/07 – Fiesta On The Prairie  9/08 – IQHRA Fall Sale (12 PM, State Fairgrounds)  9/09 – National Grandparents’ Day Promotion  9/15 – Prairie Meadows Bank of America Regional Challenge Races  9/21 – IQHRA/Prairie Meadows Youth Days Program  9/22 – IQHRA/Prairie Meadows Youth Days Program  9/22 – Iowa Speedway Car Giveaway

October
 10/13 – Board Meeting (3:30 PM, South End Clubhouse)  10/13 – Prairie Meadows Quarter Horse Championship Night  10/13 – All Out Pink Night – Breast Cancer Awareness Event  10/26 – Iowa Quarter Horse Championship Night (7 PM)  10/27 – Bank of America Challenge Championships (7 PM)
Prairie Meadows Race Track & Casino reserves the right to modify or cancel events and promotions at anytime without prior notice.

Youth Days . . . Racing for the Future
The Prairie Meadows & Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association Youth Days . . . Racing for the Future committee would like to invite youth to attend Youth Days . . . Racing For the Future. On September 21st & 22nd, 2012 Prairie Meadows will host six youth ages 1618 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona, IA for two days of fun, interactive learning on the backside of the racetrack. Each participant will experience one-on-one mentoring with a trainer, assisting with barn duties, and helping with the training of a horse which they will see run in a live race during the event. Thank you to our 2012 Event Supporters: Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association and Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
The 2-day agenda will include: Care & maintenance of race horses Morning workouts & training The starting gates The racing office & entry process Farrier work Track maintenance & repair Tour of the test barn Meet the stewards & racing officials Meet & talk with jockeys Race preparation of horses Awards banquet Race sponsorship with group trophy presentation in the Winner’s Circle Scholarships to be awarded

Participants will be selected from the received applications based on submitted essay and general application. Participants will be chaperoned by licensed racetrack officials and members of the horsemen’s organizations. Those attending will have fun and learn while they work and experience the rewarding sensation of a job well done as their horses cross the finish line. This is an opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards that center around the horse racing industry. The goal of this program is to give young adults the opportunity to work firsthand alongside horsemen, increasing their knowledge and appreciation of the horse racing industry. For applications or more information contact: Brenda Onstot 704 E. Main St. Garden Grove, Iowa 50103 515-238-4524 E-mail: bonstot@aol.com
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Applications MUST be received by July 1, 2012

2012 Prairie Meadows Youth Days . . . Racing for the Future Application Program to be held September 21st & 22nd
Please fill this form out completely and return with a color photograph suitable for printing in a program (school photograph preferable). Applicants must be 16 to 18 years old as of January 1, 2012, to be eligible. Name: Telephone # Address: E-mail: Age: Date of Birth(mm/dd/yy): Name of Parent(s) or Guardian(s) Gender: Yes Yes T-shirt size: No No

Are you a member of a state or regional Horse Association? If yes, do you hold an office in your association or group? List all organizations you are a member of:

Hobbies and Interests:

List your past experience(s) involving horses (i.e. ridden since you were 3, etc)

Future plans or career goals:

Are any of your family members involved in Horse racing? If yes, in what capacity? Please check all that apply. Trainer Owner Racetrack Employee Other (please explain)

Yes

No

Breeder

Jockey

List any previous knowledge or experience you have of or in the horse race industry:

Attach a hand-written essay explaining why you are interested in horse racing and why you should be selected to participate in this program. Signature of Participant: Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian: Return this form no later than July 1, 2012 to: Brenda Onstot 704 E. Main St. Garden Grove, Iowa 50103 515-238-4524 E-mail: bonstot@aol.com Date Date

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2012 Fall Sale Futurity
March 17, 2012
The following 15 horses remain eligible to the 2012 IQHRA Fall Sale Futurity (for Quarter Horse Foals of 2010 that passed through the 2011 IQHRA Fall Sale) after the payment on March 15th. Owners of participating horses must be 2012 members of the IQHRA. The trial(s) and final will be run at Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA, with the trial(s) on August 19, 2012 and the final on September 2, 2012.

Horse 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
* **

Owner(s) Kay Sage Tom Lepic Bob Urich Judy Lewis (Pat Swan, agent) Robert Maupin Dick Tobin Roy & Marilyn Maupin Manny Silva Leo Butell & Mike Schau Tony Jones Dean Boeckenstedt Butch Bain Lewis Horn Dick Tobin Kirk Wessels

Carter Crown ** Catchin Fire Dora Be Quick Dorothys Doll Dun Gone Fishin El Darko Fannies Lil Spitcurl * Fernie Cash Box Hada Certain Charm Ivebeenrotten Ivorys Special Lady Mr Buck Ten Nifty Stampede Scrutinize Me Quick Willie Be Gone
- Denotes April Payment In Advance

- Denotes April & May Payments In Advance

The IQHRA makes every reasonable and appropriate effort to insure that the information on this page is accurate at the time of publication.

PRAIRIE MEADOWS

2012 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule
Date
8/18/2012 9/1/2012 9/2/2012 9/2/2012 9/15/2012 9/15/2012 9/15/2012 9/15/2012 9/15/2012 9/15/2012 10/6/2012 10/6/2012 10/13/2012 10/13/2012 10/13/2012 10/26/2012 10/26/2012 10/26/2012 10/26/2012 10/26/2012 10/26/2012 10/26/2012 10/26/2012 10/27/2012 10/27/2012 10/27/2012 10/27/2012 10/27/2012 10/27/2012 10/27/2012 10/27/2012 10/27/2012 10/27/2012

Race
Keokuk (GIII) Iowa Double Gold Futurity (RGIII) Iowa Double Gold Derby IQHRA Sale Futurity
Prairie Meadows Starter Allowance Challenge*

Sex/Age
Three Years Old & Up Two Year Olds Three Year Olds Two Year Olds Three Years Old & Up Three Years Old & Up Three Year Olds Fillies & Mares, 3 & Up Two Year Olds Three Years Old & Up Three Years Old & Up Three Years Old & Up Three Year Olds Two Year Olds Three Years Old & Up Two Year Olds Three Year Olds Three Year Olds Two Year Olds Fillies & Mares, 3 & Up Three Years Old & Up Three Years Old & Up Three Years Old & Up Two Year Olds Three Year Olds Fillies & Mares, 3 & Up Three Years Old & Up Three Years Old & Up Two Year Olds Three Year Olds Three Years Old & Up Fillies & Mares, 3 & Up Three Years Old & Up

Purse
$45,000 A $50,000 A ($100,000 Est.) $45,000 A ($70,000 Est.) $37,500 A $15,000 A $22,500 A $30,000 A $22,500 A $30,000 A $70,000 A $20,000 A $25,000 A $50,000 A ($100,000 Est.) $80,000 A ($225,000 Est.) $45,000 A $40,000 A $30,000 A $80,000 A ($100,000 Est.) $100,000 A ($125,000 Est.) $60,000 A $60,000 A $25,000 G $25,000 G $25,000 G $25,000 G $25,000 G $25,000 G $75,000 G $150,000 G $200,000 G $125,000 G $125,000 G $350,000 G

Distance Trial
400 Yards 350 Yards 400 Yards 350 Yards 350 Yards 870 Yards 400 Yards 400 Yards 350 Yards 440 Yards 350 Yards 870 Yards 400 Yards 350 Yards 440 Yards 350 Yards 400 Yards 400 Yards 350 Yards 350 Yards 400 Yards 350 Yards 870 Yards 350 Yards 400 Yards 400 Yards 440 Yards 350 Yards 350 Yards 400 Yards 870 Yards 400 Yards 440 Yards 8/18/2012 8/19/2012 8/19/2012 8/31/2012 8/31/2012 8/31/2012 9/1/2012 9/1/2012 9/1/2012

Prairie Meadows Distance Challenge (GIII)* Prairie Meadows Derby Challenge (GIII)* Prairie Meadows Distaff Challenge* Prairie Meadows Juvenile Challenge*
Prairie Meadows Championship Challenge (GII)*

Prairie Meadows Bonus Challenge* Covered Bridges (GIII) Altoona Derby (GIII) Valley Junction Futurity (GIII) Two Rivers (GIII) Iowa Stallion Futurity Iowa Stallion Derby Polk County Derby (IA) Jim Bader Futurity (IA) Future of Iowa (IA) Terrace Hill (RGIII) (IA) Nutrena Starter Allowance* AQHA Challenge Distance Stakes* Markel Stakes* John Deere Stakes* AQHA Members Plus Stakes* Farnam Stakes*
Pfizer Starter Allowance Challenge Championship* John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (GII)*

9/29/2012 9/29/2012 10/12/2012 10/12/2012 10/12/2012 10/12/2012

Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (GII)* Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship (GI)* Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (GI)* Bank of America Challenge Championship (GI)*

* Subject to changes by AQHA/Racing Challenge Director of Live Racing: Derron Heldt Quarter Horse Racing Secretary: Chad Keller 1 Prairie Meadows Drive Altoona, Iowa 50009-0901 (515) 967-1205 • (800) 325-9015 Ext. 1205
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IQHRA BOARD MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 12, 2012
Board members absent: John Lawless, Bob Brown, Terry Thorson, and Ken Denning. Meeting was called to order by President Tom Lepic APPROVAL OF JANUARY MINUTES: The minutes of the January Annual meeting were reviewed. Motion for board approval of minutes made by Butch Bain and seconded by Leonard Reed. Motion carried. The minutes will be reviewed by the membership at the 2013 Annual meeting for final approval. APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT: A corrected treasurer’s report was distributed to the board by Troi Mulford. After review, motion made by Don Rayner to approve corrected report and seconded by Brenda Onstot. Motion carried. Troi explained to the board that the 2010-2012 audit has not been done because she is getting bids from other firms. She and Butch Bain know a certified public account that might be able to do the audit less expensively. She will report back at the March meeting what the bids were and her recommendation on which firm we would use. Troi reported that the estimated cost of our year-end awards has increased. Jim Harvey, awards chairman, will look into the increase and report back to the board before any awards are purchased. LOBBYIST: Sandra reported that the legislature is in session. She distributed a letter to the board from the lobbyists we gave donations to thanking IQHRA for supporting them. The “dog bill” to discontinue dog racing in the State is still in committee. Sandra is monitoring this to make sure there is no reference to horse racing. The bill regarding internet poker is progressing. Sandra is also monitoring that and will report if there are any amendments we need to be aware of. PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Tom congratulated Butch Hammer on his recent election as President of the IQHA. Butch expressed the continued support between the two organizations and his willingness to help us with our Challenge races. TVG has been selected to operate the account deposit wagering for Prairie Meadows for the next 5 years. This agreement will potentially increase simulcasting for Prairie Meadows racing. The April board of directors meeting has been moved from Riverside Casino in Iowa City to April 15th at Prairie Meadows. OLD BUSINESS: FALL SALE: The Fall Sale will be Saturday, September 8th at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Terry Thorson will report further at the next meeting. Sale futurity nomination forms have been mailed. The first payment is March. YOUTH DAYS: Brenda announced that the dates September 21 and 22 have been approved by Prairie Meadows. Applications are on the website and will be distributed at Horse Fair. Brenda also has forms available for interested youth. Our last years’ representative, Fenton Nelson spoke to the board describing his experiences both at Prairie Meadows and at National Youth Days in Indiana. He highly recommended the program for future participants.

STALLION SERVICE AUCTION: The auction is going well. We are still selling a number of stud services . The auction continues through May. We are placing ads in Speedhorse and TRACK magazines through April advertising the remaining stallions. The current list of unsold stallions is also on our website. An error in a farm fee was noted. Motion by Don Rayner and seconded by Butch Bain to pay $600 farm fee to 6666 Ranch. Motion carried. CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP: Tom reported that there is a lot of excitement for the races at Prairie Meadows. He attended the Heritage Place sale and distributed lots of pens, playing cards, and brochures advertising the Challenge races. The IRGC was very pleased about the income generated for the Des Moines area by hosting the races here. AQHA has blocked rooms not only Prairie Meadows hotel but other local hotels in anticipation of a large turnout. PICNIC: The picnic is slated for Sunday September 2nd. Due to the 1 p.m. race time there will be a brunch instead of a picnic. On Labor Day there is no live racing but IQHRA encourages members, guests, and trainers to come to the All American party at the Prairie Meadows pavilion, watch the Ruidoso races and enjoy appetizers. NEW BUSINESS: STAKES INFORMATION AND PAYMENTS: The Future of Iowa and Terrace Hill stakes payment structure was discussed. Motion to have each race at $900 total payment with $400 to nominate and $500 to enter made by Jim Harvey and seconded by Butch Bain. Motion carried. The current list of nomination forms are on the Prairie Meadows website. The board discussed and decided that the stakes nomination forms also need to be on our website. HORSE FAIR: Horse Fair is scheduled for March 30th –April 1st. We will again share a booth with the IQHA. Chris passed out sign up sheets for officers and directors to sign up to be at our booth. Those who help will be reimbursed for their admission fee. MEMBERSHIP: Shirley reported that we have 14 lifetime members and 51 paid 2012 memberships. Membership applications will be sent to past members encouraging them to renew their memberships. The committee will also get a list of trainers who raced at Prairie Meadows and send an application to them. BOARD CONTACT INFORMATION: Chris passed out a current contact list from our website. Officers and board members were asked to look over the sheets and make any corrections to their information. This will be given to John Hernandez to put on the website. BY-LAWS REVIEW: Committee set up to review and recommend changes to the current by-laws. Committee members are Butch Bain, Mark Guy, Shirley Peiffer, Leonard Reed, and Jim Harvey. COMMITTEES: Tom is reviewing the current list of standing committees and a possible revision in the format and number of committees. He will discuss with the board at the March meeting. NEW BUSINESS COMMENTS: Mark Guy and Bob Urich will meet with a representative of the Thoroughbred groups and see how the Department of Agriculture changed the allocation of “breeders money” for their organization and if this change is pertinent to our group. They will report at the March meeting.

Motion to adjourn made by Don Rayner and seconded by Brenda Onstot. Meeting adjourned. Chris Hovey, Secretary

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