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Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino will induct two highly accomplished horsemen into its Racing Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 9, 2022.Jockey Stormy Smith (pictured), arguably the most successful Quarter Horse rider in the 33-year history of racing at Prairie Meadows, and H. Allen Poindexter, the prominent owner and breeder of multiple stakes-winning horses at Prairie Meadows and other tracks across America, will be inducted in a ceremony on the second day of the 2022 Iowa Festival of Racing. Prairie Meadows will host its Annual Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 9, beginning at 4 p.m.“I’m honored, Prairie Meadows has been my home away from home for over 20 years now. I’ve won a lot of races here, been leading rider more than a few times, and experienced both the highs and lows of horse racing at Prairie Meadows,” said jockey Stormy Smith. When asked to name the best Quarter Horse he’s ridden at Prairie Meadows, Stormy didn’t hesitate to say, AJs High, the champion gelding owned by Mike Teel and trained by Charlton Hunt who won 15 races in 33 starts and claimed a Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) victory at Los Alamitos in California six years ago.“He was always a handful from the time he left his stall to the moment he got back to the barn,” noted Smith. “But he always ran well for me! That night in California he was on top of his game. We beat some pretty good horses in that big race!”H. Allen Poindexter has been breeding and racing stakes winners at Prairie Meadows for more than two decades. “I am thrilled and privileged to be inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame,” said Poindexter. “Even though I knew my name was in the mix, I still got goose bumps when I received word that I would be part of the Class of 2022.” His contributions to the Iowa-bred racing program at Prairie Meadows are immeasurable. Many of his homebreds have raced to victory under his familiar maroon and grey silks, while others have been successful for owners who have bought from or partnered with Poindexter, including fellow Hall of Famer Sandra Rasmussen’s River Ridge Ranch.Photo by Richard Chamberlain“Even though I don’t live in Iowa, I decided long ago to focus my efforts on breeding Iowa-breds to compete at Prairie Meadows and outside of Iowa at some of the biggest tracks in the country,” Poindexter added. ... See MoreSee Less

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From Qh Racing Secretary Chad Keller:A reminder for entries starting next weekend for Quarter Horses, on the Iowa bred races (including Hawkeye Futurity trials) foal papers need to be stamped with the Iowa Dept. of Ag stamp number in order to ENTER in any Iowa bred race. I’ve asked the new staff member (Jamie) at the Iowa Dept. of Ag. Horse Breeding Bureau to send me the latest information on QH foals from 2019 (3 yos) and 2020 (2 yos) in order to check on who is stamped and who isn’t yet but haven’t received those reports yet. (Hopefully Monday.)Thanks for your help on this and looking forward to the start of entries next weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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