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Prairie Meadows to Start Racing Club | Midwest Paddock Report
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Prairie Meadows to Start Racing Club

Altoona, IA – Prairie Meadows will be joining the growing ranks of racetracks offering a low cost racing club to fans for the 2017 season.

The Prairie Meadows Racing Club I is a low-cost, social and educational glimpse into the life of Thoroughbred ownership. It offers an exclusive experience with many benefits including special club events, viewings of the horse’s workout sessions, priority valet parking, special accommodations on race days, a dedicated Facebook page with frequent updates, and more.

Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame trainer Kelly Von Hemel will select the horse and train for the Club while the tracks Horsemen’s Liaison, John Hernandez, will serve as the Club’s Director.

“Racing has always been a huge part of my life, and I am very excited to share my knowledge and experience with the Club’s members. I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of Prairie Meadows Racing Club, and cannot wait to give our members a firsthand look at thoroughbred ownership,” said Von Hemel.

The Club has been organized as a 501(c)(7) not-for-profit social club. Members should not join with any profit motive or expectation of profit. After payment of all horse-related expenses and other club costs, all purse earnings or proceeds from the sale of the horse may be distributed to the members but will not exceed their membership fee. The remainder will be donated to a local charity.

The Club will be limited go 200 members and the cost is $300 per person.  Applications can be found at prairiemeadows.com as well as at the Prairie Meadows gift shop starting February 24.

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