Live Racing

Welcome to the 2014 racing season at Prairie Meadows!

Thoroughbred racing will run from April 18 through August 9 and then we will host Quarter Horse racing August 16 through October 18.

Not sure how to pick a winner? Would you like to know what the handicapping experts think? We offer free selections and analysis from local handicappers each race day. Just got to the  Gold Sheet Selections or Tipster’s Picks to view/download them.

Check out our racing calendar for information on race days, post times, and special racing events occurring throughout the season here at Prairie Meadows!

2014 Racing Calendar

Upcoming Events:

Stable Area Trolley Rides | Fridays, May 9 – September 5
Make a reservation today! Call 515-967-8542
Rides will begin at 8AM


Family Day at the Races |  Sundays, August 3,17,24,31
An event for the whole family. Coloring books, spin art, mascots and characters. Plus, meet the Des Moines Mounted Police and Heartland Greyhound Adoption.


Iowa Classic Parade
| Saturday, August 2
10:30am through the streets of Altoona
bring the kids!

Iowa Classic | Saturday, August 2
Live racing post time 6:30PM

7 BIG ALL-IOWA Thoroughbred Stakes Races.

Prairie Meadows Racetrack Casino Hotel


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