News, Blog, & Press Releases

Prairie Meadows' Board Approves $1.5 Million for 2021 Community Betterment and Youth Sports & Recreational Grants
October 4, 2021

On September 30, the Board of Directors approved an additional $1.5 million in funds for Prairie Meadows' Community Betterment grant program and their Youth Sports & Recreational grants. This program celebrates Iowan's passion for sports and healthy living projects and initiatives.

Bonus Purse Incentives for Quarter Horse Races at Prairie Meadows
August 24, 2021

Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association announced that any open (non-restricted) overnight race that is carded on the overnight sheet with seven (7) betting interests or more will receive an additional 10% purse bonus added to the current purse structure.

Prairie Meadows Schedules Mandatory Jackpot Pick 5 Payout
August 13, 2021

Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer a mandatory payout of the Jackpot Pick 5 on Monday, August 16 after receiving the green light from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.

COVID-19 Face Covering Mandate Resuming at Prairie Meadows
July 30, 2021

Effective August 1st at 8AM, Prairie Meadows' guests and employees must wear a face mask or covering while on property.

Iowa Festival of Racing and Jackpot Pick 5 Make for a Spectacular Holiday Weekend at Prairie Meadows
July 1, 2021

Knicks Go, winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile and Pegasus World Cup to compete this weekend at Prairie Meadows; Mandatory Jackpot Pick 5 Payout set for Monday, July 5.

Prairie Meadows Announces 2021 Legacy Grant Recipients
June 23, 2021

Prairie Meadows' Board of Directors approved $2.5 million in grants at their monthly board meeting on Wednesday, June 23.

2021 Hall of Fame Honors
June 8, 2021

A pair of longtime leaders in the Iowa horse racing industry, Tom Lepic and Deb Leech, and the accomplished Iowa-bred stakes champion Mywomanfromtokyo, will be inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame.

Prairie Meadows Names 2021 Scholarship Recipients
June 1, 2021

More Than $100,000 Awarded in Scholarships to Polk County High School Seniors.

Superstar Las Vegas Entertainer to Perform at Prairie Meadows in 2021
April 26, 2021

Prairie Meadows is proud to announce that popular ventriloquist, impressionist, and stand-up comedian Terry Fator will be live at The Meadows Events Center Saturday, September 18 at 8:00 p.m.

Prairie Meadows Hires Track Announcer Bobby Neuman To Call Races In 2021
April 20, 2021

Accomplished track announcer Bobby Neuman, whose resume includes successful stints at Calder Race Course in Florida and Los Alamitos Race Course in California, will call the races at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel during the 84-day 2021 live horse racing season that begins on Friday, April 30 and runs through Saturday, September 25.