News, Blog, & Press Releases

Important Prairie Meadows Dates and Deadlines for Horsemen
March 2, 2021

Owners and trainers planning to compete at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, IA this year should take note of a number of important dates and deadlines for the 2021 season that begins on Friday, April 30.

Get Crackin'
February 15, 2021

We asked the culinary team at AJ's how the crab species differ, and how to tackle the task of eating them.

Prairie Meadows Releases Quarter Horse Preview Edition Condition Book
February 11, 2021

The 2021 Quarter Horse season at Prairie Meadows starts on Friday, June 18 and the racing office has released the Preview Edition Condition Book covering the first eight days of the meet through June 28.

Prairie Meadows Sets Live Horse Racing Schedule for 2021
January 25, 2021

Live horse racing returns to Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel on Friday, April 30 when the Altoona, IA facility opens its 32nd season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse action.

Broadlawns Birthing Center Now Open with Help of Prairie Meadows Funding
January 15, 2021

In August 2020, Broadlawns Medical Center opened a state-of-the-art birthing center within its newly constructed 41,900 square foot hospital addition.

Food Bank of Iowa Mobile Pantry
January 15, 2021

Prairie Meadows awarded the Food Bank of Iowa $500,000 on September 23. With these dollars, Prairie Meadows sponsored two drive-thru perishable food pantries at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

GIVE 2020
January 15, 2021

Prairie Meadows partnered with Riverside Casino and Golf Resort and Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere (G.I.V.E.) for a successful 4th annual golf tournament.

Horse Rescuer Honored for Bravery
January 15, 2021

Race Track Chaplaincy of America honored Victoria Dorrian with their White Horse award.

Prairie Meadows Receives ChildServe Champions Award
January 15, 2021

Prairie Meadows was awarded the 2020 ChildServe Champions award. This award recognizes ChildServe supporters for their generosity and service.

Women Build Habitat for Humanity
January 15, 2021

Women Build Habitat for Humanity is an opportunity for women to come together to build affordable homeownership opportunities for families in Polk County.