News, Blog, & Press Releases

Stuart Slagle Hired as New Thoroughbred Racing Secretary for Prairie Meadows
February 10, 2022

Former Woodbine Racing Secretary Returns to the Midwest Racing Circuit

Prairie Meadows Purse Structure to Increase for Both Breeds In 2022
February 9, 2022

Thoroughbred Overnight Purses Up an Average 5%, Quarter Horse Up an Average 20-25%

Prairie Meadows Live Horse Racing Dates For 2022 Approved
December 6, 2021

The 84-day meet runs May 13 - October 2.

Prairie Meadows & Polk County Host Celebration to Honor Veterans
November 9, 2021

Prairie Meadows and Polk County are hosting a Veterans Day celebration that invites veterans and the general public to a ceremony honoring our nation's heroes. Saluting our Veterans celebration ceremony will take place at The Meadows Events Center on November 11 at 10:30am.

Prairie Meadows Local Connections to Compete in Breeders' Cup
November 5, 2021

Four other competitors have Prairie Meadows ties.

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.