News, Blog, & Press Releases

Vision to Learn Launches at Lovejoy Elementary
July 19, 2019

A press conference May 15 at Lovejoy Elementary really opened some eyes. It was the community kickoff for Vision to Learn (VTL), and it brought into sharp focus the fact that eyewear can be just as critical to learning as good schools and teachers.

Prairie Meadows & Polk County Host Community Impact Luncheon
July 15, 2019

It was another amazing year of charitable giving for Prairie Meadows. The nonprofit casino awarded $6 million to deserving charities and organizations through its Community Betterment and Legacy Grant programs in 2019.

Stall Applications For 2019 Prairie Meadows Quarter Horse Meet Due July 10
July 1, 2019

Horsemen planning to compete during the upcoming Quarter Horse meet at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino are reminded that stall applications for the 2019 season are due in the racing office on Wednesday, July 10.

Total Of 218 Horses Nominated For 2019 Iowa Festival Of Racing On July 5-6
June 24, 2019

The names of 218 Thoroughbreds, including a pair of defending champions, fill the nominations for the 2019 Iowa Festival of Racing, which will be run on Friday July 5 and Saturday July 6 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, IA.

Bruno Mars Tribute Band Coming to Prairie Meadows
June 16, 2019

Bruno Mars tribute band, Earth to Mars, is coming to Prairie Meadows on Saturday, September 21.

Iowa Live Interview - June 14
June 14, 2019

Watch Track Handicapper, John Hernandez, talk about the upcoming wiener dog races and Father's day on Live Racing on Iowa Live.

Prairie Meadows Names 2019 Scholarship Recipients
May 29, 2019

As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows strives to promote economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa.

Iowa Live Interview - May 16
May 16, 2019

Watch Horsemen's Liaison and Track Handicapper, John Hernandez, talk about Live Racing on Iowa Live.

Prairie Meadows' First 2019 Quarter Horse Condition Book Now Available
May 15, 2019

Opening day of the 2019 Quarter Horse season at Prairie Meadows is marked on the racing calendar for Saturday, August 17. Even though that date is 13 weeks away, the racetrack has already released the first condition book for the 2019 meet.

10 Things To Know About The Belmont Stakes
May 13, 2019

The conclusion of the Triple Crown is fast approaching, but how much do you really know about the Belmont Stakes?