News, Blog, & Press Releases

Enjoy the Outdoors While You Workout
October 15, 2019

A $5,000 Prairie Meadows Community Betterment grant to the Altoona Campus has made working out mean something new.

Prairie Meadows Honors 2019 Racing Hall of Fame Inductees
October 15, 2019

Since 1998 Prairie Meadows has honored those individuals and equines that have made a lasting impact on our success as a racetrack. This year's inductees have had a significant impact on the racing program here at Prairie Meadows and around the nation. Inductees were honored at a ceremony held on August 10.

Prairie Meadows Premier Sponsor of World Food & Music Festival
October 15, 2019

The 15th annual World Food & Music Festival was held at Western Gateway Park September 20 - 22, 2019.

Prairie Meadows Sponsors Jolly Holiday Lights
October 15, 2019

Make-A-Wish Iowa's largest fundraising event of the year is Jolly Holiday Lights. Prairie Meadows is proud to support Make-A-Wish Iowa for the past 22 years.

Prairie Meadows to Feature Joyce O'Brien Fiber Art
October 15, 2019

Joyce O'Brien is a local artist with a unique medium. She uses Persian wool to create "paintings" of prominent landmarks. Prairie Meadows is honored to be the recipient of one of her works of art - the Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens Gazebo. This work along with an article from Cityview magazine will be on display on Level 3 later this year.

Sports Book Ribbon Cutting Makes Iowa History
October 15, 2019

On August 15, 2019 history was made in the state of Iowa. William Hill Sports Book at Prairie Meadows officially opened with a ribbon cutting on Level 4.

Sports Park Signage Provides Wayfinding for Guests
October 15, 2019

Prairie Meadows recently awarded a legacy grant of $150,000 to the new wayfinding signage for James W. Cownie Sports Park.

Susan Knapp Amphitheater Sponsored by Prairie Meadows
October 15, 2019

The 2019 Iowa State Fair was one for the record books setting an all-time high for attendance at more than 1.71 million attendees, and Prairie Meadows was proud to be a part of it.

United Way Day at the Races
October 15, 2019

Prairie Meadows partnered with United Way of Central Iowa for a fun-filled family day at the races on September 2, as a part of Prairie Meadows' annual Iowa Classic race day.

Employee Stories - Carson King
October 11, 2019

What started out as a goofy joke that aired on ESPN September 13 - Carson holding up a hastily scrawled sign that read "Busch Light supply needs replenishing - Venmo - Carson-King-25" - quickly snowballed into a publicist's dream.