News, Blog, & Press Releases

2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced
July 19, 2019

Prairie Meadows is proud to annually award two $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors at each participating high school in Polk County, and two $2,500 scholarships to their employees or children of employees.

Prairie Meadows Presents Funding To City Of Des Moines & Central Iowa Schools
July 19, 2019

Representatives of Prairie Meadows and the Polk County Board of Supervisors presented a check to the City of Des Moines for $6,699,823.11 as part of a long-standing profit sharing agreement between the three entities.

Principal Charity Classic Drives Funds For Iowa Kids
July 19, 2019

Prairie Meadows is a proud sponsor of this event that is dedicated to investing in the future of Iowa kids.

Puppy Jake Foundation Recruit Arrives at Prairie Meadows
July 19, 2019

An adorable puppy paid a visit to Prairie Meadows in April. The puppy, named Jackpot, is a new recruit of the Puppy Jake Foundation.

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.