News, Blog, & Press Releases

Queen Tribute Coming to Prairie Meadows
April 3, 2019

April 2 - Altoona, IA. Minneapolis-based Queen tribute band, The Crown Jewels, are set to perform in the Finish Line Show Lounge at Prairie Meadows on Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m.

Thoroughbreds vs Quarter Horses
February 26, 2019

Our Thoroughbred season recently came to a close, and our Quarter Horse season is underway. Ever wonder what the difference between these two breeds are? Check out our infographic to find out.

2019 Racing Secretary
February 20, 2019

Racing industry veteran Michael Anifantis will assume the role of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Racing Secretary at Prairie Meadows.

2019 Thoroughbred Condition Book
February 20, 2019

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel announces the release of Condition Book 1, which covers the first 14 racing days of the 2019 Thoroughbred season at the Altoona, Iowa racetrack.

Bret Michaels to Perform Concert at Prairie Meadows
February 20, 2019

Bret Michaels, multiplatinum global superstar, is coming to Prairie Meadows on Friday, March 22.

Rick Springfield
February 20, 2019

Grammy Award-winning musician Rick Springfield will perform at Prairie Meadows this spring.

Historic metro park will make a comeback with $4M concert venue
February 12, 2019

Historic metro park will make a comeback with $4M concert venue.

William Hill and Prairie Meadows Begin Plans for Possible Sports Book
January 16, 2019

William Hill, America's leading sports book operator, and Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, the premier entertainment destination in the Midwest, today announced an innovative partnership that makes William Hill the casino's official sports book operator, should sports betting become legal under Iowa state law.

Prairie Meadows raises more than $111,000 for Iowa Veterans
November 12, 2018

In honor of Veterans Day, Prairie Meadows will host the fifth annual Vets of Valor Radiothon on Friday, November 9. Prairie Meadows in partnership with 93.3 KIOA and First Class Community Credit Union will raise money to help Iowa veterans through the American Legion of Iowa.

Prairie Meadows Adds Rapid Response Team to Security Measures
November 1, 2018

On October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds of others. In response to that tragic day and other mass shootings throughout the U.S., Prairie Meadows - a property that includes a casino, racetrack, events center, and hotel - created a Rapid Response Team (RRT).