News, Blog, & Press Releases

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).

'Justice League of Food' Will Tackle Homelessness, Hunger and Poverty in the Metro
October 25, 2018

Posted on whotv.Com 6:29 PM, October 25, 2018, by Dan Hendrickson. A metro couple knew they were doing good by helping to feed the homeless from their food truck, but they felt there was more they could be doing. That sparked an idea that became a reality on Thursday.

How Cambodian Srey Chhay found a sense of community in DSM USA
October 4, 2018

Posted on on October 4, 2018 by Paige Ruba. Srey Chhay moved from her home country of Cambodia to the U.S. at the age of 31. She was ready to seek new opportunities, but she did not have a concrete plan.

Memorial for fallen police officers approved
September 28, 2018

Posted on on Friday, September 28, 2018 A permanent memorial dedicated to fallen police officers will be built in Des Moines.