News, Blog, & Press Releases

Prairie Meadows kicks off 30th horse racing season
May 6, 2019

Posted on Friday, May 3 by Beau Bowman. Live Racing is back!

Prairie Meadows, IQHRA Announce Addendum to Conditions for 2019 Futurity and Derbies
April 24, 2019

Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association (IQHRA) has sent out an addendum letter to the "General Conditions" regarding four Quarter Horse futurities and four Quarter Horse derbies slated for the 2019 racing season at the Iowa racetrack.

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.