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Prairie Meadows Kicks Off 2023 Live Racing Season
May 12, 2023

ALTOONA, IA (May 12, 2023) – Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino’s highly anticipated LIVE horse racing season will make its return this weekend. The action-packed season begins Friday, May 12 at Prairie Meadows’ one-mile oval track, located just outside of Des Moines, IA.

2 Iowa horses to race in Kentucky Derby
May 4, 2023

Ankeny’s Dennis Albaugh has 3 chances to strike it rich at Kentucky Derby
May 4, 2023

Prairie Meadows Stall Applications Due Tuesday, April 4, 2023
March 30, 2023

Barn Area Opens for Horses April 14, 2023, training starts April 16, 2023.

Ryan Noffsinger Hired as New Track Superintendent for Prairie Meadows
March 6, 2023

Prairie Meadows Releases Condition Book, Stakes Schedules for 2023
February 20, 2023

80-day meet runs May 12 – September 30

Prairie Meadows Celebrates Newly Remodeled Hotel with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
February 16, 2023

Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Showcase and Ribbon Cutting at Prairie Meadows

Prairie Meadows & Polk County Host Celebration to Honor Veterans
November 10, 2022

Prairie Meadows and Polk County are hosting a Veterans Day celebration that invites veterans and the general public to a ceremony honoring our nation's heroes. Saluting our Veterans celebration ceremony will take place at The Meadows Events Center on November 11 at 11am.

Prairie Meadows 2022 Stakes Winners & Local Connections Featured at Challenge Championships and Upcoming Breeders’ Cup
October 31, 2022

Valiant Miss Priss & Nothin Like You Challenge Winners on October 22 Qualified at Prairie Meadows; Undefeated Tyler’s Tribe Poised for Breeders’ Cup on Friday, November 4

Prairie Meadows & Polk County Board of Supervisors Charitable Giving Partnership Awards Grants
August 31, 2022