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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.

Prairie Meadows Names 2019 Scholarship Recipients May 29, 2019

As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows strives to promote economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa.

Iowa Live Interview - May 16 May 16, 2019

Watch Horsemen's Liaison and Track Handicapper, John Hernandez, talk about Live Racing on Iowa Live.

Prairie Meadows' First 2019 Quarter Horse Condition Book Now Available May 15, 2019

Opening day of the 2019 Quarter Horse season at Prairie Meadows is marked on the racing calendar for Saturday, August 17. Even though that date is 13 weeks away, the racetrack has already released the first condition book for the 2019 meet.

10 Things To Know About The Belmont Stakes May 13, 2019

The conclusion of the Triple Crown is fast approaching, but how much do you really know about the Belmont Stakes?

Iowa Live Interview - April 30 May 6, 2019

Watch Horsemen's Liaison and Track Handicapper, John Hernandez, talk about our upcoming 30th season of Live Racing on Iowa Live.

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

Posted on KCCI.com 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.