News, Blog, & Press Releases

2021 Hall of Fame Honors
June 8, 2021

A pair of longtime leaders in the Iowa horse racing industry, Tom Lepic and Deb Leech, and the accomplished Iowa-bred stakes champion Mywomanfromtokyo, will be inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame.

Prairie Meadows Names 2021 Scholarship Recipients
June 1, 2021

More Than $100,000 Awarded in Scholarships to Polk County High School Seniors.

Superstar Las Vegas Entertainer to Perform at Prairie Meadows in 2021
April 26, 2021

Prairie Meadows is proud to announce that popular ventriloquist, impressionist, and stand-up comedian Terry Fator will be live at The Meadows Events Center Saturday, September 18 at 8:00 p.m.

Prairie Meadows Hires Track Announcer Bobby Neuman To Call Races In 2021
April 20, 2021

Accomplished track announcer Bobby Neuman, whose resume includes successful stints at Calder Race Course in Florida and Los Alamitos Race Course in California, will call the races at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel during the 84-day 2021 live horse racing season that begins on Friday, April 30 and runs through Saturday, September 25.

Riverview Park
April 20, 2021

The Prairie Meadows Riviera Stage at Riverview Park is the star feature of a six-year effort to renovate the former site of historic Riverview Amusement Park.

Prairie Meadows Announces Reopening of Café at the Meadows and Expanded Open Dates for The Meadows Events Center
March 30, 2021

Beginning April 1, The Meadows Events Center will be offering a full schedule for booking events such as business conferences and trade shows. "This expanded booking calendar is very exciting for all of us at Prairie Meadows.

Stall Applications for 2021 Live Racing Season Due Wednesday March 24
March 30, 2021

Prairie Meadows Barn Area Opens April 2, Training Starts April 4, Updated Racing Health and Safety Protocols Now Posted.

Prairie Meadows' Announces 2021 Grant Program
March 25, 2021

As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows fulfills its purpose by giving back to organizations that support arts and culture, education, economic development, and human services in the state of Iowa.

Important Prairie Meadows Dates and Deadlines for Horsemen
March 2, 2021

Owners and trainers planning to compete at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, IA this year should take note of a number of important dates and deadlines for the 2021 season that begins on Friday, April 30.

Get Crackin'
February 15, 2021

We asked the culinary team at AJ's how the crab species differ, and how to tackle the task of eating them.