News, Blog, & Press Releases

Prairie Meadows Stall Applications Due Wednesday April 6
April 1, 2022

Barn Area Opens For Horses April 15, Training Starts April 17

Important Prairie Meadows Dates and Deadlines for Horsemen
February 23, 2022

Condition Book & Stall Application Available, Overnight Purses for Both Breeds See Increases

Bob Blackburn Hired as New Track Superintendent for Prairie Meadows
February 15, 2022

Former Remington Park Track Superintendent Heads North to Iowa

Stuart Slagle Hired as New Thoroughbred Racing Secretary for Prairie Meadows
February 10, 2022

Former Woodbine Racing Secretary Returns to the Midwest Racing Circuit

Prairie Meadows Purse Structure to Increase for Both Breeds In 2022
February 9, 2022

Thoroughbred Overnight Purses Up an Average 5%, Quarter Horse Up an Average 20-25%

Prairie Meadows Live Horse Racing Dates For 2022 Approved
December 6, 2021

The 84-day meet runs May 13 - October 2.

Prairie Meadows & Polk County Host Celebration to Honor Veterans
November 9, 2021

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 10:30am.

Prairie Meadows Local Connections to Compete in Breeders' Cup
November 5, 2021

Four other competitors have Prairie Meadows ties.

Prairie Meadows' Board Approves $1.5 Million for 2021 Community Betterment and Youth Sports & Recreational Grants
October 4, 2021

On September 30, the Board of Directors approved an additional $1.5 million in funds for Prairie Meadows' Community Betterment grant program and their Youth Sports & Recreational grants. This program celebrates Iowan's passion for sports and healthy living projects and initiatives.

Bonus Purse Incentives for Quarter Horse Races at Prairie Meadows
August 24, 2021

Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association announced that any open (non-restricted) overnight race that is carded on the overnight sheet with seven (7) betting interests or more will receive an additional 10% purse bonus added to the current purse structure.