News, Blog, & Press Releases

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.

Prairie Meadows Releases Quarter Horse Preview Edition Condition Book
February 11, 2021

The 2021 Quarter Horse season at Prairie Meadows starts on Friday, June 18 and the racing office has released the Preview Edition Condition Book covering the first eight days of the meet through June 28.

Prairie Meadows Sets Live Horse Racing Schedule for 2021
January 25, 2021

Live horse racing returns to Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel on Friday, April 30 when the Altoona, IA facility opens its 32nd season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse action.

Broadlawns Birthing Center Now Open with Help of Prairie Meadows Funding
January 15, 2021

In August 2020, Broadlawns Medical Center opened a state-of-the-art birthing center within its newly constructed 41,900 square foot hospital addition.

Food Bank of Iowa Mobile Pantry
January 15, 2021

Prairie Meadows awarded the Food Bank of Iowa $500,000 on September 23. With these dollars, Prairie Meadows sponsored two drive-thru perishable food pantries at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.