News, Blog, & Press Releases

Big Announcements from Prairie Meadows Racetrack
November 21, 2019

The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino's 31st season of live horse racing. Prairie Meadows will begin the race season with a new format on May 1, 2020.

Country Music Icon Clint Black Returning to the Meadows Events Center in 2020
November 19, 2019

Prairie Meadows is thrilled to welcome back country music icon Clint Black to The Meadows Events Center in 2020. Black - a multiplatinum recording artist who's sold over 20 million records - will take the stage Friday, March 6.

Prairie Meadows Raises $34,594 for Iowa Veterans
November 13, 2019

In honor of Veterans Day, Prairie Meadows hosted the sixth annual Vets of Valor Radiothon on Monday, November 11.

Employee Stories: Vicki Hyde
November 7, 2019

When people hear the title Main Banker, it can conjure images of the game Monopoly. And really, what Vicki Hyde does for a living isn't too far off, save for the hotel acquisitions.

Employee Stories - Julises Cerda
November 4, 2019

"It's so smart of Prairie Meadows to understand how important effective communication is," Julises said. "At a lot of places, it's frowned upon if employees speak any language other than English. But not here. It's OK to be who you are, and that's really cool."

Prairie Meadows to Host 6th Annual Vets of Valor Radiothon
October 30, 2019

Prairie Meadows will host the sixth annual Vets of Valor Radiothon on Monday, November 11.

Employee Stories - Mark Dylo
October 28, 2019

Mark Dylo loves to come to work. No, really. He still feels the same energy and excitement walking through the doors of Prairie Meadows as he did on his first day over six years ago.

More than $80k granted to Mingo Fire Department
October 16, 2019

Two grants, totaling more than $80,000, were awarded to the Mingo Fire Department to assist in much needed equipment purchases vital to both the public and the volunteers safety.

$10,000 Donated to Stead Family Children's Hospital
October 15, 2019

In honor of employee Carson King's skyrocketing Venmo fundraiser, Prairie Meadows donated $10,000 to University of Iowa's Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City.

$18,000 Donated to Kid's Café in Altoona
October 15, 2019

Did you know only 1 in 7 children who need food during the summer months get it? Summertime can be challenging for kids, especially those with food insecurities. Kid's Café in Altoona was established to help with the food insecurity gap during those summer months.