Prairie Meadows Announces Updated Jockey Policy

Posted by Press Release on 07/20/2020

ALTOONA, IA—JULY 17, 2020—Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino is updating their jockey policies. The new policy goes into effect Friday, July 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. 

The following restrictions will be implemented:

No new jockeys will be allowed into the current jockey colony at Prairie Meadows. Anyone in the current jockey colony that accepts a mount at another track must self-quarantine for a 14-day period. The quarantine period will start the day following the jockey’s most recent mount outside of Prairie Meadows. Once the self-quarantine period is over, the jockey must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 5 days to be allowed to ride again at Prairie Meadows. This protocol is in effect until further notice.


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About Prairie Meadows
Prairie Meadows began operations as a nonprofit organization in 1989 with the goal of promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa. Through taxes, grants, and charitable donations, Prairie Meadows has given more than $1.8 billion to the state of Iowa. Prairie Meadows offers more than 1,700 slot machines, table games, live and simulcast racing, hotel accommodations, entertainment, and more. 


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