Have you ever wanted to see how the horse racing stars of the afternoon get ready for their races? Well then join us at Portland Meadows on Saturday October 1st for our first Backstretch Tour of the season. The group will be meeting at the South Entrance to the Portland Meadows grandstand and caravanning over to the backstretch. There we will tour the grounds and meet up with trainer Ben Root at his barn. Ben will chat with us about training in the mornings, and then we will go watch the horses as they get saddled up and do their morning exercises. After watching the training, we’ll head back to the barn where fans can meet the horses up close, take pictures, and of course, feed the horses carrots!