A consortium of racing organizations has announced a Derby Day fundraising campaign to be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 25 tracks and racing venues across the U.S. to raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).
When Run Atom and Jennifer Whitaker crossed the finish line in front in the 9th race on Tuesday, it capped off the 68th season of live racing at Portland Meadows. The 38 day meet got underway on October 12th and Opening Day saw a huge throng of fans show up to see racing return to the Rose City. Spot of Salt ran his local record to 4 for 4 when he won the $9,800 Frog Lake Handicap for jockey Jose Zunino who had three winners on the Opening Day program.
Portland Meadows’ thirty-six day live racing season ended on Tuesday February 10, 2015 concluding the 68th season of live racing that got underway on October 12, 2014. Average daily handle was up as both in-state and export handle saw increases this season compared with the previous meet.
Nobody had all four winners in the Pick 4 on Monday so there will be a carryover of $4,869 into the Tuesday February 10, 2015 card. Since Tuesday is closing day the PIck 4 will be a mandatory payout. So if nobody has 4 of 4 on Tuesday it will pay out to 3 of 4.
The sequence covers the final four races on the card, races 6 through 9. The Pick 4 is a $1.00 base wager and features a low 14% takeout rate.
Three Sixteen was intent on making the lead and did so as he went wire to wire to win the $20,000 Oregon Derby on Sunday at Portland Meadows. Sent off as the even money favorite in the field of seven, Three Sixteen was hustled out for the early lead by jockey Matt Hagerty, but they weren’t allowed to relax as much as Hagerty had hoped.
Portland Meadows enters the final week of racing this season and the closing week headliner is the $20,000 Oregon Derby on Sunday. A field of seven runners was drawn for the one mile event that will be run as the 8th of 10 races on Sunday February 8th. The race is exclusively for three year-old Oregon bred runners.
A couple of long shots winning on Tuesday including 38 to 1 Bridlestone's Girl led to a Pick 5 carryover of $6,590.65 into Sunday's Oregon Derby Day card. The Sunday February 8th card will kick off at 12:00pm (Pacific) and the Pick 5 will cover the final five races on the card. The $20,000 Oregon Derby will be part of the Pick 5 sequence.
Portland Meadows Pick 5 is a $0.20 base wager with a low 15% takeout rate and always covers the final five races on the card.