Racing News

Economic Impact Study

The horse racing industry in Oregon contributed more than $202.6 million in output to Oregon’s economy in 2010 as indicated by a recent ECONorthwest study titled “Portland Meadows, County Fair Meets and the Horse Racing Industry in Oregon: Impacts on rural and urban economies in 2010.”

2012 Summer/Fall Meet - End of Year Release

Portland Meadows’ sixty day live racing season ended on Sunday December 9, 2012 concluding the first Summer/Fall meet run at the track. Thousands of new customers came out and enjoyed live racing in warm weather, many for their first time.

Closing Day Rewards Promotion - 1,000,000 Points Giveaway

Congratulations to the following twenty Portland Meadows REWARDS members that each won 50,000 REWARDS points in our end of meet celebration.

All REWARDS members that simply wagered $20 on closing day were automatically entered into the draw which took place on Monday December 10, 2012.

Overtime Victory from last to first to take the O.H.B.P.A. Route Claiming Series Final

Overtime Victory had to pass all of his ten rivals to take home the top honor in Sunday’s feature event, the $20,000 O.H.B.P.A Route Claiming Series Final. Sent off at odds of 5/2, Overtime Victory got away slowly and was far back by the time the field hit the first turn. On the first turn, at one point he was eighteen lengths behind the leader Castle Pines.

Bruce Meyer wins $10,000 in Portland Meadows Ultimate ShowVivor Online Contest

After 60 racing days and 1694 eliminated players, Bruce Meyer stood at the top of the mountain alone as the single winner of Portland Meadows Ultimate ShowVivor Online Contest. Since he outlasted all of his competitors and made it to the end of the season, Meyer will take home a $10,000 pay day.

Pick 4 Carryover of $1,936.36 going into closing day

The Pick 4 was not hit on Saturday December 8, 2012 so there will be a carryover going into Sunday.

On Sunday December 9, 2012 the Pick 4 covers Race 9-12 and will feature both a $1,936.36 carryover and a mandatory payout as it is closing day of the 2012 Summer/Fall Meet.

New track record - 220 yards

L Bar D Snow Princes sets new 220 yard track record

Just Announced - Alexander OTB Handicapping Contest

Portland Meadows and Alexander OTB are pleased to announce the launch of the:

Alexander OTB Winter Greyhound Handicapping Contest

The contest will feature three preliminary legs, beginning on Saturday December 15, 2012 and will end with a $1,500 cash prize final on Saturday February 9, 2013.

$20,000 Route Claiming Series Final

The $20,000 Final of the O.H.B.P.A. Route Claiming Series will headline the closing day card at Portland Meadows on Sunday December 9th. The series started out back on Sunday October 28th when 27 horses competed at a mile and a sixteenth for a $2,500 claiming tag. Eighteen of those runners continued on to Leg 2 of the series, which involved racing at one mile and one eighth for a $4,000 claiming tag. Now, the Finals are upon us, and a full field of twelve is expected for the one mile and one quarter event that will feature a $20,000 purse.