Racing News

Twenty nominated for the Portland Mile on Labor Day

Nominations have been released for the 49th running of the $35,000 Portland Mile. Twenty horses nominated for the event, which is the Signature Race annually at Portland Meadows.

“The list of nominations this year is very impressive,” said Director of Racing Jerry Kohls. “I can’t recall in recent history such a talented group of nominees for this race.”

Portland Meadows will feature a $5,000 Mystery Voucher Giveaway on Labor Day, September 2nd

Portland Meadows will be giving fans a special chance for a big score on Portland Mile Day coming up on Labor Day, Monday September 2nd. It is also a guaranteed winner, as we're giving away Mystery Vouchers that could be worth up to $5,000!


After the first half furlong, Dare Me Devil and Rocco Bowen found themselves last in the field of nine for the $16,300 Oregon H.B.P.A. Sprint. However Bowen was never concerned as they were still close up. As the field went into the far turn, Ultimate Question and Sought For Speed had already done battle through an opening quarter in 22.52 seconds. Dare Me Devil inhaled those rivals nearing the quarter pole and edged away down the stretch to win by a length and a quarter in the end.

$0.25 Pick 5 Added to Wagering Profile

Starting on Wednesday August 14, 2013 - the next live race day of the 2013/14 Portland Meadows live race meet - there will be a $0.25 base bet Pick 5 offered on Races 5 through 9. The Portland Meadows Pick 5 will offer a 15.00% take-out rate.

Customer Appreciation Day - 250,000 Points REWARDS Draw Winners

Portland Meadows would like to congratulate the winners from the 250,000 Points REWARDS Draw

The winning REWARDS members are:

  • Monica Wilkerson
  • Timothy Hunter
  • Don Waterman
  • Joyce Olson
  • Raymond Karczewski

Each of the winners had 50,000 REWARDS points added to their account.

Portland Meadows ShowVivor Online Contest starts August 14th

Portland Meadows will kick off our popular ShowVivor Online Contest on Wednesday August 14th. This year, players will try to outlast all of their competition, with the last player alive taking home a $4,500 top prize.

Portland Meadows and the Oregon HBPA announce Throughbred Owner/Trainer Incentive Program

The Oregon HBPA is sponsoring a new Thoroughbred Owner/Trainer Incentive Program that will give bonuses to Thoroughbreds that run at Portland Meadows from August 14th to September 22nd. The program begins with the Wednesday August 14th card and every Thoroughbred that starts will receive a $100 starting bonus.

$100 bonus per start is effective for all runners for the following days:
August 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
September 2, 4, 11, 15, 18, 22

Live Schedule Reminder

Please be advised that Portland Meadows will have live racing on Sunday August 4, 2013. Post time is 1:45 PM and with 8 races scheduled, the last race will go off shortly after 5:00 PM.

Live racing from Portland Meadows will take a short break while the horses are at the Tillamook County Fair.

ALEXANDER 2013 Summer Handicapping Series

The Alexander Summer Handicapping Series kicked off on Saturday, featuring races from Southland Greyhound Park and Flagler Park. 33 entries battled for the $200 dollar prize pool and the free entries to the series finale. It was newcomer Rich Straub who found the winner of the first 3 races, got out to a commanding lead and never looked back. Rich hit a total of 5 out of 8 races and blew the competition away with a final total of $96.20 earning himself the first prize of $120 and an entry into the Final on September 28, 2013.