Racing News

"Sorry for the Long Lines – Customer Appreciation Day” Announced for Sunday August 4, 2013

Sunday July 21, 2013 was a day to remember at Portland Meadows for many good reasons. The day marked the beginning of our second Summer Race Meet and recent day records were set for attendance and handle. Portland Meadows does not charge for parking or admission but the crowd was estimated at about 6,000 people.

Portland Meadows Announces PNWBA Sanctioned BBQ Cook Off with $5,000 Cash Prize

Portland Mile Day is always one of the biggest race days of the year at the track. For the second consecutive year, the $35,000 Portland Mile along with the six other accompanying stakes races will take place on a special holiday Monday card of racing for Labor Day on Monday September 2, 2013.

A Day to Remember at Portland Meadows

When starter Harold Kent hit the button on the starting gate at 1:45pm on Sunday, the gates flew open and the 2013/14 season at Portland Meadows was underway. The crowd roared as nine Quarter Horses came flying down the home stretch, with Picture Me Rolln and Ruben Camacho grabbing the win in the season opener.

Opening Day card drawn at Portland Meadows

Sixty three horses were entered for the eight race card for Portland Meadows Opening Day program on Sunday July 21st. First post time is at 1:45pm (Pacific) and Sunday will be the first of 49 live racing days at Portland Meadows for the 2013/2014 season.

“We’re very excited to get this season underway,” said Assistant General Manager and Director of Racing Jerry Kohls. “We’re thankful the horsemen showed up at the entry box and we’re happy about Opening Day card.”

OTB Closure - Coach's Beaverton

Please be advised that Coach's OTB in Beaverton will cease offering Off Track Betting at their location but will continue to be open for business.

The last day for OTB will be Sunday July 28, 2013.

We would like to thank our customers that visit Coach's for their years of support.  We hope that the Keystone Kafe (Sherwood/Lake Oswego), The Rialto (downtown), or Portland Meadows offer a suitable wagering alternative for you.

Gate To Wire - Portland Meadows Horse Racing TV Show on CSNNW

Portland Meadows is pleased to present “Gate To Wire,” airing on Comcast SportsNet NW Saturday nights at 6:00 PM throughout the summer.  Partnering with Portland creative firm Archetypes Creative, Portland Meadows aims to present compelling stories that delve deep behind the scenes of the horse racing world while offering a comprehensive view of one of the northwest’s oldest and most established sporting venues.

Opening Day Festivities Just Announced

Opening Day festivities have just been announced.  Click this link to see all the fun going on at the track on Sunday July 21, 2013!

Announcer and now AUTHOR Jason Beem

Our good friend and colleague Jason Beem has great news:  He is about to be published!

Here is the release from his publisher.

Summer Racing is Back!

Summer racing is back at Portland Meadows! Building upon our successful inaugural summer race meet, opening day for the 2013/14 live race meet is set for Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Bernadette Logan, Winner of the New Copper Penney OTB Finale on Saturday April 27th!

Congratulations to Bernadette Logan for winning the New Copper Penny OTB Derby Prep Handicapping Contest Finale on Saturday April 27, 2013!

Top 3 Finishers of the New Copper Penny finale:

  • Winner: Bernadette Logan - $40.00
  • 2nd Place: Jerry Liebertz - $31.60
  • 3rd Place: Jim Kleinke - $30.80