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Portland Meadows to offer special simulcasting of the $1,000,000 Charles Town Classic on 4/14 (UPDATED)

Portland Meadows will offer up special simulcasting of the $1,000,000 Grade 2 Charles Town Classic on Saturday April 14th.  The Charles Town Classic has become one of the premier early season races for older horses in the last few years, and when nominations closed on Saturday March 31st, 54 horses including 7 Grade 1 winning runners were nominated for the 9 furlong event. 

Portland Meadows announces Stakes Schedule for the Inaugural Summer and Fall Meets

 Portland Meadows announced the new stakes schedule for the upcoming Inaugural Summer and Fall Meets that kicks off on Sunday July 15th.  Headlining the schedule is the 47th running of the $35,000 Portland Mile on Labor Day, September 3rd.  The Labor Day card will feature six stakes races and will be one of the showcase days of the season.

Summer Racing Central

5/25/12 Update

Just 50 days from Opening Day for the Summer Meet.  There has been a slight modification to the end of the season.  There will be no racing on Saturday December 1st, but a card was added to Sunday December 9th, which is now Closing Day.

Kentucky Derby Central

Horse Racing's Biggest Day is coming up on Saturday May 5th, the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby!  Portland Meadows will be throwing the biggest party in town with tons of great activities and ways to celebrate the Run for the Roses.  Stay tuned to this page as we'll be updating all the events and news leading up to the Derby in the coming weeks.  Doors will open up at 7:00am for wagering on Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby will be run just after 3pm. 

Matias, Alvarado, Torres, Sanguino and Belvoir take home Portland Meadows crowns

The names atop the Portland Meadows Jockey and Trainer standings were all new faces to the top, as Javier Matias took his first Thoroughbred riding title, Felimon Alvarado his first training title, Luis Torres his first Quarter Horse riding title at Portland Meadows, Juan Sanguino won his first Quarter Horse training title, and Howard Belvoir took home the Leading Owner crown.

Portland Meadows ends season with gains in average daily handle and field size

Portland Meadows wrapped up its 65thseason of live racing on Wednesday March 14th. 

Fifty-Five (55) live race days were conducted between Opening Day on October 17thand Closing Day on March 14th

All sources handle totaled $38,001,156 during the 2011-12 season for an average daily handle of $690,930.  This represents a 2.63% increase from the average daily handle of $673,215 from the 73 live-day 2010-11 season.

The Winning Ticket Radio Show is now an hour program starting Sunday March 18th!

Portland Meadows and 750 AM The Game sports radio are pleased to announce that The Winning Ticket Radio Show will continue throughout the off-season and into the new Summer Racing meeting every Sunday beginning March 18th.  The show will also now be an hour program, running from 10am to 11am.  The show is hosted by Portland Meadows Track Announcer Jason Beem and will air live on 750 AM The Game and can be streamed at www.750thegame.com