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Beem on the Backside 12/12/14

Well this was an interesting morning to say the least. Last night here in the Portland area we had a pretty significant wind storm. Portland International Airport was reporting gusts up to 65 or 70 miles per hour. Power got knocked out to tens of thousands of people in the metro area, my place included. Power was out at my house last night from about 5 to 8:30pm and after that all was well. So I figured that would be the case at the track this morning.  

Oregon Championship Day card is drawn for Sunday December 14th

Entries were drawn Wednesday morning for the ten races that will make up the Oregon Championship Day card at Portland Meadows on Sunday December 14th. All ten races are for Oregon-bred runners with four Quarter Horse events to kick off the card and six Thoroughbred races to close out the day. First post is at 12:00pm (Pacific). 

Jamey Harris wins $4,500 winning Portland Meadows ShowVivor Contest

Everyone loves some extra cash during the holiday season. Well for 38 year-old Jamey Harris, the extra money

 

2014 Portland Meadows ShowVivor winner Jamey Harris

 

Pick 5 carryover for Sunday December 14, 2014

After a couple of big priced long shots won late in the card, nobody could put together all five winners in the $0.20 Pick 5 at Portland Meadows, resulting in a big carryover of $8,135.83 into the Oregon Championship Day card on Sunday December 14th.  

The Pick 5 sequence at Portland Meadows covers the final five races on the card and features a player friendly 15% takeout rate.  First post at Portland Meadows for Sunday's Oregon Championship Day is 12:00pm (Pacific). 

Pick 4 carryover for Tuesday December 9th

Nobody could piece together all four horses in the PIck 4 sequence on Sunday so there will be a carryover of $3,842.59 into the Tuesday December 9th card.  

The Tuesday program gets underway at 12pm (Pacific) and the PIck 4 covers the final 4 races on the card, races 7 through 10.  

Nominations are out for Oregon Championship Day

Nominations have been released for one of Portland Meadows biggest days of the season, Oregon Championship Day on Sunday December 14th. Nine added money events will take place on the track, all for Oregon-bred runners. The $13,000 guaranteed Wineberg Stakes and Janet Wineberg Stakes are the annual feature events as they showcase the best two year olds in the state. 

Chicks R Gone heads fastest qualifiers for the Baxter Andruss Futurity

Chicks R Gone won the last of four trials on Sunday at Portland Meadows and put up the fastest 400 yard qualifying time of 20.523 seconds for the $33,900 Baxter Andruss Futurity Finals that will be run on Sunday December 14th.

 

Chicks R Gone wins the final trial

Spot of Salt and Memphis Mobster dead-heat in the Detroit Lake Handicap

Spot of Salt and Memphis Mobster were 1-2 all the way around the track in the $9,700 Detroit Lake Handicap.

 

Spot of Salt (red jacket) and Memphis Mobster (blue and white jacket) dead-heat for the win

Fighting City Hall makes his 100th career start Sunday at Portland Meadows

Sunday’s seventh race at Portland Meadows looks like your average $2,000 claiming event at first glance. A field of

 

Fighting City Hall (right) digs in for another win