Racing News

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Portland Meadows Backstretch Tour on Saturday October 1st!--Fun for the Whole Family!

Have you ever wanted to see how the horse racing stars of the afternoon get ready for their races?  Well then join us at Portland Meadows on Saturday October 1st for our first Backstretch Tour of the season.  

$2,000 King/Queen of Alexander Greyhound Handicapping Tournament on Saturday September 24th, Sign up now!

This Saturday, September 24th, join us at Alexander OTB in Fairview for the biggest handicapping tournament of the year!  The $2,000 King/Queen of Alexander Handicapping Contest will be conducted from 5:00 to 8:30pm on Saturday Night and will feature an eight race series of races from Flagler and Jacksonville Greyhound Parks.  

Dan Camoro takes the first qualifier in the King/Queen of Alexander Handicapping Challenge

The sun was warm outside and the Greyhound action was hot and heavy inside, as 32 local dog racing handicappers set out on Saturday night to qualify for the $2,000 King/Queen of Alexander Greyhound Handicapping Championship coming up on September 24th.  Gerry Smith jumped right out to the front after two races as he picked the runner up in leg 1 from Flagler and then nailed the 5 to 1 winner in Leg 2 at Jacksonville.

Portland Meadows runner Devon Dat Cash wins B of A Emerald Downs Challenge Championship

Press Release Courtesy of Emerald Downs and Vince Bruun

Watch EVERY NFL Game, EVERY Sunday at Portland Meadows in our new Sports Lounge

Every Sunday during the NFL season we will have EVERY NFL game on our huge 50" big screen tv's.  Portland Meadows will be showcasing the NFL Sunday Ticket Package, but we won't just be showing some of the games, we'll be showing EVERY GAME!  Not only can you watch the game in style and comfort, but just look at all these great specials and events that will be going on EVERY SUNDAY!

Drink Specials

Trainer Charlynn Taketa remembered by her fellow Horsemen

Charlynn Taketa came back to training racehorses at Portland Meadows this past fall, and what turned out to be her final year at the track, certainly proved to be a memorable one.  Since her passing after a freak accident outside her Portland Meadows barn on Thursday August 11th, Taketa has been remembered by many of her fellow horseman, friends, members of the local community and her husband Jerry Taketa.   
 

People's Horse Central

 

Here is some video I shot this morning of my buddy Taylor Jones, last years' People's Horse in his first day back at the track since sustaining his minor injury last winter.  He looks good (a little portly) but he is still so friendly and sweet. 

Nominations are out for The 2011 Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs

 

$200,000 LONGACRES MILE (G3) DRAWS 28 NOMINATIONS*
INCLUDING AWESOME GEM, NOOSA BEACH

UPDATE--Mark Anderson wins Manitoba Lotteries Derby---Local Jockeys ride in the $75,000 Manitoba Lotteries Derby on Monday August 1st at Assiniboia Downs

UPDATE 8/1/11--Jockey Mark Anderson and Hammers Bullet sat just off the pace to win the $75,000 Manitoba Lotteries Derby on Monday at Assiniboia Downs, the track's premier race.  Sent off at odds of 5/1, Anderson and Hammers Bullet sat in second while long shot Big Blue Caboose set the early fractions.  As the field neared the top of the stretch, Anderson gave his horse his cue and they got to the lead into the stretch, but it wasn't so easy from there.