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Bernard Aldrich wins ShowVivor, sets his sights on $10,000 top prize

Bernard Aldrich spends much of his time criss-crossing the United States of America as a long haul trucker.  The 63 year old resident of Owensboro, Kentucky says that it’s rare that he’s home too much, but he still enjoys watching the races and playing games such as ShowVivor.  Aldrich grew up around harness racing and even worked as a driver and trainer of Standardbred runners in Kentucky and New York. 

Oregon Championship Day in Photos

Oregon Championship Day wrapped up on the track on Sunday December 11th, here is a look back at the day in photos


(LG Jet and Luis Torres power home in the Bill Wineberg Stakes)


Female Riders sweep first six at Portland Meadows

It was Ladies’ Day at Portland Meadows on Tuesday as female riders swept the first six races on the card.  The day started off with Debbie Hoonan-Trujillo and BA See Spot Run score as 2 to 1 favorite.  Eliska Kubinova took race two aboard Mr. Easy Okie as the 5/2 second choice in a dominating length and a quarter victory.  It was Marijo Terleski’s turn in the third race as she guided Mindbogler to a 9/2 win in a hard fought battle over My Ginny N Tonic, ridden by Debbie Hoonan-Trujillo who finished up in second.

Oregon Championship Day on Sunday December 11th

Join us at Portland Meadows for our biggest day of the season on Sunday December 11th for Oregon Championship Day.  We'll be showcasing some of the top horses in Oregon competing for some of the biggest purses we offer all season long.  First post time is at 12pm and as always, Parking and Admission at Portland Meadows is always FREE.

McFadden series named in honor of "the father of Oregon Horse Racing"

The name McFadden and Oregon horse racing go back a long way, in fact they go back to times before there was horse racing in the state.  Pari-mutuel wagering made its way to Oregon because of Julian McFadden, who wrote and passed the bill in 1933 in his first year as a legislator in Oregon, which allowed pari-mutuel wagering to come to Oregon.  The sport has grown over the decades in this state, but the story of the man with whom Portland Meadows pays tribute to with the McFadden Memorial Spring Claiming Series is an interesting one.

McFadden Memorial Sprint Claiming Series Finals, Contender Profiles

The McFadden Memorial Sprint Claiming Series Finals are coming up on Wednesday December 7th and offers up a $26,900 purse.   Both of the first two legs have not only produced some exciting racing, but four separate winners in the four divisions, and tons of action at the claiming box.  The McFadden Memorial Sprint Claiming Series Finals will be race 6 on Wednesday December 7th, and post time is 2:20pm pacific.  Here is a profile of the contenders in the Finals 


ShowVivor down to the Final Four players

Portland Meadows Ultimate ShowVivor Online Contest will go into its seventh week with just four players remaining still eligible to take home the title.   The remaining four players span the corners of the United States, making this truly a national final four in the contest.  There is “TheJayman474” from Port Crayne, New York who has picked 9 winners during the first 18 days of the contest, the most of any of the final four.  But the name of the game, is just stay alive, just hit the board and move onto the next day.

Only 6 players remain in Portland Meadows ShowVivor

Portland Meadows’ Ultimate ShowVivor Online Contest is down to six final players as the contest enters its sixth week.  Heading the group is ‘delrogue’ who is a local player who thus far has picked 8 winners, 5 runner ups, and 2 third place finishers.  The opposite coast is represented by ‘TheJayman474’ who is a New York player who has selected 8 winners, 3 seconds and 4 thirds.