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Emerald Downs releases 2012 Stakes Schedule

(Story courtesy of Emerald Downs and Vince Bruun)


Emerald Downs announces 2012 race dates

Release courtesy of Emerald Downs and Vince Bruun 



            AUBURN, Wash. (Jan. 13, 2012) – The Washington Horse Racing Commission has approved an 81-day race meeting at Emerald Downs in 2012.

2012 Route Claiming Series starts on February 1st, $25,000 final on March 14th

Starting February 1, 2012, Portland Meadows will kick off the 2012 Route Claiming Series for distance runners.  The Route Claiming Series is a three leg event, with a final featuring a $25,000 purse on Closing Day, Wednesday March 14th.   In order to qualify for the finals, horses must compete in both the first and second legs with the top 12 point earners from the first two legs qualifying for the finals.

Points are accrued based on the following scale for Leg 1 and Leg 2:

Portland Meadows to offer $.10 Superfecta wagering starting 1/9/12

Beginning on Monday January 9, 2012, Portland Meadows will offer a $.10 minimum on our Superfecta wagers.  The minimum total bet cost will still be $1.00, so in order to make a $.10  bet, players will need to have atleast 10 combinations in their wager. 

Superfecta wagering is available on races 5,7,9 and 10 at Portland Meadows.  Live racing continues on Monday's and Wednesday's with first post each day at 12:00 PM (pacific). 

The Winning Ticket Radio Show is back this Sunday January 8th at 10:30am

After taking a break for the holiday's, The Winning Ticket, Portland's only show about Thoroughbred Racing returns to the airwaves this Sunday January 8, 2012 at 10:30am pacific time on 750AM The Game.  Join track announcer Jason Beem as he recaps the week that was at Portland Meadows, plays highlghts of the week's biggest races, and looks ahead to the upcoming week and hopefully, puts fans onto some winners!

You can stream the show live by going to and clicking on Listen Live