Racing News

National Racing Club Sweepstakes

For Tuesday Jan. 19th 2016 - Starts Race 10

The National Racing Club Sweepstakes combines the rooting interest of National Racing Clubs with the exciting, fan friendly Rainbow 6 Jackpot wager guaranteed at $100,000!

Highly competitive, action packed racing guaranteed.

Ship out restriction lifted

Portland Meadows would like to advise horsemen that the state directed ship out restriction of the backside is no longer in effect. Horses are free to ship in and out as usual.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Portland Meadows would also like to thank the Oregon Racing Commission, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, State Stewards, State Veterinarians and especially our backside veterinarians for their assistance.

2015-16 Live Racing Schedule Announced

Live racing returns to Portland Meadows on Sunday October 4, 2015.

The 2015-2016 race meet will cover 37 live race dates with racing primarily on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, and will continue through closing day – Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Please see our racing calendar for more details.

Post time is 12:00 p.m. every live day.

Please click HERE for the full 2015-16 live race meet calendar.

Independence Day Weekend - Great Simulcasting Action

Watch & Wager on great stakes action all weekend long.  Portland Meadows and all of our Oregon OTBs will be open for business.

Saturday, July 4th

Belmont Park - Stars & Stripes Festival

  • This is the second running of this great event.
  • 6 graded stakes for $3.8M in purses including the $1.25M Belmont Derby Invitational and the $1M Belmont Oaks Invitational.
  • Multiple guaranteed pools to wager into.

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The Stronach Group (TSG), long at the forefront of equine and human safety in racing, recognizes and has actively promoted significant advances in racing medication with the belief that safety measures and jockey welfare are paramount to the advancement and perception of Thoroughbred racing throughout the world.


The following is a press release from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association:

In response to efforts spearheaded by the NTRA, the United States Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are considering changes to reporting and withholding requirements related to pari-mutuel winnings.

Simulcasting from Les Bois Park in Boise, Idaho now Available

Portland Meadows and the entire Oregon OTB Network are pleased to announce that will be simulcasting horse racing from Les Bois Park in Boise, Idaho.

Les Bois Park has not simulcast their races in recent years but will be this year.

Opening Day is Saturday May 16th and Post Time is 1:00 PM (Pacific).

You can watch and wager on many jockeys, trainers, and horses that you would be familiar with from Portland Meadows.

Please click HERE to learn more about Les Bois Park.


A consortium of racing organizations has announced a Derby Day fundraising campaign to be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 25 tracks and racing venues across the U.S. to raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).

Watch and Wager on the Dubai World Cup on Sat 3/28/15

On Saturday March 28, 2015, Portland Meadows and the entire Oregon OTB Network will be simulcasting the richest race in the world, the $10M Dubai World Cup.

The 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival, at the legendary Meydan Racecourse, has been thrilling fans since early January and there’s unprecedented excitement remaining.

A Look Back at the 2014-15 Season at Portland Meadows

When Run Atom and Jennifer Whitaker crossed the finish line in front in the 9th race on Tuesday, it capped off the 68th season of live racing at Portland Meadows. The 38 day meet got underway on October 12th and Opening Day saw a huge throng of fans show up to see racing return to the Rose City. Spot of Salt ran his local record to 4 for 4 when he won the $9,800 Frog Lake Handicap for jockey Jose Zunino who had three winners on the Opening Day program.