Racing News

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



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.

Noosa Beach takes the Mt. Rainier Handicap at Emerald Downs, preps for the Longacres Mile on Sunday August 21st

Story courtesy of Vince Bruun and Emerald Downs

Noosa Beach etched his name into the record books Sunday at Emerald Downs with a hard-earned half-length victory over Winning Machine in the $50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap.

Carrying a record 126 lbs, the 5-year-old Washington-bred ran one mile and one-sixteenth in 1:41.13 on a fast track and paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10. Gallyn Mitchell had riding honors for trainer Doris Harwood and owner Jeff Harwood of Kent, Wash.

Alexander OTB Del Mar Thoroughbred Handicapping Contest

Saturday August 20, 2011

3pm to 6pm

Feature Tracks: Del Mar and Emerald Downs

Completely FREE TO ENTER and all contestants will receive one (1) free $10.50 Match Play coupon to use on a Win, Place, or Show bet of their choice.

*Complimentary Del Mar and Emerald programs to be given to contestants

King/Queen of Alexander OTB Greyhound Handicapping Series

King/Queen of Alexander OTB

2011 Greyhound Contest Series:

Preliminaries on Saturdays September 3,10, and 17th at  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

All leading up to the $2,000+ Handicapping Contest Final – Sat Sept 24, 2011

$2,000 in Prize Money and $200 in Alexander OTB Food & Beverage Vouchers up for grabs

Oregon Championship Day rescheduled for Sunday December 11, 2011

Oregon Championship Day 2011 has been rescheduled for Sunday December 11th.  Originally scheduled for Sunday December 4th, 2011, the event has been pushed back one week to Sunday December 11th, 2011.  Post time will still be the traditional 12:00pm PST first post.   There will now be no live racing on Sunday December 4th.

With the changing of the date of Oregon Championship Day, Live racing will be run on Tuesday December 6th, however Tuesday December 13th will now be a dark day. 

Portland Meadows releases Live Racing schedule for 2011-2012 (UPDATED)

Portland Meadows, Oregon’s largest horse racing track has released its 2011-2012 Live Racing schedule.  Live Racing will follow a similar format kicking off with Opening Day on Monday October 17, 2011 racing until Closing Day on Wednesday March 14, 2012. 

Live Racing will be conducted on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday schedule during October, November and December, and will switch to just Mondays and Wednesdays in January, February and March.  There will be 55 total days of racing during the 2011-2012 meeting.