Racing News

Pick 4 carryover for Tuesday December 9th

Nobody could piece together all four horses in the PIck 4 sequence on Sunday so there will be a carryover of $3,842.59 into the Tuesday December 9th card.  

The Tuesday program gets underway at 12pm (Pacific) and the PIck 4 covers the final 4 races on the card, races 7 through 10.  

Nominations are out for Oregon Championship Day

Nominations have been released for one of Portland Meadows biggest days of the season, Oregon Championship Day on Sunday December 14th. Nine added money events will take place on the track, all for Oregon-bred runners. The $13,000 guaranteed Wineberg Stakes and Janet Wineberg Stakes are the annual feature events as they showcase the best two year olds in the state. 

Chicks R Gone heads fastest qualifiers for the Baxter Andruss Futurity

Chicks R Gone won the last of four trials on Sunday at Portland Meadows and put up the fastest 400 yard qualifying time of 20.523 seconds for the $33,900 Baxter Andruss Futurity Finals that will be run on Sunday December 14th.

 

Chicks R Gone wins the final trial

Spot of Salt and Memphis Mobster dead-heat in the Detroit Lake Handicap

Spot of Salt and Memphis Mobster were 1-2 all the way around the track in the $9,700 Detroit Lake Handicap.

 

Spot of Salt (red jacket) and Memphis Mobster (blue and white jacket) dead-heat for the win

Fighting City Hall makes his 100th career start Sunday at Portland Meadows

Sunday’s seventh race at Portland Meadows looks like your average $2,000 claiming event at first glance. A field of

 

Fighting City Hall (right) digs in for another win

 

Beem on the Backside 11/28/14

Well I got a late start this morning. The combination of a belly full of turkey last night and the drive back to Portland from Seattle, I didn’t roll to the barn area until about 8:40 or so. Which as it turns out was perfect timing as they had just started the break time so I could catch a lot of people in the kitchen area!

Dan Camoro takes home $3,200 in the Sunday Football Challenge

It’s hard enough just to pick a winner of a horse race, but this past Sunday, handicapper Dan Camoro did a lot more than that. The Tigard, Oregon resident came out to the track and correctly picked the winners of races 5,6,7 and 8 as well as correctly picked three football game winners with the point spread to take home the $3,200 prize in the

Grinder Sparksaglo wins the Stallion Stakes

Grinder Sparksaglo had to battle with favored Maddie’s Gold for the first half mile of the $21,000 Stallion Stakes at Portland Meadows on Sunday, but he still had plenty left down the lane to win by two lengths. Sent off as the 2/1

 

Grinder Sparksaglo wins the Stallion Stakes

Beem on the Backside 11/21/2014

What a lovely morning it was today on the backstretch at Portland Meadows. With no rain and pleasant temperatures there was lots of activity and lots of folks smiling and enjoying being around the horses. I cut through Sam Dronen’s barn and decided to spend