Racing News

Trainer Rody Barrett looking to guide Johnski to Portland Mile success

Johnski will be gunning for the biggest win of his career in the 47th running of the Portland Mile on Sunday January 25th. But it will also be the biggest start of his trainer Rody Barrett’s career. The career as a trainer is relatively new. The passion for horses, well that goes back a long way.  


Maddie's Gold trying to find his place in the Portland Mile

Maddie’s Gold will be making the final start of his Portland Meadows season on Sunday January 25th when he goes in the 47th running of the $35,000 Portland Mile. The recently turned four year-old was a sensation as a juvenile, but his second year at the races involved some bumpy roads and left his trainers Debbie Fergason and her husband Rolland scratching their heads on where their gelding belongs. 

Pick 4 carryover for Tuesday January 20th

Nobody could piece together all four winners in the Sunday Pick 4, so there is a carryover of $3,246 into the Tuesday January 20th racing program.  The Portland Meadows Pick 4 covers the final four races on the card and is a $1 base wager with a low 14% takeout rate.  

Velasquez looks to win Portland Mile to cap off career season

Trainer Rigoberto Velasquez is in the midst of his finest season as a horse trainer. Velasquez, who goes by the name Jesse, sits atop the Portland Meadows trainer standings with 35 wins, more than double his nearest competitor Sam Dronen who has 15 victories. Velasquez will look to add to that total in the 47th running of the $35,000 Portland Mile as he trains four of the ten nominees to the race. It would be a fitting end to what has been an incredible season for the 52 year-old conditioner.  

Ten horses nominated for the $35,000 Portland Mile

Ten horses have nominated for the $35,000 Portland Mile which will be run on Sunday January 25, 2015. Portland


Carl Command winning the Lethal Grande Sprint

Live Race Day Added - Monday February 9, 2015

Portland Meadows has applied for and been granted Oregon Racing Commission approval to add Monday, February 9, 2015 as a live race day. Post time is 12:00 PM (Pacific).

The added race day is to make up for the weather related cancellation on Tuesday December 30, 2014.

“This added race day fits our schedule very well and we should have strong participation from horsemen as it is closing week of the 2014-15 Meet,” noted general manager Will Alempijevic.

Sportive pulls a shocker winning the Crater Lake Handicap; New Years Day Stakes Recap

Sportive blew up the tote board on Thursday as he rang in the New Year with a 22/1 upset in the $9,800 Crater Lake Handicap. Sportive ($46.40) was the sixth longest price in the field and sat a good trip in third early on, just behind dueling leaders Memphis Mobster and Johnski. Jockey Javier Matias angled Sportive to the outside as they came to the top of the stretch and they gradually wore down Johnski, getting up in the final strides to win by three quarters of a length. Johnski was second with Stoney River closing to finish third.  

Live Racing for Thursday January 1 - Post Time Change to 1:00 PM

Please be advised that post time for today's 9 race card of live racing has been pushed back one hour from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Live Racing Cancelled for Tuesday December 30, 2014

Please be advised that live racing is cancelled for today – Tuesday December 30, 2014 due to unsafe track conditions.

We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

Live Racing returns to Portland Meadows with a special holiday card of racing on January 1, 2015. Post time is 12:00 PM.