Racing News

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.

Michael Persichino Named Temporary Announcer for 12/30/14 and 1/1/15

Portland Meadows is pleased to announce that Michael Persichino will call the races on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 and Thursday, January 1, 2015.

Mr. Persichino has called the races at Wyoming Downs and Arapahoe Park recently and is temporarily filling in.

New announcer Travis Demers will take over on the microphone starting with the Sunday January 4, 2015 card of racing.

Demers Named New Announcer

Portland Meadows is pleased to announce that Travis Demers has been named the new announcer effective Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Beem on the Backside 12/19/14

What a beautiful morning today back on the Portland Meadows backstretch. The sun was out, everything was trying to dry up from the rain the last few days and everyone was out and about training and enjoying the decent temperatures. The power poles looked to be all back up from last week’s wind storm and I saw the electrician in Cindie’s Backside Café enjoying his breakfast saying that he had just one or two more transformers to repair. Power seems to be all back up on the backside as lots of horses were out on the hotwalkers.  

Portland Meadows Closed on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25

Portland Meadows would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays!

Please be advised that Portland Meadows and the entire Oregon OTB network are closed for simulcasting on Wednesday 12/24/14 and Thursday 12/25/14.

Some OTBs may be open for business (but not simulcasting) as they offer other services so please check with them directly.