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Beem On The Backside 10/24/2014

Got to the track bright and early at 7am this morning to make my weekly rounds. It was a perfect morning in my opinion weather wise, 52 and cloudy and just all around pleasant. As I was walking in the gate I ran into trainer Gary Morris Sr. and said hello. I asked him if he had any winner’s coming up he could tout us on and he replied “I just had a winner the other day, Victor’s Legend….I think you picked him!”

Bh Lisas Boy tops Far West Futurity Qualifiers

Thirty-one of the top two year-old Quarter Horses in the Northwest competed in four trials on Sunday at Portland Meadows, all trying to earn their spot in the $12,500 added Far West Futurity on Sunday November 2nd. Ten horses earned a birth in the final for the



Pick 5 carryover of $3,855 into Sunday's card

With a $98 winner in the first leg of the Wednesday Pick 5, nobody was able to connect with all five winners in the sequence.  Since nobody had all five, there will be a carryover of $3,855 into the Sunday October 19, 2014 card.  

The Portland Meadows Pick 5 is a $0.20 wager and features a low takeout rate of just 15%.  The sequence on Sunday will cover races 6 through 10.  

Beem On The Backside 10/10/2014

Beem On The Backside (BlackJack Dash On The Backside) 10/10/2014

New Weekly Web Feature ‘Beem On The Backside’ at Portland Meadows

New Weekly Web Feature ‘Beem On The Backside’ at Portland Meadows

Portland, OR – Portland Meadows will debut a new weekly segment this season called Beem On The Backside. Each Friday morning, Portland Meadows Track Announcer Jason Beem will venture back to the Portland Meadows backside and pound the pavement, sharing stories of the personalities and horses that call the Portland Meadows backside home.

Opening Day card drawn at Portland Meadows

Opening Day card drawn at Portland Meadows

Portland, OR – Ninety-two horses were entered for the eleven race card for Portland Meadows Opening Day program on Sunday October 12th. First post time is at 12:00pm (Pacific) and Sunday will be the first of 36 live racing days at Portland Meadows for the 2014/2015 season.

“We’re very excited to get this season underway,” said Assistant General Manager and Director of Racing Jerry Kohls. “We’re thankful the horsemen showed up at the entry box and we’re happy about Opening Day card.”

Beem on the Backside

Beem on the Backside
Saturday October 4, 2014

This is the first entry of a series I’ll be doing this season called “Beem on the Backside.” Let me introduce myself first. I’m Jason Beem and I’m the announcer here at Portland Meadows. I’ve been here since 2006, so this upcoming season will be my 9th season at this wonderful track. One of my favorite things to do during the year is to go to the backstretch and wander around and visit with all the personalities that reside back there, as well as the horses.

Alexander Midweek Football Jackpot Begins October 2, 2014

Alexander Midweek Football Jackpot