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Beem on the Backside 11/7/14

It was a very pleasant and typically Portland fall morning today on the Portland Meadows backside. Cloudy skies and not too cold. I waltzed in just after 7am and all the action appeared to be going on down at the track or by the gate to get on the track. I popped into Cindie’s Backside Café and nobody was in there so I headed up to the first barn I saw out the door, that of trainer Sam Dronen.

Hastings Shippers dominate Portland Meadows Sunday Stakes

Trainer Sylvea Gregory arrived at Portland Meadows yesterday with two horses in tow and plans on taking some big money back to her native Vancouver, British Columbia. The plan worked to perfection as her two year old Oh Derek and her four year old filly Lady Henrietta each took home top honors in their respective $20,000 stakes races.

Pick 5 carryover of $2,090 for Sunday November 2nd

Nobody had 5 out of 5 in the Wednesday Pick 5 on October 29th so there will be a $2,090 carryover into the Sunday November 2nd card.  The Pick 5 at Portland Meadows is a $0.20 wager with just a 15% takeout rate.  It covers races 6 through 10 on Sunday November 2nd.  

Seis Royale takes home the Halloween Handicap

It isn’t quite Halloween yet, but Seis Royale got a big treat on Sunday when he took home the top honors in the $9,750 Halloween


Seis Royale gets the win

Pick 5 carryover of $1,515 for Wednesday October 29th

With a pair of 20/1 long shots in the sequence on Sunday, nobody could piece together all four winners in the Pick 4.  This led to a carryover of $1,515.23 for the 10 race card on Wednesday October 29th.  The Pick 4 sequence on Wednesday will cover races 7 through 10 and post time for the 7th is 2:51pm Pacific.  

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