Jockey Debbie Hoonan racked up seven victories Portland Meadows Dec. 2, setting a new personal record for wins in a day and tying Joe Crispin and Felipe Valdez for most victories on a card at the Oregon track.
Odds-on Alec's Moon made easy work of the $82,700 Portland Meadows Oaks after steadying early, cruising to a 6 1/2-length victory with leading jockey Joe Crispin aboard for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer Jan. 29 in Oregon.
Jockey Joe Crispin had a huge day at Portland Meadows Nov. 17, winning seven races on the nine-race card to equal his own record for wins on one program.
Joe Crispin, who has been the leading rider at Portland Meadows the past two seasons, will be out for an estimated six to eight weeks with a cracked hip. He sustained the injury in the track's third race Dec. 29 when his mount, Dynamite Ollie, clipped heels and fell.
Thoroughbred racing's all-time winning jockey Russell Baze and three of his colleagues will fly up from Northern California to take on four of the top riders at Portland Meadows Jan. 7 in the first Golden Gate versus Portland Meadows Jockey Challenge sponsored by XpressBet.
Portland Meadows, which concluded its 2007-08 live meet on March 11, reported a 22.3% increase in gross handle from all sources compared to a year ago.
- By Esther Marr
Lethal Grande, a multiple champion in Oregon, was euthanized Nov. 5 after fracturing both sesamoids in his left front leg.
Jockey Joe Crispin was riding high after receiving a congratulatory phone call from Laffit Pincay Jr. at Portland Meadows after gaining his 1,000th Thoroughbred victory March 20.
Leading rider Joe Crispin posted six wins on the Portland Meadows card Jan. 23, giving him a total of 90 Thoroughbred victories through 45 days of racing.
Tall Pines made it back-to-back stakes victory with her fourth win of the meet at Portland Meadows Sunday afternoon, another decidedly convincing triumph versus four foes in the $21,200 City of Roses Stakes.
Jockey Joe Crispin has been nothing short of spectacular since his return to racing this past summer and on Tuesday at Portland Meadows the 46 year old rider tied a record by winning seven races in one day.
Jockey Joe Crispin won six races on Saturday afternoon at Portland Meadows Racetrack.
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