A reduction in the number of racing days from 60 in 2012 to 49 resulted in average daily gains in wagering and purses at Portland Meadows.
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Grindstone, the first Kentucky Derby winner to stand in the state of Oregon, will see several of his 2-year-olds make their debuts on Oregon Championship Day Nov. 17 at Portland Meadows.
Portland Meadows in Oregon concluded its short summer meet Sept. 29 with substantial increases in pari-mutuel handle.
In a surprise announcement June 10, Portland Meadows said it will have live racing from July 21 through Jan. 26, 2014. The track recently was approved to install historical racing machines.
The Oregon Senate May 23 passed legislation authorizing Portland Meadows to install historical racing machines. The measure now goes to the governor for his consideration.
The Oregon horse racing and breeding industry is making a push for historical race wagering at Portland Meadows, which last year raced in the summer and fall with mixed results.
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.
The Czech Republic native owns the most wins for an apprentice jockey at the Washington State racetrack.
Officials enlisted a local design agency to re-brand Portland Meadows, which will embark on summer racing July 15.
Portland Meadows announced the new stakes schedule for the upcoming inaugural summer and fall meets that kicks off July 15. Headlining the schedule is the 47th running of the Portland Mile Sept. 3.
A reduction in live race dates at Portland Meadows resulted in daily average increases in handle and purses for the 55-day meet in 2011-12 when compared with the 73-day meet in 2010-11.
Trainer Jim Fergason, based at Portland Meadows for more than four decades, registered his 1,000th victory Jan. 18 when Mo's Flashy Date won the seventh race.
Portland Meadows received approval from the Oregon Racing Commission to greatly alter its traditional racing schedule by switching from winter to summer racing.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will try a promotion that has been successful at other racetracks when it holds a starter allowance tournament scheduled to begin in March 2012.
Portland Meadows, who will kick off its 65th season of live racing on Monday, Oct. 17, will begin its new $25,000 Ultimate ShowVivor Online Contest.
A 62-year-old trainer at Portland Meadows died Aug. 11 after being kicked by a horse during training hours.
Portland Meadows will be offering special simulcasting of the April 16 racing card from Charles Town that includes the $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. III).
Portland Meadows employees Marilyn Hughes, Mike Robbins, and Anita Dawson all owned winning horses at the Oregon track March 30.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a Thoroughbred Racehorse Ownership Seminar March 23 at Portland Meadows in Portland, Ore.