Average Daily Handle Up at Portland Meadows

Track reduced live racing from 73 days in 2010-11 to 55 in 2011-12.

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.

Portland Meadows reported all sources handle totaled $38,001,156 during the meet for an average daily total of $690,930, a 2.63% increase from the average daily figure of $673,215 during the longer 2010-11 season.

“Portland Meadows staff and horsemen worked hard and more importantly worked together to ensure the meet was a success,” said general manager Will Alempijevic in a release.

A total of $2,311,000 was paid in out in purses during the season for a daily average of $42,018.

The average number of starters per race increased to 7.7 from 7.45 last season.

On the track, Javier Matias won his first Portland Meadows riding title. Matias won 70 races from 348 mounts, good for a 20.1% winning percentage. Luis Torres topped the Quarter Horse riding standings with 18 victories.

Felimon Alvarado took home his first Portland Meadows training title, winning 34 races from 104 starts. Juan Sanguino took home the Quarter Horse training title with 16 wins on the season.