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  • Oregon Set to Welcome Two New ADWs

    Just as the door closes on International Racing Group's operating presence in Oregon, the state is prepared to welcome two new players to the advance deposit wagering scene.

  • TVG's third quarter handle accounted for over a 33% wagered through the Oregon hubs.

    Record Wagering Through Oregon Hubs

    Fueled by a record total from TVG, wagers handled through Oregon hubs jumped 19.7% for the third quarter of 2007, according to data released by the state's racing commission.

  • Oregon Sire Tiffany Ice Dead

    Tiffany Ice, a top 10 Oregon sire the last several years, was euthanized in April because of cancerous tumors and complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • CDI Approved to Operate Wagering Hub in Oregon

    Churchill Downs Inc. has received approval to operate an account wagering hub in Oregon and plans to have its new betting service, twinspires.com, operational before the spring meet begins at Churchill Downs April 28.

  • Portland Meadows to Change Race Schedule

    Portland Meadows will open for its 60th year of racing on Oct. 8 with a new race day schedule and an increase in Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse stakes and overnight purses.

  • Again, No Apparent Handle on Pari-Mutuel Handle

    A two-hour discussion on account wagering and secondary pari-mutuel operations July 14 again revealed horsemen have knowledge of situations that suck revenue from purse accounts, but no definitive national strategy to recoup the money.

  • Kentucky Extends Comment Period on Wagering Hubs

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has extended its public comment period for new administrative regulations governing multi-jurisdictional wagering hubs, a law for which was passed in 2004. Two years later, no hubs are operating in the state.

  • Dwayne Yuzik Named Portland Meadows GM

    Dwayne Yuzik has assumed the responsibilities of general manager of Oregon's Portland Meadows Racetrack as of Feb. 1, the Magna Entertainment-owned track announced Monday.

  • Oregon Championship Day Reset for Dec. 31

    Oregon Championship Day, the premier afternoon of Thoroughbred racing in the state with seven stakes and handicap races, has been rescheduled for Dec. 31 at Portland Meadows.

  • High-Volume Shop Licensed by Oregon Regulators

    International Racing Group, a rebate shop located in Curacao but owned and operated by United States-based Youbet.com, was licensed by the Oregon Racing Commission Nov. 2, and is the first such entity to be licensed by U.S. regulators.

  • Lethal Grande Named 2004 Horse of the Year, Older Male

    For the second consecutive year Lethal Grande was named Oregon horse of the year and champion older male at the Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual awards banquet March 5 at Portland Meadows.

  • Oregon Hub Handle Up $53 Million in 2004

    Five account-wagering hubs in Oregon handled a total of $883 million last year, up about 6% from the 2003 figure. Meanwhile, fourth-quarter handle for 2004 was down slightly from the same period in 2003, according to Oregon Racing Commission statistics.

  • MEC Files Countersuit in Oregon

    Attorneys for Magna Entertainment Corp. filed countersuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Oregon Feb. 18 to formally answer a $1-million breach-of-contract action brought against the company by the Oregon Greyhound Association.

  • Greyhound Group Sues MEC Over Multnomah

    The Oregon Greyhound Association filed a $1-million lawsuit against Magna Entertainment Corp. Jan. 20, alleging breach of contract for the company's failure to renew its operating lease for Multnomah Greyhound Park and for canceling the 2005 dog racing season.

  • Seattle Shamus to Oakhurst in Oregon

    Seattle Shamus, whose :20.96 is believed to be the fastest opening quarter-mile ever run at Santa Anita, will enter stud at Dr. Jack Root's Oakhurst Thoroughbreds near Newberg, Ore.

  • Portland Cancels Racing Again Sunday

    With no thaw in temperatures in the Portland metropolitan area, Portland Meadows Racetrack has canceled its live racing program Sunday for the second time in as many days due to frozen track conditions.

  • Oregon Jockeys Benefit From Incentive Program

    Several jockeys earned bonsuses this summer under the Oregon Racing Commission's jockey incentive program, which is designed to encourage riders to participate at fair meets in the state.

  • Youbet.com Continues to Ride Growth Trend

    Youbet.com, the online wagering company based in California, continued its growth trend in the third quarter of 2004 with income of $791,085, compared with a loss of $617,853 for the same period in 2003.

  • Timber Legend, Unbridled's Comet to Oakhurst in Oregon

    Timber Legend, a half-brother to two grade I winners, and Unbridled's Comet, a $1.9 million Keeneland July yearling, have been retired from racing and will enter stud at Dr. Jack Root's Oakhurst Thoroughbreds near Newberg, Ore.

  • Account Bet Companies Set Hub Handle Records

    Three account wagering providers that hub through Oregon set all-time records for a three-month period in the second quarter of 2004, according to statistics provided by the Oregon Racing Commission.

  • National HBPA Voices Opinions on Medication

    The National Horsemen's Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, given the results of a recent study, has suggested research into medication thresholds and withdrawal times be performed using horses in training.

  • National HBPA OKs Hub Plan, Wagering Report

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has adopted a memorandum of understanding with a company that plans to operate an offshore wagering hub, and it also endorsed a draft a report on pari-mutuel economics that suggests high-volume betting shops are important to the industry.

  • Measure Would Authorize Betting Hubs in Kentucky

    Legislation to authorize wagering hubs in Kentucky was introduced in the state Senate in early March and is moving through the legislative process as an amendment to a bill that would permit artificially inseminated horses to race in Kentucky. A hub measure was introduced in 2002 but it failed to garner support.

  • Lethal Grande Named Oregon Horse of the Year

    Lethal Grande was named 2003 Oregon Horse of the year and champion older male at the Feb. 21 Oregon Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's Annual Awards Banquet on at Portland Meadows.

  • Portland Meadows Cancels Racing Friday, Saturday

    Portland Meadows has canceled Friday and Saturday racing due to unsafe weather conditions. Friday's closure marks the third consecutive day that Portland Meadows and all MEC Oregon Racing Inc. OTB's have been closed for simulcasting due to the severe weather conditions.

  • Portland Meadows Handle Highest in About 15 Years

    Changes in first post time and fuller fields have produced pari-mutuel gains this season for Portland Meadows, which on Dec. 1 cleared the half-million-dollar mark in total handle for a program for the first time in 15 years.