Portland Meadows

Fallon Taylor, Cowboy Swagger Take Home Champion Title At 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

Champion barrel racer Fallon Taylor takes on a new challenge every year: in 2018, she took up show jumping. This year, she took on the Thoroughbred Makeover. Already a champion — she was the 2014 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Champion and 2018 AQHA World Champion — Taylor can add one more line to her […]

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Announcer Chris Griffin To Call Races During September Los Al Meeting

Track announcer Chris Griffin will call the upcoming Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course. The 10-day season begins Friday, Sept. 6 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 22. During that span, Griffin, 38, will also call the nighttime action in place of the vacationing Ed Burgart. Griffin, a California native, has called […]

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Report: As Portland Meadows Closes, Grants Pass Could Absorb Dates

Although Portland Meadows officials say a deal is not yet done on the sale of the track, it appears Grants Pass will likely absorb the Oregon track’s dates, according to The Oregonian. The Oregon Racing Commission approved a three-year license for Grants Pass Downs and heard no objection from Portland Meadows. Those in the know […]

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Report: Portland Meadows Shutting Its Doors, Application Filed For Development

Portland Meadows, billed by The Stronach Group as “one of the largest tracks in the Pacific Northwest” is set to close its doors, according to reports from Portland Monthly and Willamette Weekly. The publications obtained a copy of an application for initial redevelopment for the site, which indicates the 63-acre property will become an “urban […]

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Oregon’s Oakhurst Farm The Home To Pair Of Kentucky Derby Winners

Oakhurst Farm in Oregon is a breeding and racing operation as well as a veterinary clinic, owned by Dr. Jack Root. According to Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, the standouts on the property are a pair of stallions best known for wearing the roses on the first Saturday in May, Grindstone and Giacomo. “I still get goosebumps […]

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EHV-1 Quarantine Released At Portland Meadows; Lone Affected Horse Recovers, Tests Negative

The Equine Disease Communication Center released the following alert from the Oregon Department of Agriculture on Feb. 10: The Oregon Department of Agriculture has released the quarantine for the wild type EHV-1 positive horse at the Portland Meadows racetrack.  The affected horse has made an impressive recovery and now tests negative for EHV-1. Originally reported on […]

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Horse Tests Positive For EHV-1 At Portland Meadows; Exposed Horses Under Quarantine

The Equine Disease Communication Center released the following alert from the Oregon Department of Agriculture on Jan. 30:  “The Oregon Department of Agriculture is reporting that a case of wild type EHV-1 has been detected at the Portland Meadows race track.  A 7-year old Thoroughbred mare developed mild ataxia on January 25.  Neither the neuropathogenic […]

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Portland Meadows Accused Of Operating Illegal Poker Room, Could Lose State Contract

Portland Meadows could have its contract to operate its 10 video poker terminals cancelled after Oregon Lottery officials accused the track of operating an illegal poker room at the facility. The Willamette Week reports that the director of the Oregon Lottery, Barry Pack, notified track officials May 16 that several violations of state and local laws governing poker […]

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Portland Meadows Extends Racing Season Amid Weather Concerns

A surge of Arctic blast weather expected to hit the area early this week has resulted in Portland Meadows Officials and Horsemen taking a preventative measure to avoid likely harsh racing conditions. The Track’s General Manager Karsten Hennze, Racing Secretary Jerry Kohls and The Oregon Racing Commission in conjunction with Randy Evers, The Executive Director of […]

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Single Bettor Hits For $100K At Portland Meadows

The National Racing Club $100,000 Sweepstakes at Portland Meadows – a unique 20-cent wager featuring six, two-furlong races – was hit Monday by a single player for $100,000. The winning ticket was hit by an ADW player with a ticket costing $1,440. Track management has announced that the final week of the National Racing Club […]

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