2015 Summer Fair Meet Schedule & Lodging Information
June 26, 2015
Good Morning Horsemen and Horsewomen,
We had hoped for three days per week of racing this year but the economics and horse population simply don't support a three day meet at this time. Hopefully new Off Track Betting sites, new Instant Racing games and new wagering opportunities at Portland Meadows will increase revenue and add days in the future.
The Portland Meadows backside will open on September 5th and remain open until February 19th. The purse schedule will be very similar to last year. There will also be one Sunday card to support Oregon Championship Day and the Oregon bred horses and their owners.
Good news is the availability of the track and backside at the Tillamook Fairgrounds. Horses that will be entered to run may stable at Tillamook immediately following the Prineville race meet on July 19. Again only horses that will be running at Tillamook will get stalls on July 19. This is due to limited stalls on the fairgrounds.
Upon the conclusion of the Tillamook race meet all other horses will be granted stalls, pending available space, at Tillamook beginning on August 9th. The track will be open for exercise until September 1st. The backside will remain open at Tillamook until September 6th. With Portland Meadows backside opening on September 5th horses can go directly form Tillamook to Portland.
We understand this is not a perfect solution to the issue of getting horses ready for Portland Meadows. However, it is a cost effective approach and does allow for 8 to 10 weeks of training before opening day at Portland Meadows.
Have a great summer and try and stay cool. See you at the races!!
Randy C. Evers
Oregon Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association
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