Portland Meadows Contract Update
The Oregon HBPA is pleased to announce we have reached an agreement with Portland Meadows and have signed a contract for the 2018-2019 race meet. Some of the highlights are listed below:
- Backside opens September 1 with the track available for training on September 4. The backside will close on February 12.
- The first day of racing is September 30 and closing day is February 5.
- There are 37 days of racing planned with 332 races scheduled. These are the same numbers as last year.
- The purse and stakes schedule is currently being worked on by both parties.
- Racing will primarily be two days per week. Click here to view the racing calendar.
We look forward to seeing all of you at Portland Meadows for a great season of racing. In the meantime purses are good, the sun is shining and we are having lots of fun at the summer fair race meets. Come join us and as always good luck at the races!!
Summer Racing Update
Several members of the Oregon HBPA Board attended the National HBPA Convention in New Orleans and had a wonderful experience. The speakers on the panels were very informative and we came away with ideas for our own horsemen and horsewomen. We thank everyone for all their hard work putting it together.
The Oregon Summer Fairs Meets schedule for 2018 is as follows:
Eastern Oregon Livestock Show: June 8, 9, 10
Grants Pass Downs: June 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and July 1, 4, 7, 8
Crooked River Roundup: July 11, 12, 13, 14
Tillamook County Fair: August 8, 9, 10, 11
Harney County Fair: September 7, 8, 9
To view contact info for each meet, click here.
The Oregon HBPA will be adding funds over $70,000.00 to purses this year. We will also be sponsoring one race at each race meet with $1000.00 added. We continue our very popular Trainer of the Day program where $100.00 is awarded each entry day for a lucky trainer. Our newest incentive will be a guaranteed $100.00 for each official starter.
The Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will have these incentives for the meets:
*Bonuses for owners of Oregon-bred Thoroughbreds based on their earnings will be distributed at the end of the Summer Meets.
*Breeders Awards for Oregon Bred Thoroughbreds 10% of 1st-5th place.
*Oregon bred Stakes races will add $500.00 to the purse.
*Hi-Point Challenge for filly’s and mares/colts and geldings.
*$1000.00 will be added to two Oregon Bred races at each meet.
The Oregon Quarter Horse Racing Association will be adding $4000.00 to the Grants Pass Derby, $15,000.00 to the Firecracker Futurity and $1500.00 to the Prineville Futurity. On all overnight Quarter Horses races there will be an added $500.00. They will also guarantee $100.00 to all quarter horses that have an official start at the summer meets.
Oregon Racing Commission:
Minimum Jock Mount Fee $60.00
Daily cash award to each rider $50.00
An all meets bonus a total of $12,000.00 divided among Jockeys participating in All 5 fair meets
Additional incentives to be announced by individual fairs (Eastern Oregon Livestock Show for example offers a daily cash award of $50.00 which means the daily award to each jockey available to ride will be $100.00)
The Summer Fairs Pamphlet is now available. Click here to view it.
We are very excited that we will be simulcasting the Grants Pass Downs meet and the Crooked River Roundup.
Our contract committee is waiting for a response from the Stronach Group on our proposal that we sent to them and we hope to share the details of our 2018-2019 Portland Meadows race meet very soon.
We hope everyone has a wonderful summer.
Summer Fair Race Series Brochure
Greetings Horsemen and Horsewomen,
The summer fair race meets are just around the corner and everyone is getting excited for racing. We have an updated brochure for 2018 that you can view by clicking here. We hope to see you this summer and best of luck at the races!!
Randy C. Evers
Oregon Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association
Southern Oregon Horse Racing Association Website
Check out the Southern Oregon Horse Racing Association website at www.southernoregonhorseracing.com.
2018 Summer Fair Meet Schedule
The 2018 summer fair meet schedule has been set starting with three days of racing at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show on June 8-10. To view a complete list of summer racing dates and contact information for each meet, click here.
Grants Pass Meet Info
The Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce has a special website with information about the Grants Pass Downs meet that runs from June 16 to July 8 with a total of nine days of racing. To view the website, click here.
Oregon Racing Commission EIA (Coggins) Policy
ALL horses entering into the grounds of a fair meet race track in Oregon are required to have a valid negative Coggins within 6 months of entering the fairgrounds. For horses racing at the meet, the racing secretary shall be in charge of compliance and shall verify and photocopy the ORIGINAL color owner NCR Coggins and record the data with InCompass when possible. Horses not racing but on the grounds will be required to produce the same documentation as horses racing at the meet. Stewards, Investigators, Association representatives, and the State Veterinarian will walk shed rows and review and collect the papers to ensure compliance with the policy.
To read the complete policy from the Oregon Racing Commission, click here.
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Thank you so much!!
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