Portland Meadows Extends 2016-17 Season

The track's meet will now run through January 17.

Edited press release

Arctic weather has forced Portland Meadows to extend its season to January 17. The track's 2016-17 meet was originally scheduled to end on Tuesday.

A blast of Arctic weather is expected to hit the Portland, Oregon, metro area on Monday and Tuesday, resulting in the cancelation of those racing cards at Portland Meadows.

Portland Meadows general manager Karsten Hennze, racing secretary Jerry Kohls and the Oregon Racing Commission, in conjunction with Oregon Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association executive director Randy Evers, met on Friday and came up with a schedule to extend the track's 2016-17 meet, which was originally scheduled to end on Tuesday, January 3.

Portland Meadows will race as scheduled this Sunday, beginning at 12 p.m. (PST). To replace the canceled programs, the track will conduct racing on January 9-10 and January 15 and 17. Post time every day will be 12 p.m.

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