Portland Meadows Eyes January 23 For Return to Live Racing

Extreme weather conditions have forced recent cancellations at the track.

Edited press release

Live racing could return to Portland Meadows on January 23. The track has not held live racing since January 1, due to extreme winter weather conditions.

After overwhelming snowfall and frozen conditions paralyzed the Portland, Oregon, metro area during the week, Portland Meadows officials have cancelled live racing until January 23.

Racing at Portland Meadows is scheduled for Monday, January 23, and Tuesday, January 24, weather and track conditions permitting. A "pineapple express" weather system is expected to move into the area during the next several days and is expected to bring warmer conditions, which should thaw out the area and raise hopes for the return of live racing. There has been no live racing at Portland Meadows since January 1.

The Portland Meadows Bonus Challenge Stakes for Quarter Horses is scheduled for January 23.

Also, Jason Beem will handle announcing duties at Portland Meadows when live racing does return. Beem, who has previously served as announcer at the track, will stand in for Tom Harris, who will serve as track announcer at Sam Houston Race Park when that track opens its winter Thoroughbred meet on January 20.

Updated information on the status of live racing at Portland Meadows can be found on the track's website and Facebook page.

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