Oregon Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (OHBPA)
We have great news!!
The OHBPA and Portland Meadows Management have reached a verbal agreement on the 2013-2014 race meet. The written contract still needs to be prepared for signatures and Portland Meadows needs to submit a race meet application to the Oregon Racing Commission for approval. Hopefully, neither of those steps will be a problem.
We know you are anxious to hear the result of the negotiation and start planning for the meet so here are some highlights for the 2013-2014 race meet.
Backside Open June 19, 2013
Backside Close February 5, 2014
Race Days July 21, 2013 through January 26, 2014 (49 Days)
Bottom Purse $5,000
Racing will be Sundays only on July 21, 28 and August 4.
Beginning August 14 and ending January 26 racing will be every Wednesday and Sunday with minor exceptions for the holidays.
The OHBPA Board and Portland Meadows Management worked very hard and both sides compromised in order to provide this very good result. Of course neither side got all they wanted and not everyone will agree with the final product. But the backside being open until February and the new purse structure with $5,000 bottom purses are certainly positive results.
Please share this news with others as we still do not have e-mails for all our members.
Have a great day everyone and see you at the races!!
The 2013 Annual Awards Banquet was a HUGE success. Thanks to all who attended and to all our donors and sponsors.