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Portland Meadows Stall Applications and Race Dates Calendar

The Portland Meadows meet is set for October 2, 2017 through January 30, 2018 and stall applications are now available. Click here to download.

To view the 2017-18 live racing calendar for Portland Meadows, click here.


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. Recently the Oregon Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association, Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Oregon Quarter Horse Racing Association and Oregon Racing Commission got together and discussed a variety of ways the four organizations could support the summer race meets. The results of this effort are reflected in the 2017 Summer Fair Race Series brochure, which can be downloaded here. The brochure explains a variety of incentives and programs offered this summer. The brochure is intended to be printed and then folded in thirds. Several copies will be distributed at the fair meets and various other outlets. We hope to see you this summer and best of luck at the races!!

Randy C. Evers
Executive Director
Oregon Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association
503-285-4941


Southern Oregon Horse Racing Association Website

Check out the Southern Oregon Horse Racing Association website at www.southernoregonhorseracing.com.


2017 Summer Fair Meet Schedule

The 2017 summer fair meet schedule has been set starting with three days of racing at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show on June 9-11. For a complete list of race dates and contact information for each race 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 17 to July 9 with a total of nine days of racing. To view the website, click here.


Oregon Racing Commission EIA (Coggins) Policy

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a fatal disease in that options for a positive horse are extremely limited and almost all positive horses are euthanized pursuant to state and USDA guidelines. Due to at least 15 EIA positive horses in Washington, Oregon and Idaho in 2015-16 it is imperative that we continue our practice of requiring a valid negative Coggins test (approved test for the EIA disease) for ALL horses entering any fair meet racetrack in Oregon. This is the same policy that was in place during the 2016 summer fair meet season.

To read the complete policy from the Oregon Racing Commission, click here.


Clenbuterol

The Oregon Racing Commission has passed a new rule banning the use of clenbuterol in all quarter horse races. This also includes thoroughbred horses running in mixed breed races designated as quarter horse races. In order for horsemen and veterinarians to adjust their medication practices there will be a six month “grace period” ending on December 17, 2016. During this time testing will occur but no sanction or purse loss will result from a positive test. This “grace period” does not apply to quarterhorse races where zero tolerance for clenbuterol was noted on the nomination form as a condition of entry. For more detailed information please visit the ORC website by clicking on the link below or contacting the ORC directly.

http://www.oregon.gov/RACING/pages/index.aspx

As always if I can answer any questions for you our members or clarify anything in this update please contact me.
See you at the races!!!

Randy C. Evers
Executive Director
Oregon Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association
503-285-4941


PLEASE DONATE TO F.R.O.G. PAC

Please donate 1% of your race earnings to support the Future of Racing in Oregon Group (FROG) Political Action Committee.  FROG has done a great job of supporting racing in Oregon and your contribution will help support their future work.  And you get a dollar for dollar credit on your Oregon tax return!  Please see flyer for more details.

Thank you so much!!

Oregon HBPA


Dedicated to Oregon’s Thoroughbred Industry
From encouraging a greater level of public acceptance of the Thoroughbred industry to protecting the safety of all members, their stable personnel and their horses, the Oregon H.B.P.A. is committed to the health and improvement of the state’s Thoroughbred industry. Our mission includes:

  • improvement of working conditions
  • information and education
  • represent members to local, state, and federal governments

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