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Portland Meadows XpressBet Jockey Challenge cancelled

November 27, 2010     E-mail this page to a friend!

The 2nd Annual XpressBet Jockey Challenge at Portland Meadows scheduled for Monday, November 29, has been cancelled because the Southern California riders now refuse to make the trip up. The Jockey Challenge was slated to be a four-race challenge series covering races 4 through 7 on the Monday card.

Were extremely disappointed in the riders from Southern California making the decision not to come up, said Portland Meadows Assistant General Manager Jerry Kohls. I know many fans here in Portland and the Northwest were looking forward to the event.

Portland Meadows will continue on as planned with the Monday card, which will feature a 10-race program with first post at 12:40 p.m. Pacific Time. The four races slated for the Challenge will be re-drawn without the eight-horse limit and without the random jockey assignments.