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Portland weekend racing cancelled


December 19, 2005     E-mail this page to a friend!

Dec. 18, Portland, OR – For the second consecutive day, chilly temperatures caused a freezing of the racing surface at Portland Meadows. As a result, Racing Officials at the Delta Park oval determined it unsafe for racing and cancelled both the Saturday and Sunday live racing card.

With an impending ice storm brewing and expected to head into the Portland, area overnight, a decision on Monday’s racing will be made on Monday morning pending weather and track conditions.

Saturday’s cancellation of Oregon Championship Day will be held on December 31, as will the $45,000 Far West Futurity for 2-year-old Quarter Horses, originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Championship Day is a celebration of Oregon racing with nearly $100,000 in purses up for grabs.