Portland Meadows opened in 1946 and was the first thoroughbred racing track in the United States to offer night racing. For several years it was the home track of future Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who won two consecutive riding titles at Portland Meadows and set the wins record.
Portland Meadows Track Layout
One mile oval; distance from last turn to the finish line is 990 feet. Track has a 6 furlong chute and a 1 1/4 mile chute, more often used for quarter horse racing.
Track History & Facts
Construction of the Portland Meadows racetrack started in November of 1945. Almost a year later, in 1946, the Portland Meadows racetrack opened up to a crowd of almost 10,000 people.
Disaster struck in 1948 when a flood struck and caused $250,000 in damages. In 1970, disaster struck again in the grandstand burned to the ground. The next year the Portland Meadows reopened to a large crowd of 12,635.
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