Oregon’s premier horse racing track gears up to resume commercial racing this week
GRANTS PASS, Ore. – June 15, 2020 – Grants Pass Downs will kick off its summer racing season tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16. The 8-race opening day program will feature the Shady Cove Stakes, with a full field of 10 thoroughbreds competing for a purse of $12,000 at a distance of five furlongs.
The meet will boast more than 80 races scheduled over nine dates – June 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and July 1, 6, 7 and 8 – with $60,000 available in purses each day.
Post time is set for 4:00 p.m. In accordance with current Oregon state health guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the meet will be held without fans in attendance.
Racing fans unable to attend due to the current public health guidelines are encouraged to watch and wager atTVG.comand other advance-deposit wagering (ADW) websites, as well as at participating off-track betting (OTB) locations around the state.
Grants Pass Downs has also expanded its wagering menu and will offer two new bets during the Summer Meet—a fifty cent Jackpot Pick Five with a $5,000 guaranteed pool and a 15% takeout rate, and a one dollar early Pick Four.