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    Oregon Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association June 2017 PostTimes

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    June 13, 2017

    MAY 2017 
           OTOBA            PostTimes   
    The OTOBA will offer a Stake race at each summer fair meet for Oregon-bred Thoroughbreds 3 & Up.
      Union          $5,000 purse     5 furlongs
    Grants Pass  $6,000 purse     6.5 furlongs
    Prineville       $7,000 purse     7 furlongs
    Tillamook       $8,000 purse     One Mile +70
    Burns             $10,000 purse    5 furlongs
    Preference to horses starting in prior meet series race. Entry fee $10 per race. No preference to Maidens. Please refer to meet condition books and the OTOBA website for more information.
    The OTOBA will also add $1,000 to the purse for one Fillies/Mares Stake race at each meet. 
                             2017 Summer Fair Meets
    Cash awards will be given to the top five fillies/Mares and the top five colts/Geldings!
    1st - $1000      2nd - $750      3rd - $500      4th - $250      5th - $125
    The OTOBA offers this incentive program for our Owners and Breeders
    who support the summer fair racing circuit in Oregon.
      Breeder awards will be paid on Oregon-bred earnings during the 2017 Summer Fairs. 
    • Must be a registered Oregon-bred Thoroughbred
    • Point system: 1st place finish=5 points, 2nd place finish=4 points, 3rd place finish=3 points, 4th place finish =2 points, 5th place finish=1 point.  FIVE additional points will be awarded to each horse that enters & runs at a fair meet (example: 5 points for entering & running at Harney County Fair, another 5 points for entering & running at Grants Pass Fair).  Points will be calculated by a representative of the OTOBA.  Note: points follow the horse, not the owner, breeder, or trainer of the horse.
    • The owners will receive the cash award. The winning owner and winning trainer of each category will receive a prize to be determined by the OTOBA Board of Directors.
    • In the case of a tie, the OTOBA Board of Directors will vote for the winner.
    • If a horse is claimed:-  if the horse is claimed and starts in future fair meet races then the points follow the horse. If the horse is claimed and does not start in future fair meet races then the points do not follow the horse. (example: The current High-Point TB horse is claimed at Tillamook Fair and does not start another race for the remaining fair race meets; the points remain for the owner of the horse prior to the claim-not the claimant connections.)
    • Points expire at the end of the 2017 Summer Fair Circuit.
    • Owners, Trainers and Breeders must be members of the OTOBA to avoid a 5% service charge on cash awards.
    • In the case of dispute or clarifications, the OTOBA Board of Directors will have the final decision.
    • Points will be awarded to Oregon-bred Thoroughbreds who place 1 through 5 in Thoroughbred races only. Mixed breed races will not be recognized for points or awards.
    Portland Meadows
    Portland Meadows and the OHBPA announced the 2017-2018 race meet!
    The backside opens for ship in on August 27.
    The track will be open for training on September 1.
    Racing begins on October 2. There will be 37 days of racing.
    The last day of racing is January 30.
    Summer Fair Racing
    2017 Oregon Summer Fair Racing dates have been announced:
    Eastern Oregon Livestock Show  
    June 9, 10 & 11, 2017
    (3 days of racing)

    Grants Pass Downs
    June 17, 18, 24 & 25 and
    July 1, 2, 4, 8 & 9, 2017
    (9 days of racing)

    Crooked River Roundup
    July 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2017
    (4 days of racing)

    Tillamook County Fair
    August 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2017
    (4 days of racing)

    Harney County Fair
    September 8, 9 & 10, 2017
    (3 days of racing)

    Locations and contact information can be found on the OTOBA website.

    FROG met on May 18.
    Dave Nelson gave the treasury report.
    The group was informed that the Tillamook fairgrounds are not available for a long term training facility.
    Karsten Hennze continues to explore costs for suggested items using the Backside Improvement Fund.
    Don Sloan stated he is speaking with Prineville about using their starting gate this summer.
    The Commission met on May 18.
    Director McGrail stated that the racing secretary for the summer meets will verify Coggins tests.
    The Commission approved the license for XpressBet.
    The also approved funds for the track consultant.
    2017-2019 Hub Funds were approved for the summer fair meets, the OHBPA, the OTOBA, the OQHRA and Portland Meadows.
    The Commission requested that all parties receiving funds submit a letter detailing how the funds will be spent.
    The following bills are dead for this session:
    HB 2844  Excludes free play or free wager awarded by customer loyalty program from gross mutuel wagering for purposes of required payments.
    HB 2971  Increases the number of video lottery game terminals allowed at Portland Meadows.
    HB 3252  Prohibits greyhound racing.
    The OTOBA will award a $1,000 scholarship for 2017. The deadline has passed. The Board of Directors are reviewing applications.

    April Williams of HorseWinPix, Portland Meadows race photographer, still has quite a few winning photos left from the 2016-17 meet.  She would like to get these to the appropriate people.  If you have outstanding win photos, please contact her at (360) 513-1227.
    In This Issue
    Summer Fair Racing
    Calypsonoted (OR)
    TB, DK B/, M, foaled April 7, 2010
    ( Harbor the Gold - Flying Memo, by Memo (CHI) )              $25,000 call Eric Jensen
    Thoroughbreds of all ages!
    Click HERE for information on horses available.  
    Contact Ben Root, Co-Manager at Oakhurst Farm and Oakhurst Equine Veterinary Services 
    Lynnelle Smith, Executive Director
    info@oregontoba.com, 503-285-0658