Portlans Meadows, which opens Monday, may not be top of mind for many handicappers but I have always found it to offer decent wagering value. Pool sizes have improved greatly over tha past 10 years. Worth a look for those ‘capping early in the week. Of course you can bet Portland in Canterbury Park’s racebook.
Portland is offering a free online Showvivor contest with up to $25,000 in prize money. The contest begins Oct 24. Enter here.
Below are details from a promotional email:
Live racing from Portland Meadows begins on Monday October 17, 2011 but the contest does not begin until Week 2. Day 1 Monday October 24th and entries close at 11:45am (Pacific). Before each race day, simply log-in to the contest page, and make your selection for that day’s races. You will simply need to pick one horse, and if your horse finishes in one of the top three positions in the official running order for that race, you move onto the next day. The player who can outlast all the other players in the competition will receive $5,000.
If the player who wins can survive the entire meeting, he or she will receive a $5,000 bonus to make the prize total $10,000. And if the last survivor picks a winner each day, he or she will receive a $20,000 bonus on top of the original $5,000, for a grand total prize of $25,000! of the Ultimate ShowVivor Online Contest.
The winner of the inaugural Portland Meadows Ultimate ShowVivor Online Contest will also be the special Daily Racing Form guest handicapper for Portland Mile Day (date to be determined) of the Inaugural Portland Meadows Summer Race Meet in 2012. The guest handicapper’s selections for the Portland Mile 2012 will appear in both online and print editions of the Daily Racing Form.