2012 Races Wrap Up At Grants Pass Downs

By Rob Scott GRANTS PASS, Ore. — On Sunday, the Grants Pass Downs hosted its ninth and final day of races this year, attracting both first time visitors and dedicated fans. The finale came with an elegent theme: Fancy Hat Day. “We just decided to treat it like it was the Kentucky Derby and have … Continue reading »

4th of July at the Grants Pass Downs

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — In Grants Pass on the Fourth of July there is nothing more American then going down to the horse track. Whether it’s to gamble or just watch the races, the Downs attracts more than 2,000 people every year on the 4th, and this year the track was fast. There are usually … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Downs Successful Run

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — This year’s Grants Pass Downs is coming to an end in about a week, and according to organizers, it’s been a successful run with zero horse accidents and zero horse fatalities this year. Aside from a couple of bruised jockies, it’s been much different than the injuries from past downs. In … Continue reading »

Organizers Gear Up For Grants Pass Downs

By Christy Lewis GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Saturday is the kickoff for the Grants Pass Downs and organizers are getting geared up. As horse trainers arrive, crews are making sure the track is well manicured. Dozens of horses are already on site, eating carrots and gearing up. Fairground officials say they expect a big turnout … Continue reading »