WELCOME BACK race fans to the fall 2021 Race meet!

Monday & Tuesday Post time is 5:15PM | SUNDAY Racing 09/26 & 10/17 Post Time is 1:00pm

Join us on Sunday, July 4 at 1:00 pm for the $90,000 Firecracker Futurity! Our 2021 Spring-Summer meet concludes on Tuesday with Fan Appreciation Day!

Post time Monday, 7/5 and Tuesday, 7/6 is 5:15 pm.

Join us Monday, 6/28 and Tuesday, 6/29 as we celebrate our local heroes!

FREE ADMISSION* FOR ALL FIRST RESPONDERS - LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS.

*Only available at the gate.

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HEAT AND WATER POLICY

Purpose

Grants Pass Downs’ highest priority is the safety of both human and equine athletes. Therefore, when conditions of high heat combined with humidity create an unsafe racing environment, Grants Pass Downs will cancel racing to ensure the safety of our horses and riders.

Procedure

Equine veterinarians agree that when the heat index reaches 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher it creates an unsafe environment for racing horses. It is the policy of Grants Pass Downs that whenever the weather in Grants Pass equals or exceeds a heat index of 105 degrees Fahrenheit no races will occur at Grants Pass Downs.
It is Grants Pass Downs’ policy to have water available at strategic locations on the track, in the paddock, and on the backside for horses on race days. In addition misters have been installed in the paddock stalls to cool horses. Grants Pass Downs will also work closely with the Oregon Racing Commission veterinarians to monitor all horses and assure their safety.

heat index CHART

by Temperature (Farenheit) and relative humidity (%)
The heat index is a measure of hot weather ‘feels’ to the body. This table uses relative humidity and air temperature to produce the ‘aparent temperature’ of f the temperature the body “feels” These values are for shady locations only. Exposure to full sunshine can increase heat index by up to 15 degrees farenheit. Also, strong winds, particularly with very hot, dry air can be hazardous as the wind adds heat to the body.

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