Grants Pass Downs director of communications and marketing Tag Wotherspoon will be the guest Friday when the Mail Tribune's live, unscripted and interactive sports chat returns for an eighth week.

Grants Pass Downs director of communications and marketing Tag Wotherspoon will be the guest Friday when the Mail Tribune's live, unscripted and interactive sports chat returns for an eighth week.

Wotherspoon, a former sports information director at Oregon Tech and Southern Oregon University, is also a well-known radio personality.

He will speak with Mail Tribune sports reporter Dan Jones at noon. Log on to www.mailtribune.com/mtsportschat to watch or participate. We'll take questions and comments live.

The second weekend of racing at Grants Pass Downs will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the track's new surface. The post time is 12:30 p.m Saturday and Sunday. Ten races are scheduled for each day.

Last weekend, Snip N Dale won the co-feature $4,450 Mail Tribune Stakes in record time during the fifth race of the season opener.

In the eighth race, two thoroughbreds suffered fatal injuries.

— Staff reports