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Emerald Downs Facts

  • Where is Emerald Downs? Emerald Downs is located just south of Seattle, in Auburn, WA.
  • How old is Emerald Downs? Emerald Downs opened on June 20, 1996.
  • How long is Emerald Downs? Emerald Downs is a mile long racetrack.
  • When does Emerald Downs race? Emerald Downs races April through September.
  • What races are run at Emerald Downs? Emerald Downs is home to the Longacres Mile, the Pacific Northwest’s only graded stakes race.
  • Who are the most famous horses to run at Emerald Downs? Emerald Downs has hosted popular horses like Awesome Gem, Jersey Town, Wild Wonder and Budroyale, but local Longacres Mile winners Wasserman and Stryker PhD are the hometown heroes.
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Emerald Downs Stakes Schedule

Date Race
Sunday, May 20 Seattle Stakes
Sunday, May 27 Auburn Stakes
Monday May 28 Hastings Stakes
Sunday, June 3 Governor's Stakes
Sunday June 10 Kent Stakes
Saturday, June 16 WA State Legislators Stakes
Sunday, June 17 Coca-Cola Stakes
Sunday, June 24 Budweiser Stakes
Sunday, July 1 Irish Day Stakes
Sunday, July 8 Seattle Slew Stakes
Sunday, July 15 Mt. Rainier Stakes
Sunday, July 15 Boeing Stakes
Sunday, July 15 Angie C Stakes
Sunday, July 15 King County Express
Sunday, July 22 Washington Oaks
Sunday, July 29 Muckleshoot Derby
Sunday, August 12 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes
Sunday, August 12 WTBOA Lads Stakes
Sunday, August 12 Emerald Distaff
Sunday, August 12 Longacres Mile
Sunday, August 26 Bank of America Challenge
Sunday, August 26 WA Cup Sophomore Filly Stakes
Sunday, August 26 WA Cup Sophomore Colt Stakes
Sunday, September 2 WA Cup Juvenile Filly Stakes
Sunday, September 2 WA Cup Juvenile C&G Stakes
Sunday, September 9 The Xpressbet WA Cup Filly & Mare Stakes
Sunday, September 9 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic
Sunday, September 23 Gottstein Futurity
Sunday, September 23 Getaway Stakes

Emerald Downs History

Emerald Downs first opened its doors on June 20, 1996, with the inaugural 100-day meet running through November 4. It replaced Longacres Racetrack in Renton, Washington, which closed in September 1992. Emerald Downs races from mid-April through mid-September.

The Emerald Downs track is a one-mile (1.6 km) oval and is made of geo-textile fabric, washed rock, coarse sand and one-component track material. There is no turf course.

Quarter Horses at Emerald Downs

The first Quarter Horse race in track history was held in 2010. In 2011, Emerald Downs added a major Quarter Horse stakes, the $60,000 Bank of America Emerald Championship Challenge Stakes, run on Labor Day weekend.

The Only Graded Stakes in the Pacific Northwest

Emerald Downs biggest race is the Grade 3 Longacres Mile. The Mile was initially the richest 1 mile race on the country when first run in 1935 with a purse of $10,000.

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