A revised stakes schedule featuring a new date for the Grade 3 Longacres Mile was announced by Emerald Downs Racetrack & Casino in Auburn, Wash.
Sixteen stakes are scheduled at the 44-day meeting, beginning August 2 with a doubleheader for 2-year-olds and concluding October 4 with a tripleheader featuring a pair of Washington Cup events and the championship Gottstein Futurity for 2-year-olds.
The 85th running of the Longacres Mile is Sunday, Sept. 13, a date that also features the Emerald Distaff for older fillies and mares.
The $100,000 Longacres Mile and $60,000 Gottstein Futurity are the richest races of the season.
Fourteen stakes offer $40,000 purses and retain black type status for 2020.
The schedule features six stakes for 3-year-olds and up (three apiece for older horses and older fillies and mares), four stakes for 3-year-olds (two apiece for colts and geldings and fillies) and five for 2-year-olds (two apiece for colts and geldings and fillies, and one open).
The 15 Thoroughbred stakes total $680,000 in purses, while the $40,000 Bank of America Emerald Championship Challenge is offered for Quarter Horses.
Emerald Downs also revised its race dates for 2020, announcing a 44-day meet opening June 22 and continuing through October 4. Initially racing will be conducted without spectators.
REVISED 2020 EMERALD DOWNS STAKES SCHEDULE
16 Stakes: $720,000
Date. . . . . . . .Stakes. . . . . . . .Purse
Sun Aug 2 $40,000 Angie C Stakes (2YO F) 5 ½ F
Sun Aug 2 $40,000 King County Express (2YO CG) 5 ½ F
Sun Aug 9 $40,000 Coca-Cola Stakes (3YO F) 6 ½ F
Sun Aug 9 $40,000 Seattle Slew Stakes (3YO CG) 6 ½ F
Sun Aug 16 $40,000 Mt. Rainier Stakes (3&UP) 6 ½ F
Sun Aug 16 $40,000 Boeing Stakes (3&UP FM) 6 ½ F
Sun Aug 23 $40,000 Bank of America Challenge (3&UP) 440 Y
Sun Aug 30 $40,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes (2YO F) 6 ½ F
Sun Aug 30 $40,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes (2YO CG) 6 ½ F
Sat Sept 5 $40,000 Muckleshoot Derby (3YO) 1 1/16 M
Sun Sept 6 $40,000 Washington Oaks (3YOF) 1 1/16 M
Sun Sept 13 $100,000 Longacres Mile (G3) (3&UP) 1M
Sun Sept 13 $40,000 Emerald Distaff (3&UP FM) 1 1/16 M
Sun Oct 4 $40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic (3&UP WA) 1 1/16 M
Sun Oct 4 $40,000 WA Cup Filly & Mare Stakes (3&UP FM WA) 1 1/16 M
Sun Oct 4 $60,000 Gottstein Futurity (2YO) 1 1/16 M
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