Emerald Downs

Emerald Downs ‘Fully Committed’ To 2020 Meet; Dates Remain Uncertain

Emerald Downs will not begin its 25th season on April 18 as scheduled, but track officials told the Kent Reporter they are “fully committed” to offering live racing there sometime this year. Many employees at the track have been furloughed, though the property has remained open for training for the 532 horses on its grounds. […]

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Journeyman Gary Wales ‘Took A Shot’ By Moving To Tampa, Has Been Rewarded

The SenÞor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month, Gary Wales, wasn’t born when rock-and-roll legend Janis Joplin’s version of “Me and Bobby McGee” spoke to a generation of young people searching for truth and meaning almost 50 years ago. But a snippet from the late musician’s best-known song can easily be applied to the […]

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Training Hours Resume At Emerald Downs Ahead Of 2020 Racing Season

Over 150 horses were on the grounds Monday as Thoroughbreds began training for the 2020 live racing season at Emerald Downs. A familiar white face was the first horse on the track as Barkley jogged a mile under Jennifer Whitaker at 8 a.m. sharp. Winner of the 2018 Longacres Mile, the 7-year-old chestnut is 10 […]

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Emerald Downs Announces 2020 Stakes Schedule Worth $1.5 Million

Emerald Downs Racetrack & Casino has announced 28 stakes events worth an aggregate $1,515,000 in purses for its 2020 live racing season that begins Saturday, April 18. The 85th renewal of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Sunday, August 9—earliest date ever for the Northwest’s premier race—anchors the second annual Championship Sunday featuring stakes races […]

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Emerald Downs Unveils Schedule For 25th Racing Season; Opening Day April 18

Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino has announced a 63-day live racing season in 2020, with opening day Saturday, April 18 and continuing through Sunday, September 20. The 2020 race dates were approved at the Washington Horse Racing Commission monthly meeting Friday at Auburn City Hall. Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino, which is owned by the […]

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Anyportinastorm, No Talking Back Honored At End Of Emerald Downs Meeting

Anyportinastorm, No Talking Back, Frank Lucarelli and Gary Wales all took down multiple awards Sunday as the curtain closed on the 24th season of live racing at Emerald Downs. Peter Redekop’s Anyportinastorm, a 5-year-old Florida-bred that ran meet-fastest time at 6 and 6 ½ furlongs while winning the Governor’s Stakes and Budweiser Stakes, was voted […]

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Juvenile Race Home Dominates Emerald’s Gottstein Futurity

Race Home unleashed a furious rally and scored a four-length victory over Unmachable in the $100,000 Gottstein Futurity on closing day at Emerald Downs. With Kevin Krigger riding at 120 lbs, Race Home ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.18 on a wet-fast track and paid $13.80, $6.60 and $5.40. Manny Ortiz is the winning trainer […]

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Thoroughbred Newcomer Chad Christensen Sets Single-Season Win Record At Emerald

Pure Pursuit and Diction both scored victories Friday and Chad Christensen set the single-season record for most wins by an owner at Emerald Downs. Christensen now has 28 wins this season, breaking the previous mark of 27 set by Swag Stables in 2009. A newcomer to the sport, Christensen claimed his first horse toward the […]

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Trainer Frank Lucarelli Saddles First Five Winners On Saturday’s Card At Emerald

Trainer Frank Lucarelli added another chapter to his record-breaking season Saturday evening at Emerald Downs. Lucarelli swept the first five races on an eight-race card while breaking the single-season record for most wins at Emerald Downs with 67. Gentle Prince and jockey Javier Matias capped the remarkable run with a narrow victory in race five, […]

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