08/06/2014 2:26PM

Emerald Downs Derby, Washington Oaks highlight weekend

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AUBURN, Wash. – While there is much racing ahead during a meeting that ends in late September, Emerald Downs will tie a ribbon on its stakes program for 3-year-olds with a pair of races this weekend: the Washington Oaks for fillies Saturday, followed by the Emerald Downs Derby on Sunday. Each race carries a purse of $65,000 and will be contested at 1 1/8 miles.