12/22/2014 3:34PM

Emerald gets purse boost for 2015


Daily purse distribution at Emerald Downs will increase approximately 20 percent for the 2015 season, according to a release from the track. Pending approval by the Washington Horse Racing Commission, the meeting will run April 18 through Sept. 27.

The increase is made possible by ongoing purseenhancements from the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, which has provided Emerald Downs with $11,954,825 in purse supplements since 2004, the release said.

In November it was announced that the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe had agreed in principle to acquire Emerald Downs and its assets. The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is expected to obtain the necessary racing license early in 2015.

The Emerald Downs stable area opens Jan. 31, with training beginning Feb. 2.