Emerald Downs

Jim Penney, one of the all-time leading trainers in Washington, died Wednesday at his home in Edgewood, Wash. Penney, 82, was part of the Washington Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 2003.Full Story >>
January 24, 2017
Emerald Downs will run 30 stakes worth $1,685,000 in purses during its 2017 racing season, which runs from April 8 through Sept. 17.
Emerald Downs has announced it will offer $475,000 in incentives for horsemen during its upcoming 70-day meet, which runs April 8 through Sept. 17.
July 20, 2016
A few hours after The Chilli Man was euthanized, his trainer, Monique Snowden, apparently drove to the rugged Green River Gorge north of the town of Enumclaw, walked to the middle of the bridge spanning the chasm, and jumped to her death.
June 24, 2016
Trainer Mike Puhich ran Profound Moment for a $25,000 claiming tag in her debut on May 7 at Emerald Downs, not quite sure how good she was. In fact, she was good enough to win by 13 lengths, at which point Puhich held his breath until he was sure no ...
August 12, 2015
Nobody east of the Sawtooth Range sets their clock by the Emerald Downs Derby, and that’s okay. The $65,000 purse is basically what American Pharoah gets in tip money after a routine gallop. Then a colt like Prime Engine comes along and wins it in a ...
April 22, 2015
Monday morning headlines about a milestone victory by Joe Steiner and a frightening training spill involving Dennis Carr served as fitting background to the announcement that Chris Antley was among four new individuals entering the Thoroughbred racing ...
March 04, 2014
Track information and 28-race stakes schedule for the 2016 Emerald Downs meeting, highlighted by the 81st running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Longacres Mile on August 14.
August 17, 2012
For someone like trainer Mike Puhich, steeped in the traditions of the Northwest, there is the Longacres Mile, and then all the rest.

April 13, 2012
As the man synonymous with Emerald Downs, Ron Crockett may not be the absolute last of the independent racetrack operators, but he is the only one doing business at a track of regional significance without an onsite revenue stream from a room full of ...