Emerald Downs

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.Full Story >>
November 14, 2016
Emerald Downs will race 70 days in 2017, from April 8-Sept. 17, the track announced. The race dates were approved Thursday at a Washington Horse Racing Commission meeting.
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 ...
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 ...