Emerald Downs

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Emerald Downs is set to open its 2018 meet on April 22.
The 2018 Emerald Downs stakes schedule looks similar to last year, with a notable scheduling change for the statebred Washington Cup events. The schedule comprises 28 stakes worth a total of $1.45 million during a 67-day meet that opens April 22.Full Story >>
November 15, 2017
Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino announced that their 2018 meet will begin Sunday, April 22 and conclude Sunday, Sept. 30.
August 11, 2017
As Rocco Bowen finishes his stay at Emerald Downs, where he has been the dominant rider during the 2017 season, he would like to wrap things up with a victory in the meet's signature event, the Longacres Mile, with Chief of Staff.
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 ...