Main Track: One Mile, oval.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 990 feet.
Weekdays – 6:00 p.m.
Weekends & holidays – 2:00 p.m.
Exotic Wagering Format
$2. Daily Double on first, second and last two races.
$1. Exacta on all races.
$1. Trifectas on all races with six or more betting interests.
$1. Pick 4 on last 4 live races.
$1. “Rolling” Pick 3 on 1 through 7 races.
$1. Superfecta on all races with 8 or more betting interests.
Win, place, and show: 16.1%
All other exotic wagering: 22.1%
Emerald Downs Thoroughbred Racetrack
2300 Emerald Downs Drive
Auburn, Washington 98001
Telephone: Main (253) 288-7000
Racing Office (253) 288-7755
Emerald Downs opened as Longacres back in 1932, but became the new and improved venue in 1996. It consists of a one-mile dirt oval.
The Washington State track’s biggest race is the Longacres Mile Handicap, a Grade three event founded by Joe Gottstein in 1935 to highlight mile runners.
The inaugural running of the Longacres Mile featured a New Orleans horse named Biff, who was the grandson of legendary Man O’ War. Though favored, he was beaten by 20-1 longshot Coldwater in that first running of the race.
Emerald Downs was the first track on the West Coast based on pari-mutuel wagering.
Emerald Downs Stakes Race schedule Date Stakes Race(s) Grade 5/6/07 Seattle Handicap 5/12/07 US Bank Stakes 5/13/07 Auburn Stakes 5/20/07 Hastings Park Handicap 5/28/07 FSN Handicap 6/2/07 Federal Way Handicap 6/3/07 Pepsi-Cola Handicap 6/10/07 Washington State Legislators Stakes 6/17/07 Budweiser Emerald Handicap 6/24/07 Irish Day Handicap 7/1/07 Tacoma Handicap 7/4/07 King County Handicap 7/15/07 Angie C. Stakes 7/21/07 Premio Esmeralda Stakes 7/22/07 Kent Handicap 7/28/07 Boeing Handicap 7/29/07 Governor's Handicap 7/29/07 Mt. Rainier Breeders' Cup Handicap 8/5/07 Seattle Slew Handicap 8/11/07 NWSS Knights Choice Stakes 8/12/07 NWSS Strong Ruler Stakes 8/18/07 Washington Breeders' Cup Oaks 8/19/07 Longacres Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes Grade 3 8/19/07 Emerald Breeders' Cup Distaff Stakes 9/1/07 W.T.B.A. Lads Stakes 9/2/07 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes 9/3/07 Emerald Downs Breeders' Cup Derby 9/16/07 Diane Kem Stakes 9/16/07 Belle Roberts Stakes 9/16/07 Captain Condo Stakes 9/16/07 Trooper Seven Stakes 9/16/07 Chinook Pass Sprint Stakes 9/16/07 John and Kitty Fletcher Stakes 9/16/07 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic Stakes 9/29/07 Gottstein Futurity