91-Day Meet at Emerald Downs Approved

The Washington Horse Racing Commission approved a 91-day season of live racing for Emerald Downs in 2009 at its Dec. 11 meeting.
 
Opening day will be April 17, with closing day on Sept. 27. Racing will be Friday through Sunday in the first six weeks of the season, and Thursday through Sunday beginning the week of May 28. Special holiday racing will be offered Memorial Day (May 25) and Labor Day (Sept. 7).
 
Post time is 6 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. weekends and holidays.
 
The 2009 Emerald Downs stakes schedule, featuring the 74th running of the Longacres Mile (gr. III), will be announced in January.

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