Emerald Downs Announces Dates for 2010 Meet

15th season at Emerald Downs set to begin on April 9.

The 75th running of the $250,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) will highlight an 89-day race meeting at Emerald Downs this year.

Racing at Emerald Downs will begin April 9, and will continue through Sept. 26, pending approval by the Washington Horse Racing Commission. This will be the 15th season of racing at Emerald Downs.

Racing will be held Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with Thursday racing beginning June 10 and continuing through Aug. 26. Holiday racing will be held on Memorial Day, May 18, and Labor Day, Sept. 6.

The Longacres Mile, the richest race in the Northwest, is set for Aug. 22.

The Emerald Downs stable area opens Jan. 29, with training beginning Feb. 1.