A thunderstorm forced the cancellation of the last race at Emerald Downs the evening of June 20, but did little to spoil the Washington track's 20th anniversary celebration.
Kaabraaj lowered Emerald Down's track record for six furlongs April 23, covering the distance in 1:06.86 in the day's eighth race.
Trainer Tim McCanna picked up the 2,000th victory of his career April 8 at Golden Gate Fields, when Whiskey Prince captured the third race.
Emerald Downs in Washington and Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia, will offer a bonus for horses that sweep the tracks' signature events for 3-year-olds in 2016.
Buoyed by larger fields and increased purses, daily average handle increased 10.7% at the 70-day Emerald Downs' meeting that concluded Sept. 27.
Tested the length of the stretch by Noosito, Stryker Phd showed his mettle with a hard-fought three-quarter length victory in 1:40.75 for 1 1/16 miles.
Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) victress Just Wicked heads a field of eight for the $200,000 Pocahontas (gr. II) Sept. 12 at Churchill Downs, an event that officially launches the 2015-16 Road to the Kentucky Oaks.
Led by an Into Mischief filly sold for $80,000, the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association summer yearling and mixed sale saw increases in gross and average for the fourth straight year.
Stryker Phd closed with a huge rally and soared clear to victory in the $200,000 Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 16 at Emerald Downs, taking his home state's marquee race for a second year in a row.
The 59th annual Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale is slated for Aug. 18.
With two straight stakes wins at Emerald Downs, local star Stryker Phd appears poised to defend his title in the $200,000 Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 16.
Emerald Downs will unveil its new jumbo-sized video screen for its live racing audience July 31.
The 2015 WTBOA summer yearling and mixed sale catalog is now available for viewing at www.wtboa.com.
Grade I winner and Central Kentucky stallion Albertus Maximus had his first winner July 5, when first-time starter My Heart Goes On went gate to wire to win the second race at Emerald Downs.
Washington-based stallion Coast Guard picked up his first winner when Kiss My Lulu won her maiden special weight debut June 27 at Emerald Downs.
American travel website company TripAdvisor has awarded Emerald Downs a 2015 Certificate of Excellence--an award that can only be earned through consistently great reviews on the world's largest travel site.
Outgoing track announcer Robert Geller received the highest honor in Washington racing June 7, his final day at Emerald Downs.
Emerald Downs announced May 25 that 22-year-old Matt Dinerman has been hired as track announcer through the remainder of the 2015 season.
Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced that Robert Geller will succeed Dan Loiselle as Woodbine's new Thoroughbred race caller. He'll call his first race at Woodbine on June 13.
Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. has begun a search for a new track announcer.
Jockey Joe Steiner rode his 1,000th career winner April 19 at Emerald Downs.
The Muckleshoot Tribe March 13 received unanimous approval from the Washington Horse Racing Commission to operate Emerald Downs, the state's premier Thoroughbred racetrack.
Emerald Downs has announced a "Ship and Run Incentive Program" in which out-of-state horses will receive a $400 bonus for their initial start at the Auburn, Wash., track in 2015.
After a sensational 2014 season at Emerald Downs, where he won in a trio of stakes, including the Longacres Mile (gr. III), Mona and Jim Hour's Stryker Phd has garnered honors as Washington's Horse of the Year.
The 2014 Washington champion racehorses and other deserving industry members will be given their due at the annual awards banquet to be held at Emerald Downs Feb. 28.
Nearly 200 horses were on the grounds at Emerald Downs Feb. 2 as Thoroughbreds began training for the 2015 season, which begins April 18 and runs through Sept. 27.
Jerre Paxton, whose Northwest Farms has been a constant and major force in Washington racing and breeding, died of an apparent heart attack the evening of Jan. 25 in Seattle. He was 76.
Emerald Downs has announced several incentives for horsemen for the 70-day meet that runs April 18 through Sept. 27.
Average daily purses at Emerald Downs will see an increase of approximately 20% for the 2015 live racing season at the Auburn, Wash. track.
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe has reached agreement in principle with Northwest Racing Associates to acquire Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash.
Jockey Eliska Kubinova and trainers Alan Bozell and Doris Harwood will receive special awards when Emerald Downs completes its 19th season of Thoroughbred racing over the Sept. 27-28 weekend.
Stopshoppingdebbie, Northwest Farm's undefeated homebred daughter of Curlin, will make her first start outside Washington state when she goes postward in the LA Woman Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 4.
Three winners from last year's Washington Cup Day at Emerald Downs returned with victories on this year's day for state-breds Sept. 7, when an exciting 2-year-old also showcased his talent.
Trainer Larry D. Ross sent out his 1,000th winner Aug. 30 when Just Like Uptown romped to a 6 3/4-length triumph in the fifth race at Emerald Downs.
A yearling by the deceased California sire Tribal Rule was purchased by trainer Mark Glatt for $57,000 to top the Aug. 26 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale.
Northwest Farms' Stopshoppingdebbie remained undefeated in nine career starts after prevailing by a half-length over stablemate Goin to the Window Aug. 24 in the $65,000 Emerald Distaff at Emerald Downs.
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd unleashed his usual rally from far back to post a game half-length victory over Boyett in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) Aug. 24 at Emerald Downs.
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd, a 5-year-old Washington-bred gelding by Bertrando, is the 121-pound highweight and 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Aug. 24 Longacres Mile (gr. III)at Emerald Downs.
The WTBOA summer yearling and mixed sale will be held Aug. 26, the Tuesday after the Longacres Mile (gr. III), at the Morris J. Alhadeff Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash.
Trainer Ben Harris and jockey Ricky Frazier head a stellar group of 2014 Washington Racing Hall of Fame inductees, Emerald Downs announced.
The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association has announced a new Emerald "Buy Here/Win Here" bonus program for WTBOA summer sale yearlings.
First-time starter Forte Feroce seized command at the quarter pole and romped to a clear win in the third race at Emerald Downs June 15, becoming the first winner for Texas-based freshman sire Grasshopper.
Bruce and Cass Maller's Highlander Racing Stables mare E Z Kitty took home 2013 Horse of the Year honors at the Washington champions annual awards banquet held Feb. 22 at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash.
A 29-race stakes schedule featuring the 79th renewal of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III), three stakes double-headers, and Washington Cup XII highlights the 2014 season at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash.
Emerald Downs president Ron Crockett was recognized with the 2013 Paul Allen Sports Citizen Award, one of Seattle's most prestigious honors, on the evening of Jan. 22.
Emerald Downs will offer 75 live racing programs this year from April 12-Sept. 28, primarily on a Friday-through-Sunday schedule.
Racetracks are finding ways to improve the on-track experience for younger fans through social gaming.
Dr. Michael Mason will receive the 2013 White Horse Award for his effort to protect a loose horse and others at Emerald Downs, the Race Track Chaplaincy of America announced Sept. 27.
Jockeys Juan Gutierrez and Anne Sanguinetti, involved in a spill in the 10th and final race at Emerald Downs Sept. 15, are now resting comfortably after sustaining separate injuries resulting from the accident.
Washington's Thoroughbred Showcase--featuring more than 30 former racehorses to prospective new owners--will be held Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion at Emerald Downs.
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