Keyword: Emerald Downs

  • Mario Gutierrez

    Gutierrez Moving to Hastings for Summer

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winning jockey Mario Gutierrez returns to Emerald Downs for the $50,000 Kent Handicap July 15, then plans to ride for the remainder of the summer at Hastings Racecourse.

  • Emerald Downs Hikes Overnight Purses 5%

    Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash., has announced a 5% increase in overnight purses effective July 3. The increase, which does not affect the track's stakes, is retroactive to the April 13 opening day of the meet.

  • Hamamura, Northwest Photographer, Dies at 57

    Emerald Downs plans to name a race during its 2011 meet in honor of Duane Hamamura, for over three decades one of the most prominent equine photographers in Washington state who died suddenly Jan. 29 of natural causes.

  • Emerald Downs Prepares for Regional Floods

    Emerald Downs is on alert this winter for possible flooding in the Green River Valley, and has outlined procedures to ensure the safety of employees, patrons and horses.

  • Washington Yearling Sale Set for Sept. 8

    The 43rd annual Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association's summer yearling auction will be held Sept. 8, beginning at 1 p.m. (PDT) at the Morris Alhadeff Sales Pavilion at Emerald Downs. There are 179 horses in the catalog and in addition to yearlings with Washington pedigrees, they include offerings from Kentucky, California, Oregon, and Canada.

  • Kathy Walsh

    Kathy Walsh to Enter Washington Hall of Fame

    Kathy Walsh, one of the nation's most successful woman trainers, has been voted into the Washington Racing Hall of Fame for 2009. Jockey Lennie Knowles, 1961 Longacres Mile winner Sparrow Castle, and breeders Wilbur and Marianne Stadelman will join Walsh Sept. 13 at Emerald Downs.

  • Assessment Captures Longacres Mile

    Tice Ranch Stables' Assessment overcame the unenviable 12 post and took advantage of a hot pace to win the $294,375 Longacres Mile (gr. III) Aug. 16, handing trainer Howard Belvoir his second straight victory in Emerald Downs' most prestigious event.

  • Awesome Gem is the 2-1 favorite in the Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs.

    Awesome Gem Favored For Longacres Mile

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Awesome Gem, graded stakes-placed eight times in his career but with only a single blacktype victory, will look to shed his bridesmaid status when he takes on 11 rivals in the Emerald Downs' signature race -- the $300,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) on Aug. 16.

  • Emerald Downs, Jockeys to Assist PDJF

    Emerald Downs and its jockey colony will recognize recently injured jockey Rene Douglas and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund June 6, Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day.

  • 'Pacific Challenge' to Launch This Year

    For the first time, Washington-breds and British Columbia-breds will compete against each other in the BC Cup at Hastings Racecourse and the Washington Cup at Emerald Downs. Three races at each track have been opened to include horses bred in Washington and British Columbia, Canada.

  • TVG to Boost Japanese Racing Coverage

    TVG, in partnership with Emerald Downs, is expanding its coverage of horse racing from Japan for the fifth consecutive year to include 18 group I races, the most ever televised by TVG.

  • Wasserman Named WA Horse of the Year

    Howard Belvoir's 2008 Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) winner Wasserman took home honors as Washington horse of the year, champion handicap male, and sprinter at the Washington Thoroughbred Champions Breeders and Owners Annual Awards Banquet held at Emerald Downs Feb. 14.

  • Emerald Downs Open for Training

    Wasserman and The Great Face, the last two winners of the Longacres Mile (gr. III), were on the track Feb 2 as Emerald Downs opened for training in advance of the 2009 racing season.

  • 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.

  • Washington Cup VI Set for Sunday

    Washington-breds will be out in force Sept. 14 at Emerald Downs as the track features Washington Cup VI -- a series of seven races worth $350,000 in purses.

  • Seattle Turf Writer Dennis Dodge Dies

    Dennis Dodge, 62, the longtime Daily Racing Form columnist/handicapper in the Northwest, died suddenly on the evening of Sept. 9 due to an apparent heart failure in Seattle.

  • Cherokee Run Filly Tops WTBA Sale

    A Cherokee Run filly sold for $92,000 to top the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association yearling sale Sept. 2 at the Morris J. Alhadeff Sales Pavilion at Emerald Downs.

  • Local Hero Wasserman Wins Longacres Mile

    It was a great day for Washington racing and breeding, as fan favorite Wasserman defeated Canadian invader True Metropolitan and Southern California-based favorite Tropic Storm in a three-horse blanket finish in the $300,000 Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) at Emerald Downs Aug. 17.

  • Two-time Sovereign Award winner True Metropolitan is the highweight in the Longacres Mile.

    Tropic Storm Favored in Longacres Mile

    California shipper Tropic Storm, graded stakes-placed in his last two efforts, was installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $300,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) Aug. 17 at Emerald Downs.

  • Emerald Downs to Benefit Breast Cancer

    Emerald Downs, a Breeders' Cup Challenge partner, will host a Hats and Heels Day to benefit The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Puget Sound Affiliate on Washington Oaks Day at Emerald Downs, Aug. 16, in advance of the Aug. 17 Longacres Mile, a Breeders' Cup Challenge race.