The Emerald Downs Racetrack & On line casino in Auburn has introduced a revised stakes schedule that includes a brand new date for the Grade Three Longacres Mile.
Sixteen stakes are scheduled on the 44-day assembly, starting Aug. 2 with a doubleheader for 2-year-olds and concluding Oct. Four with a triple-header that includes a pair of Washington Cup occasions and the championship Gottstein Futurity for 2-year-olds.
The 85th operating of the Longacres Mile is Sunday, Sept. 13, a date that additionally options the Emerald Distaff for older fillies and mares. The $100,000 Longacres Mile and $60,000 Gottstein Futurity are the richest races of the season.
Emerald Downs is scheduled to open June 22 with no followers in attendance. Initially races will probably be performed each Monday and Tuesday. Followers will be capable of guess from residence on the web. Racing was initially scheduled to start on April 18. Horses have been in coaching since Feb. 1.
Horse racing with out public participation is included in Section Three of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start Washington” plan. Upon coming into Section 4, racing will open to the general public and Emerald Downs will return to a standard weekend race schedule.
The schedule options six stakes for 3-year-olds and up (three apiece for older horses and older fillies and mares), 4 stakes for 3-year-olds (two apiece for colts and geldings and fillies) and 5 for 2-year-olds (two apiece for colts and geldings and fillies, and one open).
The 15 Thoroughbred stakes complete $680,000 in purses, whereas the $40,000 Bank of America Emerald Championship Problem is obtainable for Quarter Horses. Fourteen stakes races are $40,000 purses.
Emerald Downs additionally revised its race dates for 2020, asserting a 44-day meet opening June 22 and persevering with by way of Oct. 4.
Revised 2020 Emerald Downs stakes schedule
(16 Stakes: $720,000)
Solar Aug 2 $40,000 Angie C Stakes (2YO F) 5 ½ F
Solar Aug 2 $40,000 King County Categorical (2YO CG) 5 ½ F
Solar Aug 9 $40,000 Coca-Cola Stakes (3YO F) 6 ½ F
Solar Aug 9 $40,000 Seattle Slew Stakes (3YO CG) 6 ½ F
Solar Aug 16 $40,000 Mt. Rainier Stakes (3&UP) 6 ½ F
Solar Aug 16 $40,000 Boeing Stakes (3&UP FM) 6 ½ F
Solar Aug 23 $40,000 Bank of America Problem (3&UP) 440 Y
Solar Aug 30 $40,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes (2YO F) 6 ½ F
Solar Aug 30 $40,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes (2YO CG) 6 ½ F
Sat Sept 5 $40,000 Muckleshoot Derby (3YO) 1 1/16 M
Solar Sept 6 $40,000 Washington Oaks (3YOF) 1 1/16 M
Solar Sept 13 $100,000 Longacres Mile (G3) (3&UP) 1M
Solar Sept 13 $40,000 Emerald Distaff (3&UP FM) 1 1/16 M
Solar Oct 4 $40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Basic (3&UP WA) 1 1/16 M
Solar Oct 4 $40,000 WA Cup Filly & Mare Stakes (3&UP FM WA) 1 1/16 M
Solar Oct 4 $60,000 Gottstein Futurity (2YO) 1 1/16 M
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