Coulterberry and jockey Amadeo Perez charge to victory in the $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic in Septemver at Emerald Downs. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO

Coulterberry and jockey Amadeo Perez charge to victory in the $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic in Septemver at Emerald Downs. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO

Emerald Downs announces 2020 race dates; 63-day meet opens April 18

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:07pm
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Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino has announced a 63-day live racing season in 2020, with opening day Saturday, April 18 and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 20.

The Washington Horse Racing Commission approved the dates at its monthly meeting last Friday at Auburn City Hall.

Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino, which is owned by the Muckleshoot Tribe, will be celebrating its 25th season of racing.

Opening Day (Post time 2 p.m.) is the lone racing day opening weekend, followed by Saturday/Sunday racing April 25-26 and May 2-3. Friday night racing begins May 8, continuing through August.

Post times remain similar to last season: 2 p.m. Sundays, 6:50 p.m. Fridays. The first eight Saturdays, April 18 through June 6, feature a 2 p.m. post, while the final 15 Saturdays, June 13 though September 19, feature a 5 p.m. start.

Championship Sunday – featuring four stakes including the 85th Longacres Mile (Grade 3) – is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 9. The complete 2020 stakes schedule will be released in January.

2020 Emerald Downs live racing days

April (3): Saturday, April 18, 2 p.m.; Saturday, April 25, 2 p.m.; Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m.

May (14): Saturday, May 2, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 3, 2 p.m.; Friday, May 8, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, May 9, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 10, 2 p.m.; Friday, May 15, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, May 16, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 17, 2 p.m.; Friday, May 22, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, May 23, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 24, 2 p.m.; Friday May 29, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 31, 2 p.m.

June (12): Friday, June 5, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, June 6, 2 p.m.; Sunday, June 7, 2 p.m.; Friday, June 12, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 5 p.m.; Sunday, June 14, 2 p.m.; Friday, June 19, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, June 20, 5 p.m.; Sunday, June 21, 2 p.m.; Friday, June 26, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, June 27, 5 p.m.; Sunday, June 28, 2 p.m.

July (13): Friday, July 3, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, July 4, 5 p.m.; Sunday, July 5, 2 p.m.; Friday, July 10, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, July 11, 5 p.m.; Sunday, July 12, 2 p.m.; Friday, July 17, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, July 18, 5 p.m.; Sunday, July 19, 2 p.m.; Friday, July 24, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, July 25, 5 p.m.; Sunday, July 26, 2 p.m.; Friday, July 31, 6:50 p.m.

Aug.ust (14): Saturday, Aug. 1, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 7, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 8, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 14, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 15, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 16, 2 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 21, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 22, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 23, 2 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 28, 6:50 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 29, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m.

September (7): Saturday, Sept 5, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 6, 2 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 7, 2 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 12, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 13, 2 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 19, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m.

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