Longacres Mile Day
August 13 @ 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
GATES OPEN: 30 minutes prior to first simulcast race | FIRST RACE: 2:00 PM
11 am – 1 pm in the Park FREE to attend with paid General Admission
Interviews with Mile personalities, trivia, prize drawings, food and drink specials
EMERALD DOWNS REWARDS MEMBERS
Swipe your card August 4-12 to receive a voucher for:
- General Admission on August 13
- Rally Package
ENJOY THE LONGACRES MILE DAY BUFFET IN THE RAINIER RESTAURANT:
Carved Prime Rib with Creamy Horseradish • Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon • Mango-Chipotle Chicken Drummies • Pulled Pork Mac n’ Cheese • Chilled Prawns with Cocktail Sauce • Mashed Yukon Potatoes and Gravy • BLT Pasta Salad • Caesar Salad • Buttered Vegetables • Watermelon, Grapes and Berries • Rolls and Butter • Dessert Table • Coffee, Tea, and Ice Tea
(menu subject to change)
Buffet Service 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Adult (11 & up) $29.99 Dining Room • $34.99 Terrace Seating
Children (ages 5-10) $14.50
Toddlers (ages 4 & under) FREE
*Prices do not include admission, tax and gratuity.
RESERVATIONS OPEN SUNDAY, JULY 30 AT 9:00 AM
Box and Reserved Seat (Clubhouse or Grandstand)
Reservations open Sunday, July 30 at 9:00 AM
If you will be visiting Emerald Downs and you will be using Groupons, please print out each Groupon barcode to help speed up your entry.
82nd LONGACRES MILE (G3)
Simply known as The Mile.
Joe Gottstein wanted to put Washington Thoroughbred horse racing on the map. However, he needed a race to accomplish that feat.
In June of 1935, Gottstein made the announcement that Longacres would feature the $10,000 Longacres Mile. The mile was not considered the classic distance. That’s what appealed to Gottstein so much. He knew it took a unique horse to excel at the mile distance. It was too long for sprinters and not long enough for the routers. Go too fast on the lead and you have nothing left in the tank at the end. Wait too long to move and you’ll never catch the leaders.
The Mile was inaugurated with a then unheard of $10,000-added purse and for more than four decades was the richest stakes event in the country at the mile distance. To this day it remains the richest stakes race west of Chicago and north of the Bay Area.