The Washington State Racing Commission office is located next to the Race Office and can be accessed outside the south gate on Emerald Downs Drive. License applications and renewals may be processed at the following times (during live racing):

Wednesday & Thursday: 10am - 1pm
Friday: 1:30pm through last race
Sat., Sun., & Holidays: 9:30am through last race

Pre-Season Commission Office Hours:  Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-3pm

Commission Office Manager: Debbie Hopkins, 253-931-6372

Owners are required to have sufficient funds on account for all jockey fees prior to their race.

The Washington Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association represents all Washington licensed owners and trainers of horses running at Emerald Downs. For further information regarding WHBPA services, please contact Mary Ann O'Connell, Executive Director, or Ron Maus, President at 253-804-6822, or by emailing them at  You can also get more info at the WHBPA Website.

2013 Licensing fees
Association Employee: $27.00
Trainer $93.00
Assistant Trainer Fee: $77.00
Labor and Industry fees apply. Contact Commission Office for details.
Owners Fee: $93.00
Labor and Industry fees apply. Contact Commission Office for details.
Prospective Owners Fee: $93.00
Stable Name License Fee: $61.00
Authorized Agent Fee: $37.00
Apprentice Jockey Fee: $93.00
Jockey Fee: $93.00
Exercise Rider Fee: $93.00
Pony Person Fee: $93.00
Groom Fee: $37.00
Jockey Agent Fee: $93.00
Plater Fee: $137.00
Veterinarian Fee: $137.00
Simulcast Sites Personnel Fee: $27.00

(Above prices include $10 finger-printing fee, which is incurred once per season.)

For questions or comments, you may contact the Washington Horse Racing Commission in Olympia at 360-459-6462.

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