2014 Live Racing Season runs April 12 - September 28
First Race Fridays: 6:45pm, Weekends & Holidays: 2pm
Gates open by 9am most mornings to accommodate simulcast racing.
Emerald Downs is the Northwest's premier Thoroughbred racing facility. Nestled in the Green River Valley in the shadow of majestic Mount Rainier, Emerald Downs is home to the Seattle-area's only professional equine athletes. The beauty and tradition of the Sport of Kings in the Seattle-area dates back to the early 1900s. Emerald Downs open its doors June 20, 1996 and continues to feature live racing every April - September.
A day at the races comes in many forms. You can simply pay admission and hang out on Track Level with your friends or bring a blanket or folding chairs and hang out in the Park. If you want to have a "home base" at the track, reserve a seat in the Grandstand or a table in the Rainier Restaurant. If you have a group of 15 or more, let our Group Sales department customize your day.
Whatever you hope for your day at the races, you can achieve it at Emerald Downs. For more information on your options, call our Customer Service Department at 253-288-7711, or Group Sales at 253-288-7700. See you at the races!
During live racing (April - Sept.), $7.00* admission includes access to the first five levels of the stadium, the Paddock and Park. Kids 17 and under get in FREE and kids 13 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Military personnel with current I.D. receive FREE admission.
Simulcast admission is $3 and $2 with Emerald Rewards Card.
*Admission is $5.00 with Emerald Rewards Card.
Preferred Parking is $7.00 and Valet Parking is $10.00. Parking in the general lot is FREE.
On Premium Days (Opening Day 4/12, Derby Day 5/3, Mother's Day 5/11, Father's Day 6/15, July 3, Mile Day 8/24), Preferred Parking will be $10 and Valet Parking will be $20. Does not apply to Redhook Turf Club Members.
PREFERRED PARKING PUNCH CARDS are distributed for FREE. Every 5 punches receives 1 FREE Preferred Parking. Valid on Premium Days. For more information, email Parking.
Gates open 30 minutes prior to first simulcast race each day.
You must be 18+ to wager.
EmD Shuttle Service from the Auburn Station
Please note: no glass bottles, open containers or alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the property. For more info on Emerald Downs rules and regulations, please click here.