September 2022 – May 2023

Simulcasting is Free every day on the 5th floor. Gates open 30 minutes before first simulcast race.

Emerald Downs Ticketing & Admission Information


ADULT TICKET PRICES: $10 per person now includes general admission and a Race Program. Emerald Rewards Players can have their card swiped for 100 points for admission. Friday nights admission will be $5.

ADULT TICKET AND RESERVED GRANDSTAND SEAT: $13 per person includes general admission, a Race Program, and a reserved grandstand seat. (On regular days)

YOUTH TICKETS: $5 for ages 5-17. ($8 includes a reserved seat for a child). Ages 4 and under receive free admission and do not require a ticket.

PARKING: Free general parking.  $10 Preferred parking available (Saturday & Sunday).

SHUTTLE BUS: Only on Live Race Days. Friday: Leaves Auburn Train Station 6:30 PM and every hour. Saturday & Sunday: eaves Auburn Train Station 1:30 PM and every hour.

ADMISSION POLICIES: No outside food or beverages permitted with the exception of a sealed 32 oz bottle of water or smaller per person.

NO WEAPONS: No firearms or weapons permitted on the Emerald Downs property.

SEATING: General admission bench and table seating is available throughout the track. Picnic tables and Umbrella tables located on the track apron are also available.

SMOKING: Smoking is only allowed in the Park area (north of the grandstand & paddock area) and on grandstand balconies.

FOOD & BEVERAGE/CONCESSIONS: All bars and concessions are cashless with the exception of Quick Pix Cafe on Floor 5. If you do not have a debit or credit card you may purchase a gift card at Customer Service on track level or Floor 5. Dining options

GIFT CARDS: May be purchased at Customer Service on track level or Floor 5. These cards can be replenished at any Customer Service location. Gift cards can be used at any concession or beer stands throughout the facility.

WAGERING: Wagering machines for betting are available with a teller and self-service machines are available on all floors.

RACING FORMS: Daily Racing Forms and simulcast programs will be sold at customer service.

GIFT SHOP: The Gift Shop is open on track level.

ARCADE: The Arcade will be open and is located under the grandstand on the south end.

5th FLOOR DINING TABLES: All Rainier Dining tables will be open on Floor 5. Each table has a television monitor. These will be first come, first served on each race day. There will be no dining service. You may order food and beverages at any concession stand including Quick Pix and bring them to your table. Other tables on the 5th floor are also available first come, first served.

RESERVED BOX SEATS: Boxes (Four and six seats) will be sold by calling customer service at 253-288-7711. Box Seats are available on Floors 3 & 5.

SUITES: There are four suites available each race day and the Trackside Pavilion. Please call  253-288-7700 if you are interested. The suites are the Mountain View, Derby, Preakness and Belmont all located on the 6th floor with a terrific view of the racetrack. More info


HORSEMEN: All WHRC current license holders and WTBOA members may enter for free and may also bring one adult guest and two youths. Horsemen can simply show their WHRC license at the front gates.

SIMULCASTING: Watch & wager on tracks from coast to coast every everyday on Floor 5. Admission is Free except during live racing hours. On race days we begin charging admission two hours prior to the first live race of the day.  Gates open 30 minutes prior to the first simulcast race of the day.