With paid General Admission, guests are admitted to the facility including the track level apron with free seating, the Park, offering picnic tables and family activities such as bounce houses and pony rides on Family Days; the Paddock, a great place to watch the horses, jockeys, and trainers prepare for the upcoming races; the 3rd level Grandstand and the 5th level Clubhouse reserved seats.
Live racing (Scheduled to start in April, subject to change): $9 or $5 admission with your Emerald Rewards card. This includes access to the first five levels of the grandstand, the Paddock and the Park area.
Simulcast admission (October – April): FREE.
Children 17 and under always admitted FREE, and children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Military personnel with current I.D. always receive FREE admission.
Purchase Tickets Online
Online ticket purchases (seats & admission) are non-refundable
Enjoy the races from the open air box seats. Four-seat and six-seat boxes available. For reservations please contact Customer Service at 253-288-7711.
General Lots: FREE
Preferred Parking: $10
Valet Parking: $15 ($20 Premium Days)
On Premium Days (Opening Day, Kentucky Derby Day, Mother’s Day, Exotic Racing, Bulldog Racing, Father’s Day, Wiener Dog and Wiener Wannabe races Fireworks Spectacular (July 3), T-Rex races, Premio Esmeralda, Corgi Races, Championship Sunday) Preferred Parking will be $10 and Valet Parking will be $20. Does not apply to Elysian Turf Club Members.
Preferred Parking Punch Cards are FREE. Every 5 punches receive 1 FREE Preferred Parking, which is valid on Premium Days. For more information, please contact the Parking Department.
Emerald Downs Shuttle Service from the Auburn Station
Patrons With Disabilities
We provide accessible parking in Lot 3, immediately north of the Grandstand, on a first come, first served basis. Accessible transportation includes a van with wheelchair access from our main lot.
Seating areas offer accessible options. For specific information contact Customer Service at 253-288-7711.
Service Dogs are welcome with vest
A limited number of free loaner wheelchairs are available from the Security department on a first come, first served basis for use during the live race day only. For details on availability, please call the Security office at 253-288-7777.
Saturday Morning Tours
Want to see behind the scenes? Emerald Downs offers tours of the stable area on Saturday mornings at 11 am. If you would like to reserve a spot on our tour, please call Customer Service at 253-288-7711. Tour may be unavailable depending on our event schedule, so please call ahead!
Lost and Found
Lost something while at the track, or need to turn in a found item? Contact our Security Office at 253-288-7777 for Lost and Found.
Rules & Regulations
For the safety of patrons and horses, we ask that you please observe the following rules and regulations when visiting Emerald Downs:
Alcohol: No alcoholic beverages or glass containers may be brought to any area of the racetrack including parking areas.
Other Food and Beverages: You are welcome to bring personal food and non-alcoholic beverages to the racetrack. No glass containers are permitted and all beverages must be factory sealed. Small, hand-held coolers that fit easily under the stadium seats are permitted on the Track Level (2nd floor), Grandstand Level (3rd floor) and in the Park. No coolers or outside food allowed above the 3rd floor. Barbecues or grills are not allowed in any area.
We ask that you avoid bringing any objects that are likely to frighten the horses. The following items are prohibited: Balloons, balls, frisbees, tents, awnings, whistles or other noise-making devices, large umbrellas and drones.
Smoking: Smoking is permitted in designated areas only on Track Level, the Park, and north end balconies on levels 3 and 5.