Emerald Downs announces 2012 race dates

Emerald Downs announces 2012 race dates

Release courtesy of Emerald Downs and Vince Bruun 



            AUBURN, Wash. (Jan. 13, 2012) – The Washington Horse Racing Commission has approved an 81-day race meeting at Emerald Downs in 2012.

            The season is similar to last year’s, with opening night Friday, April 13 and closing day Sunday, Sept. 23. Racing will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday racing added for six consecutive weeks beginning July 19. Holiday racing will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, and Labor Day, Monday Sept. 3. The annual Fireworks Spectacular will follow the races on Tuesday, July 3.

             Post times will remain 6 p.m. on week nights and 2 p.m. weekends and holidays. The stakes schedule including the 77th running of the Longacres Mile (G3) will be announced in February.  Training begins Wednesday, Feb. 1.

            The 2012 meeting will be the 17th season of live racing at Emerald Downs. The track opened June 20, 1996. 

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