Emerald Downs President states Horse Racing is Alive and Well

Is Horse Racing Dead?  Not in Washington
“Horse racing might be struggling in many locales, but Emerald Downs in Auburn continued to buck that trend in 2018.
There was a healthy increase in the amount of money bet on races at Emerald Downs, which finished its 67 days of racing for 2018 on Sunday. Attendance was essentially the same after slight growth the past few seasons.
“It was a good year,” said Emerald Downs President Phil Ziegler. “I want to thank the horsemen for supporting the races. We had some really exciting races. I think we are all optimistic.”

Emerald Downs horse racing is thriving

The average daily handle (the amount of money wagered) from all sources was $1.107 million, up 14.5 percent from last year. The amount wagered at the racetrack on Emerald Downs races was up 1.5 percent.
Average attendance was 3,741, Ziegler said, with season highs of about 14,000 on July 3, which featured a fireworks show, and more than …”

Source: Emerald Downs president: ‘We are all optimistic’ after a horse-racing season with increase in daily handle

Emerald Downs opens 70-date horse racing season on April 8, 2017

The Seattle Times — Emerald Downs opens 70-date horse racing season on April 8

The Seattle Times Jockey Mario Gutierrez pulls up after crossing the finish line on Point Piper to win the 81st annual Longacres Mile horse race in one minute, 32.9 seconds, a track record at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Sunday August 14, 2016. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle …

Source: Emerald Downs opens 70-date horse racing season on April 8

Consistent Emerald Downs runner named AGameofSkill Claimer of the Week

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comThe game and consistent mare, Perfect Pie, won the 8th race at Emerald Downs Saturday afternoon to add to her distinguished career in the northwest. The 5 year old stalked the early pacesetters, took control at the top of the stretch and held off a late challenge for her second consecutive victory. The Charlie Stenslie trainee captured the 6 furlong $20,000 claiming event in 1:10.04 and paid $ 3.80 to win. Ridden to victory by Debbie Hoonan, Perfect Pie is owned by the One Horse Will Do Corp. and Tony Loften. Sired by Tale of the Cat, Perfect Pie increased her career bankroll to more than $56,000, has won 8 races and finished in the money 13 of 18 attempts.

— Art Parker