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Emerald Downs

2300 Emerald Downs Drive

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.


fluffy obedoza

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Tagged along with the spouse on a Tuesday evening where, along with his other co-workers, they celebrated years of service with their employer. It was a private gathering of a small group of people and it would have been different during (ordinary) racing days. There was a bar on the 4th floor, the food served was delicious and the service staff were nice, the ambience was great. Good food with good company! Looking forward to visiting the tracks again. It was my first time, hope it won' t be the last.

Eve Tien

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
This is always a fairly good place to come. The fireworks special for the fourth of July is always great. The atmosphere is family friendly, and usually the jockeys are great about giving high fives to the kids who are close. Seating is limited and if you plan on coming for a big event night, get there early. The parking lots fill up quick, but they have shuttle buses that one can take to the gate and back. Generally beer is cheap but food is a bit expensive.

Stefanie Cruz

Saturday, May 26, 2018
I went to see the exotic races, super crowded. The parking was horrible, but I'm guessing on a regular day, there is plenty of parking. They have at least five parking lots. As a women, I would recommend the bathrooms upstairs. They are less crowded compared to the bottom bathrooms. The food was pretty good, they had food trucks at the time. They have a cute gift shop. I think it's a fun place even though the day I went, again super crowded for the exotic races.

Joe Kerr

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Fun environment even if you're not betting. Prices on beer vary but a good selection on each floor. Good food. Great place to bring kids to see the horses and even pet them. Tons of parking. Plenty of tv screens so you don't mess out on any sports.

Ariel Jensen

Thursday, July 5, 2018
I got a discount pass for July 3 on Groupon. It was a great deal which included admission ($10 value), a brochure ($3 value), and $10 for food, and I was also able to enjoy the fireworks—all for $10 per ticket. I’m not a gambler so I didn’t place any bets, but it was a fun atmosphere and it was cool to observe the horses racing. Not something I would do often, but it’s something I would recommend trying at least once.

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