Emerald Downs is a 167-acre thoroughbred horse race track in Auburn, Washington, south of Seattle. From April through September of each year, you can watch exciting horse races in the six-level, state of the art facility with excellent view overlooking the one-mile racetrack at Emerald Downs.
Emerald Downs hosts the Longacres Mile, which is the highest stakes race in the Pacific Northwest. The Mt. Rainier Breeders' Cup, the Gottstein Futurity, and other major horse races are also held here.
As you would expect, there is a lot of betting that goes on at Emerald Downs, and exotic wagers have now become a more popular way to place bets at horse races. This style of betting was once a small part of the wagers that went on a horse race tracks, but it is now one of the most popular types of bet at a horse race at Emerald Downs. Exotic wagers allow you to place a bet on two or more races or horses, reducing the risk and cost of betting.
Aside from the stands from which you can see the horse race, there are other amenities at Emerald Downs that are good to know about if you"re a first time visitor. On the fifth floor, there is a clubhouse with a restaurant, and reserved seating indoors. There is also an even more exclusive club, called the Turf Club, and you can enjoy the use of a separate dining room and onsite tellers for placing your bets.
The third floor, or the grandstand level, has outdoor box seating, and these can be purchased by the day or for the entire season. The outdoor reserved Grandstand seating will cost you $2 extra per seat to watch the horse races from this section.
The second floor is the called the Track level, and this is where most of the spectators will be seated. You can sit anywhere you want in this section since it is first come, first serve, and these seats are included in the cost of your ticket.
Visitors to the Pacific Northwest who want to visit one of the premiere horse race tracks in the country with the backdrop of Mount Rainier should visit Emerald Downs for an enjoyable day of horse racing.