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Emerald Downs

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An Evening at Emerald Downs

What To Know Northwest

One of the jewels of the Northwest is the Emerald Downs Racetrack. Situated in Auburn, Washington, with an amazing view of Mt. Rainier, it's a really fun place to spend an evening or sunny Saturday with friends and family. The good folks of Emerald Downs gave us amazing access to record a podcast episode there: we met the horses, talked with an amazing jockey, and heard the dulcet tones of the race announcer up-close.  Have a listen, then visit the Downs for their annual Longacres Mile — the most prestigious horse race in the area — or the wiener-dog races, if dachshunds (and wiener wanna-bes) are more your style! There's plenty for the whole family to enjoy, and who knows? You could just leave with more $ than you had when you walked in! Also, don't forget to check out the Horse Racing NW podcast with Vince Bruun and Joe Withee for all the latest goings on at Emerald Downs! This podcast is sponsored by Insure the Pacific Northwest. Contact Sean at sean@sfcrowder.com for more information about the podcast or to ask about your insurance needs. Our theme music is by Darren Hart of Magik Mountain. This podcast is produced by Audiotocracy podcast production.


14 Aug 2021

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Joe Withee on Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs this weekend, Bob Rondeau's entry in the race

Puck & Jim Show

Joe Withee of Emerald Downs joins Jason Puckett to preview the Longacres Mile this weekend at the track, reminiscing through all the years of the race, former UW broadcaster Bob Rondeau having a horse in the race.


13 Aug 2021

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Episode 49: Belmont Oaks/Derby and Emerald Downs races

Horse Racing Banter

Review of week in racing and look at weekend races at Belmont and Emerald Downs


10 Jul 2021

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Episode 46: Royal Ascot, Santa Anita closing weekend picks, and Emerald Downs Sunday races

Horse Racing Banter

Review of racing at Royal Ascot and picks for the Santa Anita closing weekend, and Emerald Downs Sunday racing.


18 Jun 2021

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Getting to know Emerald Downs Track Announcer Tom Harris (@AnnouncerTom)

The And Away They Joe Show for Horse Racing

In this episode, we had a chat with Track Announcer Tom Harris who calls the races at Emerald Downs in Washington. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/andawaytheyjoe/support


11 Jun 2021

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Stakes races begin at Emerald Downs! Episode #10

Horse Racing NW

Emerald Downs presents 10-race cards on Wednesday and Thursday with Thursday featuring the meeting's first two stakes races - Angie C and King County Express. Randy Goulding of DRF speaks to Hastings invaders in each EmD stakes race while WTBOA President Dana Halvorson informs of a great catalog of yearlings and broodmares in the August 18 WTBOA Sale.


28 Jul 2020

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Highlights from Week #2 at Emerald Downs & Guest John Lindley! Episode #7

Horse Racing NW

This show has a preview of week #3 and review of week #2 in the new season at Emerald Downs. John Lindley guests, he is the author of "Parkers" tip sheet and also in charge of the free handicapping supplement "Trip Notes", available in the racing section at emeralddowns.com. Send in trivia answer to trivia@emeralddowns.com.


7 Jul 2020

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Furness H1 - Phil Ziegler on return of racing at Emerald Downs / Positive tests lead to withdrawls for PGA Tour

The Ian Furness Show

Emerald Downs president Phil Ziegler joins Ian Furness to talk about the first day of live racing back at the race track this season since operations were shut down due to coronavirus. While fans are still not allowed, Ziegler discusses how to follow along with the racing action. And a handful of positive tests for COVID-19 have led to a handful of players pulling out of this week's Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour.


24 Jun 2020

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Emerald Downs 25th Opening Day! Episode #5

Horse Racing NW

A look at Wednesday and Thursday's first two cards by Morning-Line price maker Vince Bruun and Joe Withee. New 15% Superfecta takeout figures to be popular with excellent field size over the two, 10-race cards. We catch up with defending jockey champion Gary Wales and talk about the upcoming season.


23 Jun 2020

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Softy and Dick H1 - Reflecting on Seahawks / Does the Pac-12 have a future? / Plans for racing to start at Emerald Downs

Dave 'Softy' Mahler and Dick Fain

Piggybacking on Ian Furness' thoughts, Dick and Softy do some more discussion of the Seahawks schedule. Does the Pac-12 have a future? Peter Burns of ESPN doesn't think so. Also, Emerald Downs has a date to start local racing as sports try to find a way back to action.


9 May 2020