Irish Day at Emerald Downs
Galway Irish Crystal MacPherson Trophy 
Joining the MacPherson Family as Honorary Stewards for the main race of the day on Sunday, the $50,000 Kent Stakes, is Sen. Karen Fraser whose father was born in Co. Cork. Sen. Fraser is the Senate Democratic Caucus Chair in Olympia where she has represented the 22nd District for the past 23 years. She has previously served as President of the Washington State Association of Counties and as Mayor of Lacey.

Families welcome - anyone 17 years old and under gets in free at Emerald Downs.

General Parking: FREE. Preferred Parking: $7. Valet Parking: $10.

Normal admission cost: $7. Race programs: $2.50.

For directions to the race track, visit

For Seating and Dining Reservations, call 253-288-7711.

Here's a Wagering Guide for information on how to place a bet, details on the different types of bets, how to read the program, wagering basics, etc.

For more information, visit

Irish Day at the Races is sponsored by the Irish Heritage Club and its affiliated programs:

Ceol Cascadia Irish Music Association; Friends of St. Patrick in Seattle; Irish Network Seattle; Irish Reels Film Festival; Seattle Gaels Gaelic Football, Hurling & Camogie; Seattle Galway Sister City Association; Seattle Irish Immigrant Support; and Tacoma Rangers Hurling & Gaelic Football.