Irish Day at Emerald Downs
Besides spectacular Thoroughbred Racing with the $50,000 Irish Day Handicap, Irish Day also features Irish Food and Drink Specials, Irish Music by Crumac, Irish dancers from Scoil Rince Slieveloughane, Irish Wolfhounds, Free Kids Activities (including Free Pony Rides, Face Painters, Bounce House!), etc.
Galway Irish Crystal MacPherson Trophy 
Joining the MacPherson Family as Honorary Stewards for the main race of the day, the Irish Day Handicap, are Frank & Susan Finneran. Frank is Chairman & CEO of the Washington State Convention and Trade Center while Susan is a Director at The Commerce Bank of Washington.

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 Heritage Players; 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.