The 82nd running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile will be on Aug. 13.
Emerald Downs announced 30 stakes events worth $1,685,000 in purses for its 2017 live racing season that begins April 8.
The majority of stakes are scheduled in the latter half of the 70-day meet, with 13 stakes in August including the 82nd running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile on Aug. 13. The track’s annual centerpiece, the Mile caps a stakes quadruple-header featuring the $65,000 Emerald Distaff for older fillies and mares and a pair of sprints for older horses.
Sundays will feature 27 stakes, beginning with the $50,000 Seattle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies May 7 and concluding with the $65,000 Gottstein Futurity for 2-year-olds Sept. 17.
From July 23 to Aug. 13, championship events will be held in four categories: the $75,000 Washington Oaks, for 3-year-old fillies, July 23; the $75,000 Emerald Downs Derby, for 3-year-olds, July 30; and the Longacres Mile/Emerald Distaff on Aug. 13.
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