Emerald Downs horse-racing track in Auburn announced its stakes-race schedule Saturday.

Included in the dates is the running of the 85th running of the $100,000 Longacres Mile, which is Sept. 13.

Emerald Downs announced earlier this month it will open June 22 without spectators, at least initially. The 44-meet schedule will have 16 stake races, which begin Aug. 2. Each Sunday in August will have two $40,000 stake races.

The season concludes Oct. 4 with the $60,000 Gottstein Futurity.


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