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Emerald Downs releases 75-day meet schedule

Off and running at Emerald Downs: The 2013 meeting – a 75-day live racing season – begins April 19 and closes Sept. 29. - Courtesy photo/Reed Palmer, Emerald Downs
Off and running at Emerald Downs: The 2013 meeting – a 75-day live racing season – begins April 19 and closes Sept. 29.
— image credit: Courtesy photo/Reed Palmer, Emerald Downs

Emerald Downs has announced a 75-day live racing season for 2013, beginning Friday April 19 and closing Sunday, Sept. 29.

The Washington Horse Racing Commission approved the dates at Friday's monthly meeting.

Live racing will be every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with holiday racing on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, and Labor Day, Monday Sept. 3.

The annual Fireworks Spectacular follows the races on Wednesday, July 3.

Post times are 6:45 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. weekends and holidays.

The 78th running of the Longacres Mile (Grade 3), featuring many of the nation's finest middle-distance horses, is set for Sunday, Aug. 18.

The complete stakes schedule will be announced later this month.

The stable area opened last week, allowing horses over 10 weeks to prepare for the 2013 season.

The meeting marks the 18th season of live racing at Emerald Downs. Established in 1996, Emerald Downs attracts more than 400,000 visitors a year, and employs 240 people during non-racing season and 460 during live racing months.

For more information, visit www.emeralddowns.com.

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