We’re Up To 170!


We still have some openings remaining in the 2017 Emerald Racing Club. As of Wednesday, we were only 30 away from our 200 person limit!

I always wanted to be a bartender and yell, “Last call!”, but this is the next best thing. Tell your family and friends that they still have a chance to be part of the 2017 Emerald Racing Club!

I always notify ERC members of upcoming events, but in case you haven’t heard our orientation will be Sunday, April 9, in the Emerald Room on the 4th floor at Emerald Downs. We’ll begin at 12 noon.

I would also like to invite everyone out for an informal gathering at Emerald Downs on Sunday, March 19.We can watch horses train–both at track level and from my office on the 6th floor–then walk to the stable area and check out the Ross and Puhich barns and perhaps grab some coffee at the Quarter Chute Cafe. It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet people and also introduce you to our trainers for 2017. I was thinking around 8 a.m.

There also is a neat event on Tuesday, March 21 , as the Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center in Redmond hosts its “2-Year-Olds in Training & Horses of Racing Age Sale.” The sale begins at 1 p.m. For more information go to pegasustrainingcenter.com.

We are in the process of acquiring horses for the 2017 Emerald Racing Club, and the goal is to have two horses up and running throughout the season. It’s only 38 days until opening night!

I’ve been sending Debbie Hopkins and Jan Baze updated lists every few days of people ready to get their 2017 WHRC license. Current hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday.

2017 Emerald Racing Club Registration


10 thoughts on “We’re Up To 170!

    • Hi Ed, Your Washington Horse Racing Commission License allows you free admission and preferred parking throughout the season!

  1. We are in, I still have not cashed the check number 102385 from last year…can you just put that toward out 2017 membership?

    Boris Castellanos
    Allegra Properties

    • Hi Boris, I think we can accommodate you. Please call me at (253) 288-7723 and we’ll make it happen. Thanks, Vince

    • Hi Annie, Depending on how many people show up, we can either provide a cart or a bus. Either way you won’t have to walk!

  2. Hi Vince, I sent my form and check in a few weeks ago but have not received confirmation yet. Will I get an email?

    Thanks Loren Saintz


    • Hi Loren, Yes, your check has been processed and you’re in! You know the drill about getting your WHRC license.

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