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Emerald Downs announces Quarter Horse racing

Muckleshoot Tribal Dash/John Deere Bonus Challenge to take place on Saturday, September 25

August 29, 2010     E-mail this page to a friend!

Emerald Downs announced this afternoon that it will host the first Quarter Horse race in the track’s 15-year history on Saturday, September 25.

The $10,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Dash/John Deere Bonus Challenge is an open 350-yard event with a maximum field of 10 horses. The entry fee is $200, with high weights preferred. Weights will be announced after entries close on Wednesday, September 22.

The Bank of America Racing Challenge and Emerald Downs will each contribute $5,000 in purse money, and all entry fees will go to the winner.

The John Deere Bonus Challenge is designed to provide even more racing opportunities for Challenge-enrolled horses at racetracks across the country, and horses entering the race must be enrolled in the Challenge program.

Emerald Downs has been exclusively a Thoroughbred venue since opening in 1996. The Quarter Horse race will be held on the 89th day of the expanded 90-day meeting—the track recently announced it would host a special matinee-racing card on Wednesday, September 22, with first post at 1:00 p.m.