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EmD to unveil big screen on Friday, Scottish Day on Sunday

July 30, 2015     E-mail this page to a friend!

Horse racing has officially hit the big screen at Emerald Downs.

Starting with the eight-race card on Friday, July 31, Emerald Downs will unveil its new jumbo-sized video screen for its live racing audience. Affixed behind the tote board and in front of the grandstand, the 25 by 47-foot video screen can be seen nearly throughout the entire facility. Viewing angles have already been tested from as far as south of the grandstand to more than halfway up the North Park.

Track President Phil Ziegler said the video screen is a “game changer” in how fans watch and enjoy the races at Emerald Downs.

“There are many families that enjoy being by the rail but they couldn't see most of the race,” Ziegler said. “Now they will see all the action plus replays.”

During live racing, Emerald Downs will show its house feed on the video screen, which includes each race and replay, paddock analysis, produced features and horsemen interviews. However, Ziegler expects that there will be several other opportunities that come with the new screen.

In fact on Sunday, Emerald Downs will project a live broadcast of the 47th Running of the $1.75 Million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, listed at 1-to-5 on the morning line, will break from post #4. Post time for the Haskell is at approximately 2:52 p.m. Pacific Time.

Inaugural Scottish Day on Sunday

Grab your kilt and celebrate the great country that gave us haggis and scotch!

Gates open approx 30 minutes before the first simulcast race. EmD’s first post is at 2:00 p.m.

FREE admission to those wearing authentic tartan kilts!

Adding a Scottish flair to the day will be Clan Gordon Pipe Band, along with adorable Aberdeen Scottish Terriers. Pony rides and bounce houses in the park as well!

Additional Info:

Crabbie's Corner - Ginger Beer Beer Garden by the Winner's Circle! 1 PM - Last Race

Beverages Available: $5.00 Alcoholic Ginger Beer $6.75 Three Mixed Drink Selections featuring Crabbie's Ginger Beer

BBQ Available in the area: $3.75 Hot Dog $5.50 Bratwurst $1.50 Chips

Also on tap for Scottish day is an Scotch Tasting in the Park! For $75 you get: Scotch Tasting Six ½ oz pours (3 oz total) Admission Grandstand Seat Official Track Program Glen Cairn Souvenir Scotch Glass from Scotch and Vine

Scotch & Cigar Tasting $150 Six ½ oz pours (3 oz total) Five premium cigars Admission Grandstand Seat Official Track Program Glen Cairn Souvenir Scotch Glass from Scotch and Vine.