UPDATED: 4/25/2024



Emerald Downs offer visitors to AND the chance to participate in EMERALD DOWNS’S CONTEST during the current Thoroughbred meet.


THE CONTEST begins Saturday, 4th May, 2024 and concludes when the last Emerald Downs live race is official on Sunday, September 15th, 2024.


Players may register at any time during THE CONTEST. Note: Due to the number of races run each contest day. PP's are not available.


By registering and making selections, the participant agrees to abide by the rules set forth herein THE CONTEST RULES. Players also must have a valid to be able to win prizes.


All Emerald Downs employees, vendors, and contractors of Emerald Downs and their immediate families are not eligible to play THE CONTEST.


THE CONTEST is a FREE on-line contest. Participants are required to sign up via an email address, logon to THE CONTEST, and select one entry only from each of six races selected by the Contest Commissioner. Players must make all selections personally. Participants are credited with a mythical $2.00 win (1st), place (2nd), and show (3rd) or “across the board” wager on each of their selections. The total mutuel payouts according to the official race results will be accrued to the participant’s mythical bankroll.


EXAMPLE: if your selection in CONTEST RACE #1 finishes 2nd, paying $5.60 to place and $3.10 to show, your selection in CONTEST RACE #2 does not finish first, second, or third (off the board), but your selection in CONTEST RACE #3 finishes 3rd, paying $3.20 to show, your mythical bankroll will be credited or increased by $11.90 ($5.60   $3.10   $3.20).


Scratch rule: If your selection is scratched at any time whether the contest is still open or in play, you will receive the post time favorite. Scratches do not occur until the post time favorite is known at the end of the relevant race.


Coupled horse rule: When you select a coupled horse, you automatically get both horses. If one of the coupled horses is scratched, you remain on the other coupled horse and not the post time favorite. If both coupled horses are scratched, then you will receive the post time favorite.


Participants have to make a selection in all six races. In the event of a late scratch of a participant’s selection, their selection is automatically transferred to the post-time (off time) favorite. If the post-time favorite is a coupled “entry,” the player receives the entire entry and will be credited with the mutuel payout accordingly. THE CONTEST scoring is based on pari-mutuel information as supplied by Equibase.


All participant’s race selections must be made no less than thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of the first contest race (ie: if post time is 16:02 pm then 15:32 pm is cut-off) on the day’s program. Remember, you can change your selections at any time until 30 minutes prior to post time of the first nominated race.




Awards are based on highest accumulated pari-mutuel payout total (bankroll). The participant with the highest accumulated pari-mutuel payout total (bankroll) at the end of THE CONTEST will be declared the GRAND PRIZE winner. Awards for second and third highest bankrolls will be awarded as well as BONUS PRIZES to the participant selecting the most WINNERS (first-place finishers) and the player with the HIGHEST WEEKLY BANKROLL (Monday through Sunday to include holiday racing) during the CONTEST. Players need not be "active" to win. Players who register earlier in the CONTEST have the opportunity to accumulate higher bankrolls.


In the event of a tie for the highest accumulated pari-mutuel total (bankroll), the player selecting the most first place finishers will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie in the “MOST WINNERS” category, the player with the highest accumulated pari-mutuel total will be declared the winner. In the unlikely event of a tie in the “MOST WINNERS” category, also achieving a tie in the highest accumulated pari-mutuel total, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner.


In the event of a tie in the “HIGHEST WEEKLY BANKROLL” category, the player with the most winners that week will be declared the winner. In the unlikely event of a tie for most winners in the “HIGHEST WEEKLY BANKROLL” category, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner.


Players may access a daily leader board listing each participant’s current standings and race selections after close of entries. Winners will be notified by email.




CONTEST participants must agree to abide by THE CONTEST official rules, be 21 years or older at time of entry, possess a valid email address, and be a legal resident of the U.S. and have a valid account. Residents from Canada are only eligible to play but will only receive 50% of the prize payout due to sponsor promotion rules. No purchase or payment is required to enter or play.


One entry per person. Persons submitting more than one email registration will be disqualified and will not be eligible to win prizes. Any individuals residing in jurisdictions where participation in THE CONTEST is prohibited by law, and any individual prohibited by law from participating in THE CONTEST, are ineligible to participate.

Registration is limited to three (3) entries per household, network or Internet address (IP address). Players will be warned if a fourth entry is detected from the same household/network. The contest  Administrators reserve the right to remove any player from the game that exceeds the household and/or network registration limit.  




Registration must be made at page by completing the mandatory fields on the electronic sign-up form. Written, faxed, and hand-delivered registrations will NOT be accepted under any circumstances. By entering THE CONTEST, entrant agrees to abide by the decisions of Emerald Downs and its corporate partners and release and hold harmless, Emerald Downs, 123Racing, its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, trustees, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with any prize(s) won. All decisions in the administration of THE CONTEST are final and binding. Information submitted in the registration for THE CONTEST may be retained by Emerald Downs and used for marketing, research, or other purposes. THE CONTEST is void where prohibited by law, and is governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Washington. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify Emerald Downs either in writing or via email of any changes in his or her email address. Prizewinners may be required to complete, sign, and return an affidavit of eligibility. Acceptance of any prize award as a result of the entrant’s participation in THE CONTEST grants permission to Emerald Downs to use the name, likeness, or photograph of that participant for publicity purposes without additional compensation. All applicable taxes with regard to prize awards are the individual responsibility of the winner.




Emerald Downs reserves the right to at any time cancel or suspend THE CONTEST without individual notice to participants or prospective participants by posting such notice on its website, and shall bear no obligation nor liability to award any prizes in the event of a cancellation or suspension. If any of the races selected for THE CONTEST are cancelled for any reason, all selections for that day will be deemed null and void and all entrants will advance to the next racing day. If racing is cancelled, but all of the races selected for THE CONTEST are contested, then the results of these races stand. Every effort will be made to notify participants of cancellation via email or website notice.




GRAND PRIZE - $500 credit in account.


SECOND PRIZE - $250 credit in account.


THIRD PRIZE - $150 credit in account.


BONUS PRIZE - Most Winners - $150 credit in account.


Note: to be eligible to win a prize credit you must have a valid account. In the event where the player is not eligible for a account, a 50% of the prize Cash payment will be made to the winning player due to sponsor promotion. 


Prize winners determined ineligible to participate in THE CONTEST will be disqualified from that position and the player with the next highest category total will be accordingly awarded.


Emerald Downs and its partners reserve the right to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to corrupt the entry process, or the operation of THE CONTEST, or website, or acts in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participant. Any attempt to defraud THE CONTEST administrators or contestants will result in disqualification and all decisions by Emerald Downs in the administration of THE CONTEST are final. Emerald Downs is not responsible for lost, interrupted, unavailable, defective or damaged hardware, software, and electric, wireless, or telephone transmissions or technical failures, garbled transmissions, and the unavailability of its website or any website associated with THE CONTEST.


Emerald Downs and 123gaming Inc. are not responsible for defects, repairs or warranty issues regarding any prize.