Make Your Next Conference or Retreat Special with a Day at the Races

The glamour and excitement of thoroughbred horse racing can be the backdrop for a memorable conference, corporate incentive or special event. For a fun and productive alternative to a hotel meeting room, Emerald Downs, in Auburn, Washington, offers several spaces that can accommodate up to 500 guests. Conduct your business meeting during the day and conclude the event with an evening of racing excitement.

Emerald Downs has more than 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space ready for your group. The 6,660 square-foot Emerald Room provides a formal setting for a conference or seminar. The room holds up to 400 guests in a theater-style setup. In the elegant Triple Crown Suites that accommodate up to 100 guests, your group will feel like royalty watching the sport of kings in grand style. Your group can survey the entire racing scene in climate-controlled comfort through View Room’s two-story walls of glass. The View Room has a capacity of 100 making it suitable for a business meeting or planning retreat. Emerald Downs offers a full-catering menu and provides audiovisual support for any group event.

Outdoor areas offer large-group options for up to 800. Guests can feel the thunder of the hooves as the horses race past the Trackside Tents. Located next to the rail, near the finish line, the Tents offer groups an exclusive trackside experience. Emerald Downs is open for events year-round. The venue offers free parking and provides complimentary WiFi throughout the facility.

Team building and camaraderie are the natural outcomes of a day at the races. Even non-bettors will get caught up in the excitement of watching the races and rooting for a favorite horse. For an interesting addition to a conference or event, meeting planners can arrange a stable tour.

Groups can experience the heart-pounding action even when the horses are not running by incorporating Mock Racing into their event. Teams will come up with names for the horses and cheer them on through the simulated race. Mock wagering money and mutual tickets completes the experience.

Visitors from outside the area can take advantage of a variety of hotel options near the venue in the city of Auburn. The Auburn Travelodge Inn and Suites and the Auburn Best Western Plus offer special Emerald Downs rates. Contact Emerald Downs for more information.


Ashley Mohoric, Director of Sales & Marketing