The Washington State Racing Commission office is located next to the Race Office and can be accessed outside the south gate on Emerald Downs Drive. License applications and renewals may be processed at the following times (during live racing):
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am - 1pm
Friday: 1:30pm through last race
Sat., Sun., & Holidays: 9:30am through last race
Preseason Commission Office Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-3pm
Commission Office Manager: Debbie Hopkins, 253-931-6372
Owners are required to have sufficient funds on account for all jockey fees prior to their race.
The Washington Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association represents all Washington licensed owners and trainers of horses running at Emerald Downs. For further information regarding WHBPA services, please contact Mary Ann O'Connell, Executive Director, or Ron Maus, President at 253-804-6822, or by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also get more info at the WHBPA Website.
2015 Licensing fees
| Trainer||$83 plus L&I |
| Asst. Trainer |
(includes required Groom license)
| Owner|| $83 plus L&I|
| Exercise Rider|| $83|
| Pony Rider|| $83|
| Jockey;|| $83|
|Risk Class|| WHRC License Type|| 2015 Rates||Comments|
|6618|| Owner Class A or B|| $150|| Annual Premium|
| 6618|| Owner Class C|| $17|| Annual Premium|
| 6625|| Groom & Asst. Trainer|| $151.68|| Per Groom/Per Month|
| 6626|| Exercise Rider & Pony Rider - Track|| $1.56||Per Horse/Per Day|
| 6627|| Exercise Rider & Pony Rider - Farms|| $18.37||Per Employee/Per Day|
(Above prices include $10 fingerprinting fee, which is incurred once per season.)
For questions or comments, you may contact the Washington Horse Racing Commission in Olympia at 360-459-6462.