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New Mexico Horse Racing – The Downs at Albuquerque

We’ve got your horse racing on in Albuquerque! This past weekend the Downs at Albuquerque opened once again with live racing for Southwest horse racing enthusiasts.

The horses will be running Aug 8 through October 27, 2009
Open Friday through Tuesdays – no racing Wednesday or Thursday
Post time on weekdays – 3pm
Post time on weekends – 1:30pm

The Downs holds both thoroughbred and quarter races each fall and that is not all it has to offer. There is a casino at the track as well, with many gaming options. The racetrack is on the state fairgrounds in the middle of Albuquerque, and is home to the oldest American Quarter Horse stakes race – The New Mexico State Fair Futurity – running since 1946.

The Downs’ 1 mile long oval racetrack has a fine grandstand with luxurios ammenities. The Jocky Club Restaurant has weekly specials, can serve large group parties and has a great Prime Rib Buffet on Friday nights for $11.99.

For more info about the downs, go to their website, where they provide downloadable stakes schedules, casino information and group rate information. Or call:
The Downs at Albuquerque
P.O. Box 8510
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87198
Phone: (505) 266-5555

Click here for a Google map of the location of the Downs at Albuquerque, Expo New Mexico State Fairgrounds.

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Sarah Dolk, Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast
Expert on Destination Albuquerque and Central New Mexico!

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