Live Racing

Live Racing


Live racing returns to the Downs on Saturday, June 24, 2017 offering 58 days of racing through September 24.  We offer 58 days of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

Enjoy racing under the stars on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 6:05pm and Sundays afternoons at 1:30pm except during the State Fair.  First post on fair days; September 8 through September 17, is 1:30pm. September 9, 10 and 12-17; September 7, 8 & 11 is 6:05pm.

Grandstand Parking is free! Enter at the Casino gate on Louisiana near Central and follow the road in front of the Casino to the racetrack parking lot.  Trolley service is available from the Casino.

In addition to live horse racing, fans can wager on simulcast racing daily in the grandstand or First Turn Lounge at the Casino.

Live Racing

Live Racing

Live Racing

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Upcoming Events

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:00pm
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 9:00pm
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 9:00pm


Fine Dining

The Crown Room is an elegant dining
experience tucked away in a quiet intimate
setting inside the New Downs.

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  • Over 700 casino slots
  • Live horse racing (seasonal) and daily simulcast racing and wagering
  • Live entertainment and 33 screens in the First Turn Lounge
  • Dining at its finest in our Crown Room
  • Casual dining in our Food Court and Downs Café

About the Downs

145 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone: 505.767.7171

Mailing Address:
PO Box 8510
Albuquerque, NM 87198

Hours of Operation

Building opens daily at 9:30am

Casino Hours:
Sunday: 10:00am to 1:00am
Monday: 10:00am to 1:00am
Tuesday: 10:00am to 1:00am
Wednesday: 10:00am to 1:00am
Thursday: 10:00am to 2:00am
Friday: 10:00am to 4:00am
Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00am