Albuquerque Downs Racetrack

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Address: 145 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Website: www.abqdowns.com

Meeting:  Live horse racing is conducted at Albuquerque Downs from late June until late September each year on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Daily racing also occurs during the New Mexico State Fair September 7-17. Albuquerque holds both thoroughbred and quarter horse races. Despite its relatively low profile, the track offers many lucrative stakes races led by the $400,000 New Mexico State Fair Futurity for quarter horses. The biggest race for thoroughbreds is the $200,000 Downs at Albuquerque Handicap. In 2019, Albuquerque offered a record 34 stakes races for both thoroughbreds and quarter horses worth more than $3.5 million.

History:  Albuquerque Downs is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Racing at the State Fair began in 1938, making it the oldest race meet in New Mexico. In addition, the track hosts the New Mexico State Fair Futurity, which is the oldest continuously run quarter horse race.

Facilities:  There are several ways to view the races at Albuquerque, including general admission, which is free and gives you access to the grandstand and apron, a VIP Room, box seats, the Turf Club and Jockey Club. There is also a casino on the premises with slots and electronic table games. The track is a one-mile dirt oval.

2017 Takeout Rates

WPS: 19%

Exacta: 25%

Trifecta: 25%

Superfecta: 25%

Daily Double: 25%

Pick-3: 25%

Pick-4: 25%

2017 Avg. Field Size: 7.62

 

Stakes Schedule:

June 28: Duke City Sprint Stakes (TB), 3-year-olds, 5 1/2 furlongs, $50,000

June 29: O.D. McDonald Handicap (R) (TB), New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds & older, 7 furlongs, $75,000

July 6: Petticoat Stakes (TB), New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies, 6 1/2 furlongs, $70,000

July 13: J.R. Malouff Handicap (TB), 3-year-olds & older, 7 furlongs

July 20: Charles Taylor Derby (TB), 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles, $70,000

July 27: Downs at Albuquerque Marathon Stakes, 3-year-olds & older (claiming price, $6,250), 1 mile, $20,000

July 28: AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge Stakes (G3) (QH), 870 yards, $52,000-estimated

August 3: Albuquerque Distaff Stakes (TB), 3-year-olds & older fillies and mares, 1 mile, $55,000

August 3: Downs at Albuquerque Handicap (TB), 3-year-olds & older, 1 1/8 miles, $200,000

August 10: Manzano Stakes (TB), 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs, $50,000

August 17: Billy Powell Claiming Stakes (TB), 3-year-olds & older (claiming price, $6,250), 1 1/16 miles, $20,000

August 24: Carlos Salazar Stakes (TB), New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds & older fillies and mares, 6 1/2 furlongs, $70,000

August 25: First Moonflash Maturity (R) (QH), New Mexico-bred 4-year-olds & older, 440 yards, $85,000

August 31: Casino at the Downs Derby (R) (TB), New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds, 1 mile, $80,000

September 7: Balloon City Stakes (QH), 3-year-olds & older fillies and mares, 400 yards, $50,000

September 14: Casey Darnell Handicap (R) (TB), New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds & older, 5 1/2 furlongs, $70,000

September 21: Budweiser Special Stakes (TB), 3-year-olds & older, 6 1/2 furlongs, $55,000

September 22: La Fiesta Derby (QH), 3-year-olds, 400 yards, $200,000-estimated

September 22: New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG3) (QH), New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, 400 yards, $400,000-estimated

September 22: La Fiesta Futurity (QH), 2-year-olds, 400 yards, $300,000-estimated

September 22: New Mexico State Fair Derby (RG3) (QH), New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds, 400 yards, $200,000-estimated

September 22: New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity (R) (TB), New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs, $200,000-estimated

September 22: Downs at Albuquerque Fall Championship, presented by South Point Hotel & Casino (G1) (QH), 3-year-olds & older, 440 yards, $300,000

September 23: Con Jackson Claiming Stakes (TB), 3-year-olds & older (claiming price, $6,250), 1 13/16 miles, $25,000

October 26: Sandia Stakes (QH), 3-year-olds & older, 870 yards, $30,000

October 26: Albuquerque Juvenile Stakes (QH), 2-year-olds, 350 yards, $30,000

October 26: Pitre GMC Distaff Stakes (QH), 3-year-olds & older fillies and mares, 400 yards, $35,000

October 26: Lobo Derby (QH), 3-year-olds, 400 yards, $35,000

October 26: Downs Casino Stakes (QH), 3-year-olds & older, 440 yards, $40,000

October 26: AQHA Distance Challenge Championship (G1), 3-year-olds & older, 870 yards, $100,000

October 26: John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2), 2-year-olds, 350 yards, $125,000

October 26: Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3), 3-year-olds, 400 yards, $150,000

October 26: Awards Recognition Concepts Distaff Challenge Championship (G1), 3-year-olds & older fillies and mares, 400 yards, $100,000

October 26: Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1), 3-year-olds & older, 440 yards, $250,000

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