Live Racing

Live Racing



Live racing is back! Now through September 23, 2018. Click on the 'Live Racing Calendar' link below to see all of our racing days featuring 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.  The State Fair days this year are September 6 through September 16.  First post on September 8 & 9, and 11-16 will be at 1:30pm; September 6, 7 & 10 will be at 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

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 9:00pm
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 9:00pm
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 7:00pm
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 7:00pm
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 8:00pm


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