Press Room

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December 19, 2013

Elvis Celebrates his 79th Birthday at The Downs Racetrack & Casino

Casino to Honor “The King” with “The Elvis of All Eras” Tribute Show
To celebrate and honor “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” The Downs Racetrack & Casino will host “The Elvis of All Eras” tribute show on January 8, in recognition of the legend’s birthday. The casino will feature live performances by Harry Shahoian, a professional Elvis impersonator from Las Vegas, Nevada. (Download Full Press Release)

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December 12, 2013

The Downs Racetrack & Casino to Host New Year’s Eve Celebration

Casino will Celebrate with a “Noon Year’s Eve” Event and Four-Course Gourmet Dinner
As 2014 is quickly approaching, The Downs Racetrack & Casino will host special events to ring in the New Year. The casino will host festivities throughout the day including a “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration, a four-course gourmet dinner at The Crown Room, and an evening dance party and celebration in the First Turn Lounge to countdown to 2014. (Download Full Press Release)

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December 2, 2013

The Downs Racetrack & Casino Announces December Promotions for Guests

Casino to Celebrate the Season with Special Promotions and Events for the Holidays
The Downs Racetrack & Casino announces its December promotions and events for guests in the spirit of the holiday season. In December, the casino will feature a series of promotions including “Friday Cold Hard Cash,” a “$10,000 Triple Crown Holiday Slot Tournament,” and the “Holiday Downs Derby Days.” The casino will also host a toy drive to benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation and a special New Year’s Eve celebration and gourmet dinner in The Crown Room. (Download Full Press Release)

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November 15, 2013

The Downs Racetrack & Casino Announces Thanksgiving Slot Tournament

Casino to Provide $5,000 Triple Crown Slot Tournament Week for the Holiday
The Downs Racetrack & Casino, located in the heart of Albuquerque, has announced the Triple Crown Slot Tournament Week. The tournament will take place the last week in November to provide holiday entertainment for guests. (Download Full Press Release)

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November 6, 2013

The Downs Racetrack & Casino Provides Venue Space for Holiday Events, Receptions, and Corporate Gatherings

Casino to Offer Holiday Promotion for Venue Bookings
The Downs Racetrack & Casino, located in the heart of Albuquerque, announces a holiday program for events, receptions, and parties booked at the casino by November 15. Event planners who book their holiday functions at the First Turn Lounge, The Crown Room, or the casino’s casual dining area by that date will receive a 30 percent discount on the venue rental. (Download Full Press Release)

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November 6, 2013

The Downs Racetrack & Casino Announces November Promotions for Guests

The Downs Racetrack & Casino announces its November promotions and events for guests. To recognize the beginning of the holiday season, the casino will feature the “Every Friday is Black Friday” promotion throughout November. The Downs Racetrack & Casino will also host a Veteran’s Day Virtual Downs Derby, provide live racing simulcasts, host a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner at The Crown Room, and much more. (Download Full Press Release)

Archives

October 2013

10/29: The Crown Room to Provide Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner
10/29: The Downs Racetrack & Casino to Host Breeders’ Cup Live Simulcast
10/21: Gonzalo to Hold CD Release Event at The Downs Racetrack & Casino
10/10: The Crown Room Announces the Start of Fresh Stone Crab Season
10/8: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Announces Beer Tasting Event with Alaskan Brewery Company
10/7: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Announces October Promotions and Events for Guests
10/4: The Downs Racetrack & Casino to Host Halloween Boo Bash
10/2: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Adds $5,000 to Remaining 2013 Open Stakes Races

September 2013

9/26: The Crown Room Announces Inaugural Wine Dinner
9/25: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Partners with Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company
9/18: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Implements Bally Technologies Systems to Provide Advanced Gaming Experience
9/18: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Announces Increase in Prize Money for the 2013 Live Horse Racing Season
9/10: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Hosts Nation’s Longest Continuously Run American Quarter Horse Futurity
9/9: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Announces September Gaming Promotions for Guests

August 2013

8/21: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Announces the 24th Annual Lineage Stakes
8/1: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Presents Jackson’s MMA Series

July 2013

7/30: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Hosts Grand Opening to Launch Live Horse Racing Season in Albuquerque
7/26: The Crown Room at The Downs Racetrack & Casino Opens to Guests
7/24: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Launches 2013 Live Horse Racing Season in Albuquerque
7/10: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Announces the Launch of the Casino at The Downs
7/24: The Downs Racetrack & Casino Debuts New Music Venue with Live Entertainment from Musician Ryan Montano