Seating & Admissions

Live Racing

There’s not a bad seat in the house when you visit the Downs and you’ll easily find your favorite spot to enjoy an evening or an afternoon of fast horses and tons of fun.
Find your spot anywhere in the grandstand and wherever you choose, you won’t be far from a great view of the races, your favorite food and beverages, or a place to make your bet.
Admission and parking to the Racetrack 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.  Valet parking is available during live racing and trolley service is available to and from the Casino.

Children are welcome at the races under the supervision of their parents.  

The first floor simulcast area opens daily one hour before the first simulcast race, usually around 
10:00 AM but watch for early posts on Stakes Days.
Hundreds of flat screen TVs make it easy to watch and wager on your favorite track
Admission is free 

Also on the first floor, the VIP Room affords the best viewing for simulcast racing.  Daily admission is $5 per person on weekends and live race days.  Triple Crown and Breeder’s Cup seating is $10 to $15 by reservation only.  

Open during the live meet, this is the best place to get up close and personal with the horses.  You can cruise to the paddock to watch the Jockeys mount up, get a spot on the rail for the post parade, and stand at the finish line at eye level to see the horses gallop to the line.
Free admission for the ground level bleachers and bench seating on the second floor.

The open air Apron Boxes span the second floor from paddock to finish line.  Seating is $5 per person and tickets are available at the Program Stand at the south end of the first floor.  Open during the live meet.
To purchase box seats for the racing season call 505-400-5701

Located on the third floor and open only during the live meet, Turf Club admission is $10 per person.
From the Turf Club you can see the entire race course, Jumbo Tron, finish line and Winner’s Circle.
Dress code: neat, casual attire.  No sleeveless shirts for gentlemen.
Reservations are recommended – call Becky Barros on race days at 505-266-5555.  
Season boxes are available – Call 505-400-5701

Our exclusive members-only private club is located on the third floor on the finish line. 
Occasionally, seats are available on a daily basis for $15 per person by reservation only.
For season sales or reservations call Connie Blevins on race days at 505-266-5555.
Dress code: neat, casual attire.  No cutofff or short shorts - gentlemen must wear collared shirts.

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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