The Road to the Kentucky Derby

Road to the Derby Simulcast Schedule



First Turn Lounge

The Downs Racetrack and Casino is a great place to enjoy simulcast racing and wagering from numerous tracks around the world everyday of the year. We have literally hundreds of televisions throughout the Grandstand area strategically located close to mutual tellers and self-service wagering machines.

We’ll have special promotions during all the big Stakes Races and many more!

Live Racing

THE GRANDSTAND (Temporarily Closed)
Featuring LIVE Simulcasts!

  • Snack bar and beverage station
  • VIP Room with menu service
  • New Main Entrance on the south side.

We offer full card simulcasting every day from tracks across the country, South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

The first floor simulcast area in the grandstand is open every day for simulcasting.  There’s always a great view of your favorite simulcast track on hundreds of TV screens.  You’ll be close to betting windows, mutuel tellers or self-serve terminals.  Or, get up close to one of our 30 big screens in the VIP Room.

Bar service opens at 10:00 AM and the concession stand opens at 9:00.


Simulcast Schedule




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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 750 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