The Downs at Albuquerque Racing Track in New Mexico
If you live in New Mexico, you have likely heard of The Downs at Albuquerque before. This horse racing track hosts live horse racing during the season and enjoys plenty of simulcast horse racing and wagering coverage year round. It has a fun, laid back atmosphere and offers plenty of great gambling-orientated entertainment. The Downs at Albuquerque may not be the perfect ‘family’ spot, but it makes for a great evening out for older individuals.
The track at The Downs is roughly one mile in length and oval in shape. The final, homerun stretch measures approximately 1,114 ft in length and has proved to provide plenty of excitement during racing season. While the sound of horses pounding down the track is enough to increase anyone’s heartbeat, it is really the thrill of winning in the casino that draws most people to The Downs at Albuquerque. To start with, The Downs has year-round simulcast horse racing and wagering which focuses on the country’s biggest and best horse races. Hundreds of TVs make it possible for you to enjoy the race from anywhere in the clubhouse and the action normally starts at 10:00 AM and ends late. Top races such as the Kentucky Derby, the Breeder’s Cup World Championships, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes make for exciting betting.
For those who don’t have much luck with the horses, there are plenty of slot machines, video games, blackjack and even a poker machine. All the games are very popular and add plenty of excitement to the average night spent at The Downs. Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can head off to the Paddock Grill or the Jockey Club where you can find anything from quick light meals like sandwiches and sodas to profressionally prepared culinary delights like juicy prime rib or succulent sirloin steaks. You can even sink your teeth into a salmon steak!
You’ll find The Downs at the Expo New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque. The gambling facilities are most easily reached through Gate 3 so start making your plans for a night on the town now.