The Downs at Albuquerque


201 California St NE Albuquerque, NM 87108 (505) 266-5555 Website:

Racing Season: April 17 – June 18

Notable Albuquerque Racing Events

  • Camino Real Futurity
  • DAA Futurity (QH)
  • First Moonflash Derby (QH)

History of Horse Racing at Albuquerque

The Downs Racetrack and Casino is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The track features a mixed meet of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing each spring and in the fall during the New Mexico State Fair. Racing at the State Fair began in 1938, making it the oldest race meet in New Mexico. In addition, the track hosts the New Mexico State Fair Futurity, which is the oldest continuously run Quarter Horse race.