Albuquerque Downs will open its 27-day meet with a 10-race program on Saturday. Post time for the first race is set for 1:30 p.m. (MDT).

The main portion of the Albuquerque Downs meet will end on September 20. For the second consecutive year, the track will host the AQHA/Bank of America Challenge Championships, which this year will be run on Saturday, October 24.

Albuquerque Downs will offer the following 10 stakes restricted to New Mexico-breds, six for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses:

August 16: $100,000-guar. Casey Darnell Stakes for 3-YO & up, 5 1/2 fur.
August 22: $100,000-guar. Carlos Salazar Stakes for FM 3-YO & up, 6 1/2 fur.
Sept. 5: $100,000-guar. Casino at The Downs Derby for 3-YO, 1 mile
Sept. 6: $75,000-guar. First Moonflash Stakes for 4-YO & up, 440 yards
Sept. 12: $100,000-guar. Petticoat Stakes for 3-YO fillies, 6 1/2 fur.
Sept. 13: $100,000-guar. O.D. McDonald Stakes for 3-YO & up, 7 fur.
Sept. 20: $250,000-est. N.M. State Fair QH Derby for 3-YO, 400 yards
Sept. 20: $500,000-est. N.M. State Fair QH Futurity for 2-YO, 400 yards
Sept. 20: $50,000-guar. N.M. State Fair QH Juvenile for 2-YO, 400 yards
Sept. 20: $275,000-est. N.M. State Fair TB Futurity for 2-YO, 6 fur.

Live racing will be held at The Downs on a Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday schedule. First post time every day will be 1:30 (MDT).

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Downs is only able to accommodate a small number of racing fans in the open-air dining clubs on the third floor of its grandstand. Click here for more information.

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