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The racecourse of Albuquerque Downs is situated on the New Mexico State Fairgrounds at Albuquerque in the state of New Mexico. It held its inaugural meeting on 13th April 1938 and traditionally, from 1946, held a meeting lasting for 11 days to coincide with the New Mexico State Fair. The 8 furlong oval track now has separate 7 furlong and 10 furlong chutes and a 340 metre home straight. The meeting runs from late June through to late September and has, in the past, offered thoroughbred and quarter horse races. The highlight of the season is the New Mexico State Fair Futurity for 2 year olds over just 400 yards which was first run in 1946 when Pelican was victorious. Another feature race is the Albuquerque Fall Quarter Horse Championship. The track remains a well-supported course offering 23 race days in total, 15 for thoroughbreds and 8 for quarter horses.

Local Patrons Albuquerque Downs Race Club
Principal Races New Mexico State Fair Futurity, Albuquerque Fall Quarter Horse Championship

Recent winners of the New Mexico State Fair Futurity
2016 The New Mexico State Fair Futurity over 400 yards was won by Mitey Man trained by Trey Wood and ridden by Edwuin Lujan
2017 The New Mexico State Fair Futurity over 400 yards was won by Jess Hot trained by Larry Chavez and ridden by Agustin Silva
2018 The New Mexico State Fair Futurity over 400 yards was won by Roll on Diabolical trained by Thomas Pierce and ridden by Alejandro Medellin

Course today The racecourse continues to operate very successfully.
If you have photos, postcards, racecards. badges, newspaper cuttings or book references about the old course, or can provide a photo of how the ground on which the old racecourse stood looks today, then email

ISBN 978-0-9957632-0-3

652 pages

774 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-1-0

352 pages

400 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-2-7

180 pages

140 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-3-4

264 pages

235 former courses

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