|SANTA FE DOWNS RACECOURSE|
The New Mexico racetrack of Santa Fe first hosted racing in 1971, offering both thoroughbred and quarter-horse races. It was a one mile oval track which held its inaugural meeting in June 1971 when over 11,000 people attended. The track was a splendid affair, but cost a great deal of money, muck of its borrowed, to build. As a consequence, when crowd sizes decreased the track started running at a loss and the racing administrators filed for bankruptcy in December 1975.
|In the 1996 season the track was sold to Pojoaque Pueblo who injected almost $7 million to improve track facilities. However, within a year the track had closed and today the ground on which the former track stood is used for local events like concerts and markets.|
|If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email firstname.lastname@example.org|