ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Downs Racetrack & Casino is hosting a live simulcast and pari-mutuel wagering on the 2014 Preakness Stakes.
The event will be broadcast live on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., according to a news release from The Downs. The Preakness Stakes follows the Kentucky Derby as the second race in the Triple Crown series.
The live simulcast and wagering of the Preakness Stakes events will be available at The Downs grandstand as well as The First Turn Lounge. On Friday, May 16, the simulcast will provide live wagering on the day’s races including the Black-Eyed Susan. Friday’s card will provide a “$250,000 Guaranteed Pick 4″ on races nine through 12. The grandstand will open at 9 a.m. and the First Turn Lounge will open 10 a.m.
On Saturday, May 17, The Downs will resume the live broadcast and pari-mutuel wagering from Pimlico Race Course with the first post time at 9:45 a.m. The Preakness Stakes is scheduled to run at 4:18 p.m.
Saturday’s card will feature a “$350,000 Guaranteed Pick 4″ on races five through eight, and a “$1.5 Million Guaranteed Pick 4″ for races nine through 12 (the Preakness Stakes). The grandstand will open at 8:45 a.m. and the First Turn lounge will open at 10 a.m.
On May 17, guests can reserve a spot in the grandstand’s Jockey Club for $10 per person or in the VIP area for $15 per person. Call 266-5555 to reserve your spot. For more information on The Downs Racetrack & Casino, call (505) 767-7171 or visit abqdowns.com.