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Bringing the heat: Range of promotions at The Downs are warming up for summer

The Downs Racetrack and Casino is giving you a chance at your share of $120,000 this July. (Courtesy of The Downs Racetrack and Casino)

Things are heating up at The Downs Racetrack Casino with its hot promotions this July.

Guests have an opportunity to fatten their wallets as part of the “$120,000 Summer Madness” promotion through July 31. Three winners will be selected during drawings at noon, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday to win up to $500 each by playing a Plinko-style game.

The Downs continues its “$24,000 Downs Derby Weekends” promotion on Saturdays and Sundays this month. Players can win their share of $3,000 in free play. Drawings will be held at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Guests can pick a horse and play the virtual Downs Derby at their preferred machine, along with their regular slot play. Win, place, show and fourth-place winners will receive immediate free play.

The young at heart benefit at The Downs at the end of each week. Triple Crown Player’s Club members ages 50 and older will receive a virtual game to win between $5 and $25 in free play as part of the “Senior Fridays” promotion. Seniors qualify when they earn one point playing their favorite game on Fridays. Seniors also have an opportunity to win cash or free play prizes every two hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rack up the points on Wednesdays at The Downs as guests receive five times the points. Player’s Club members with a birthday in July will also earn three times the points on their actual birthday and twice the points every Tuesday in July.

Watch and wager on live horseracing four days a week through September 22 at The Downs. The first post is at 6:05 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 1:30 p.m. Sundays.

Patrons can also wager, watch and win on simulcast racing at the Grandstand or the First Turn Lounge. Stick around for the entertainment at the lounge. Show off your vocal talent during karaoke every Tuesday and Wednesday for a chance at cash prizes. Show off your best dance moves during Ladies Night every Thursday or on Friday and Saturday nights. Groove to the sounds of Black Pearl tonight and Saturday, July 13, Sangre Joven on Thursday, July 18, Tequila Rain on July 19 and 20, the Westwind Band on July 25 and DJ Mister E on July 26.

Tease up that hair and be generous with the Aqua Net for a totally tubular ’80s Party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 27 at the First Turn Lounge. Attendees with the most gag-worthy garb will win cash prizes.

For more information on all of the fun happenings at The Downs, call 767-7171 or visit

Rozanna M. Martinez


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