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The Downs presents country dance party with Little Texas, Rick Trevino

The Downs Racetrack & Casino is ending October with a country music dance party and quarter horse racing. (Courtesy of The Downs Racetrack & Casino)

Get ready to boot-scoot around Tingley Coliseum during a country music dance party presented by The Downs Racetrack and Casino on Oct. 25.

The Downs is bringing country artists Little Texas and Rick Trevino for the dance party, which is open to all ages. There will be no floor seating so there will be space for dancing. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission and $30 reserved box seating, plus fees, at

Rozanna M. MartinezThe next day, place your bets and enjoy the American Quarter Horse Association’s 2019 Bank of America Championships Challenge on Oct. 26. Some of the best quarter horses from around the globe will be part of the live racing event. The first post is 6:05 p.m.

The Downs has some spooky fun happening on the casino floor this month. Monday through Saturday, head over for the “$125,000 Conjuring Up Cash” promotion. Six winners will be selected during each drawing for a chance to win up to $500 cash. Drawings will be held at noon, 2, 4. 6, 8 and 10 p.m.

On weekends in October, wrap up with the “$12,000 Cash Sundays” promotion. Guests have an opportunity to win their share of $3,000 cash at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. every Sunday this month. Three winners during each drawing will receive $200 in cash. Patrons qualify for the drawings just by playing their preferred slot machines.

The Downs is commemorating the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta with T-shirts. Guests will receive a long-sleeved balloon T-shirt on Sunday, Oct. 13, while supplies last, when they accrue 75 points.

Rack up the points on Wednesdays. Players earn five times the points every Wednesday in October. Triple Crown Players Club members who have a birthday this month also earn three times the points on their actual birthdays and two times the points every Tuesday in October.

The Downs has a promotion exclusively for ages 50 and older. Senior guests who earn one point on Fridays this month will receive a virtual game for a chance to win $5 to $25 in free play. Seniors also might win cash or free play prizes every two hours between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays.

Unwind or boogie down during Ladies Night on Thursday nights at the First Turn Lounge. Enjoy live music and drink specials all night without a cover charge. The live entertainment lineup features Severo y Grupo Fuego on Thursday, Oct. 17, and the Westwind Band on Oct. 24.

It’s party time on Friday and Saturday nights at First Turn. Dance the night away to Tequila Rain on Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, and Gonzalo on Oct. 18 and 19.

Get ready for some Halloween fun on Oct. 26 at First Turn. Wear your scary, funny or interesting get-up for the costume party and get down to the sounds of Fat City.

For more information on promotions and other happenings at The Downs, call 767-7171 or visit

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