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Pandemic forces shuffling of New Mexico horse racing meet

Pandemic forces shuffling of New Mexico horse racing meet

The Associated Press
Updated: July 02, 2020 06:19 AM
Created: July 02, 2020 06:18 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With the New Mexico State Fair being called off, the horse races that usually coincide with the annual event are being cancelled too.

State regulators approved a motion to nix the fair races during a special meeting Wednesday. They also approved changes to the race dates and stakes schedule for The Downs at Albuquerque.

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The changes mean this year's meet at the Downs will start later, running from Aug. 8 through Sept. 20.

New Mexico's horse tracks and casinos have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. After a brief hiatus, races resumed at Ruidoso Downs in May but without spectators.


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