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Thu February 14, 2013
Albuquerque Horse Track Considers Nighttime Racing
An Albuquerque track wants to start nighttime racing but says it hasn't made a final decision.
The Downs at Albuquerque is moving ahead with installing lights that it already owns but the track would need to request and obtain state Racing Commission approval of a change to its license to start nighttime racing.
The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/ZcNnDW ) reports that getting state approval would require a public hearing and some area residents are already expressing opposition.
Track General Manager Darren White says nighttime racing is part of a plan that includes ongoing construction of a new casino and renovation of the track's grandstand.