02/02/2005 12:00AM

Hipodromo de las Americas track report

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Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City will open a mixed meet for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses on Friday. The meet will run through Dec. 18.

During the season, 67 stakes will be decided, and among the richest events for Thoroughbreds are the Handicap de las Americas in May and the Mexican Derby in July. There are also several major stakes for Quarter Horses.

Lone Star Park near Dallas was a racing adviser to Hipodromo through 2003. The historic facility has undergone a number of renovations in recent years.