07/31/2014 3:17PM

Richer purses bring new faces to Downs at Albuquerque meet


The Downs at Albuquerque will open one of its most significant meets in years Saturday. Purses have more than doubled since last season, the stakes schedule has been expanded, and there are a host of new stables on hand for the 54-date mixed meet for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses that continues through Oct. 26.