Sandy Downs Opens Five-Day Meet Saturday

The track's stakes schedule is topped by the $150,000-est. Bitterroot Futurity.

Edited press release

Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls opens its five-day race meet on Saturday.

Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls will open its five-day meet on Saturday. Post time for the first race on opening day is 12 p.m. (MDT).

Sandy Downs will offer live racing programs on the following days: June 11 and 25, August 27-28, and September 11. Post time will be 5 p.m. on June 25 and August 27 and 1 p.m. on August 28 and September 11.

Sandy Downs' stakes schedule will feature the $150,000-est. Bitterrroot Futurity (R) on June 25. Due to the large number of horses hauling in for the track's races, horsemen are urged to make their travel accomodations in a timely manner. LaQuinta Inn and Suites is a sponsor of IdaRacing, which operates the Sandy Downs meet, and is offering a special horsemen's rate. Use promo code IDARS1 when making reservations.

Horsemen are also reminded that the nominations and first-payment deadline for the Hawthorne/Idaho Cup Futurity (R) is June 15.

Saturday's opening-day program will be highlighted by the simulcast of the Belmont Stakes (G1), the third jewel in Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. The track's "Belmont Block Party" will feature Indian relay races and live music. Giveaways scheduled include complimentary hot dogs and entertainment for children, as well as complimentary wagering vouchers for adults.

For more information on the Sandy Downs meet, visit the track's website.

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