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Ruidoso Downs

#3 of 31 things to do in Ruidoso Features Animals
217 Rio St, Ruidoso, NM 88345-7401
+1 505-378-4431
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Great Track

Actually my first Quarter horse races. The track was not busy so everything from seating to betting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bruce P
Day at the races!

Combination of quarter horse and thoroughbred races. Racing is Friday through Monday (summer... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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217 Rio St, Ruidoso, NM 88345-7401
+1 505-378-4431
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Actually my first Quarter horse races. The track was not busy so everything from seating to betting windows and food was really easy. They are however set up for 1000 more people on the biggest race days.

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Combination of quarter horse and thoroughbred races. Racing is Friday through Monday (summer). Monday is $1 hot dog and ice cream day. Adult beverage (beer) rather pricey at $8/draft

Thank Susan2904
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quarter horse races are fast and furious. It's an inexpensive way to spend an afternoon. We bought a box for 6 and at $10 a person, in the shade it was a bargain. The track is older so if you are looking for posh...More

1  Thank rescuesport
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area why NOT go to the racetrack for fun!? Friendly folks. Parking is free! Entrance is free! There are free seats or you can pay for better seats. We went there, stayed for four races and left. Doesn't have to...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love going to the races. I make whopping $2 bets because I know nothing about racing. It's fun to play along. I just watch the horses pass by and choose the ones I like best and go for it. It's best to just set...More

Thank katyflower
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Had a fantastic day at the races. It was packed then they had crafters that day with beautiful art work. Great drinks very nice race track.

Thank MJLoveables
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Good place to spend an afternoon watching the horses. It is usually cool there all summer long with big sky's to watch while waiting for the next race. Billy the kid casino is attached to the race area if you want something more to do....More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The horse racing is exciting. It is always fun to bet the horses and you can spend a little or a lot. I love the quarter horses. Always fun, friendly, and exciting.

Thank 581conniek
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Fun little casino. No table games. No horses were running when we went. Nice country atmosphere. The casino was crowded but finding a machine was no problem.

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I am a horse loving person and we like to watch the horses run. We always limit the amount we are going to spend betting as we really do not know the system very well. But the shear joy of seeing those beautiful animals running...More

Thank Peggy S
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