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Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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Horseracing at 7,000 feet elevation!

Ruidoso has many hiking trails, boutique shops, quaint cottages and restaurants, and of course... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Burleson, Texas
Escaped the Texas heatwave

I had a great idea last summer to spend time with my grandson and escape the triple diget tempature... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Robert C
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Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.
1461 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
+1 505-378-4431
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

I had a great idea last summer to spend time with my grandson and escape the triple diget tempature in Texas to watch exciting horse races. We had a great time and enjoyed the cool mountian tempature. I would have hopped for a little better...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Only place for many miles with live horse racing during the year, horse racing simulcasting everyday and a casino to boot! Friendly people and great service will make your day relaxing and fun. You got to give it a try when you're in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SonicBob
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Ruidoso has many hiking trails, boutique shops, quaint cottages and restaurants, and of course horse racing. We went to Ruidoso Downs for the last races of 2018 over Labor Day weekend. The weather was cool and rainy. The pines are tall and lovely. Such a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ldgibson56
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We all had a wonderful time at the racetrack. It was worth it to go to the Turf Club, where we could sit and dine... and place bets more easily. Such a nice view from up there! Wonderful table service and a decent menu.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fbglove
Reviewed 14 July 2018

It was our first experience at the racetracks. It was fun. We rented box seats for $45 for our group of four. I would recommend that. Also, if you rent, rent the lower numbers (ours was number 10). The lowered numbered boxes are on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 827vinceg
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great place for a family vacation spot if you love the mountains, golf, and the horse races. The track staff were very friendly and accommodating. Great place to watch the races!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Went down to the horse racing but they were not racing that afternoon. We decided to go in anyway and had some food and drinks. We notice that people were betting on the horses on tv so we enjoyed betting also. It was awesome.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Margie V
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We often visit family in the Ruidoso area and we love to go to the live races. There are new owners of this facility and they are making some great improvements. The facilities are being updated and repaired and lots of improvements are taking place....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dfoxsk
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Ruidoso Downs Race Track is a great place to spend the day. Friendly and helpful staff. They have top notch horse racing. Plenty of parking.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank I8603EFterryc
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Took a vacation in ruidoso to go to the horse races. Parking is easy, and stadium is well maintained. We usually get there a little early because we like the cheap seats that start in the sun for about an hour, but then are in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank johncrnkovic
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Response from 827vinceg | Reviewed this property |
The free seats are good seats unless it rains. The $40 boxes for four people are better. The tables are behind the boxes but higher up. I like the boxes. We like the lower numbered boxes the best. The tables and boxes are... More
5 May 2018|
Response from joystu47 | Reviewed this property |
I simply called the track to reserve a box for 4. They took my card number & we picked up at Will Call. Very easy!