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Ruidoso Downs Race Track

#2 of 6 things to do in Ruidoso Downs Features Animals
1461 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
+1 505-378-4431
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Fun experience. The staff is very nice and are looking to make your time at the track enjoyable.

The employees are very nice and the experience is enjoyable. The racetrack is in a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
M723VDdavidm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Fun day at the races!

Free parking, very far way. But,we were lucky enough to get a free tram ride as soon as we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SophiethePom
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Amarillo, Texas
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Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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1461 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The employees are very nice and the experience is enjoyable. The racetrack is in a beautiful setting with the mountains in the background. The building needs a face lift and the grounds need some landscaping.

Thank M723VDdavidm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free parking, very far way. But,we were lucky enough to get a free tram ride as soon as we arrived, and also a return trip without a wait. The building and stands are old and in need of a serious renovation, but ok. They were...More

Thank SophiethePom
Reviewed 18 May 2017

If you enjoy the horse race scene, this is a fun day. We enjoyed the museum, the restaurant, and the thrill of being trackside! Be sure to pick up the tipsheets from a convenience store before going the night before so you can study the...More

Thank Alesia T
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Like gambling? want to eat something above average while there? Go on Friday or Saturday when they offer their specials. They have catfish and shrimp on Friday and prime rib on Saturday. We did not eat the prime rib but had the catfish. It is...More

Thank Bill934
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Was just there for the Cowboy Poetry and the entire experience was great. The staff was helpful in directing which way to go, the event was fun and a good time was had by all.

Thank mdlogan5
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is the first time we went to a horse race and it was fun. We did some betting and enjoyed it. Would recommend this to anyone else.

Thank liwai
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

As always great experience. Crowds are always friendly. Nice weather, Zia Days fun time to go, TB races and lots of vendors adds to the fun!

Thank Lorrie S
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We loved the races, as always, but it was so nice to have a place for our grand children to play on bounce slides, etc and get face painting done. The adults enjoyed the arts and crafts booths. Lots of betting windows, so one doesn't...More

Thank windmills
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Kids had a great time. We all bet on horses. It was fun to read and see horses then place bets. Exciting and fun time for all.

Thank TRICIA B
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoy coming to the track having a few beers and making small bets. Free parking, shuttle will pick you up and take you to the entrance. General admission is free. We like the short sprint races. It's fun to get right up on the...More

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TombstoneMercantile
Can I take my purse into the race track
5 September 2016|
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Response from windmills | Reviewed this property |
Yes
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Paul S
when is it open?'
19 April 2015|
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Response from rgaven | Reviewed this property |
raceruidoso com/racing go to their site and view. I attended an event.
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