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PO Box 449
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346

575-378-4431

Important Dates

Important Dates

January 2017

Fri - January 15, 2017                  -          Payments Due for 2017 Futurities (Ruidoso, Rainbow & All American) and 2018 Triple Crown

February 2017

Mon - February 1, 2017             -          Payments Due for 2017 Derbies (Ruidoso, Rainbow & All American) and NM Bred Races (Zias, Mountain Tops, & Senor/Senoritas)

March 2017

Mon - March 13, 2017                -          Stall Apps Due for 2017 Season

Tue - March 15, 2017                  -          Payments Due for 2017 Futurities (Ruidoso, Rainbow & All American) and 2018 Triple Crown

April 2017

Fri - April 1, 2017                          -          Payments Due for 2017 Derbies (Ruidoso, Rainbow & All American) and NM Bred Races (Zias, Mountain Tops, & Senor/Senoritas)

Sat - April 8, 2017                         -          Job Fair

Fri - April 15, 2017                        -          Payments Due for 2017 Futurities (Ruidoso, Rainbow & All American)

Mon - April 17, 2017                   -          Stall Setup

Sat - April 22, 2017                       -          Job Fair

Mon - April 24, 2017                   -          Barn Area Open for Horses

Fri - April 28, 2017                        -          Track Open

Sun - April 30, 2017                     -          Track Surface Closed

May 2017

Mon - May 1, 2017                       -          Quarter Horse Gates Set

Mon - May 1, 2017                       -          Entry for Training Races ($50 per horse)

Mon - May 1, 2017                       -          Ruidoso Horse Sale Entry Deadline – NM Bred Sale

Sat - May 6, 2017                          -          Kentucky Derby

Sun - May 7, 2017                         -          Track Surface Closed

Mon - May 8, 2017                       -          Training Races Day 1

Tues - May 9, 2017                       -          Training Races Day 2

Wed - May 10, 2017                    -          Training Races Day 3

Sat - May 13, 2017                        -          Job Fair

Sun - May 14, 2017                      -          Track Surface Closed

Mon - May 15, 2017                    -          Thoroughbred Gates Set

Mon - May 15, 2017                    -          Ruidoso Horse Sale Entry Deadline – Select Sale & Select Embryo

Tue - May 16, 2017                      -          Ten Days Before Futurity Trials

Thur - May 18, 2017                     -          Ten Days Before Derby Trials

Fri - May 19, 2017                         -          Entry Day for Ruidoso Futurity Trials

Sat - May 20, 2017                        -          Preakness Stakes

Sun - May 21, 2017                      -          Track Surface Closed

Sun - May 21, 2017                      -          Entry Day for Ruidoso Derby Trials

Fri - May 26, 2017                         -          Ruidoso Futurity Trials

Fri - May 26, 2017                         -          Entry Day for Mountain Top NM Bred QH Futurity Trials

Sat - May 27, 2017                        -          Ruidoso Futurity Trials

Sun - May 28, 2017                      -          Ruidoso Derby Trials

June 2017

Thur - June 1, 2017                      -          Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium tickets go on sale

Fri - June 2, 2017                          -          Mountain Top NM Bred QH Futurity Trials

Fri - June 2, 2017                          -          Entry Day for Mountain Top NM Bred TB Futurity Trials

Sat - June 3, 2017                         -          First Lady Handicap - $30,000

Fri - June 9, 2017                          -          Mountain Top NM Bred TB Futurity Trials

Sat - June 10, 2017                       -          Ruidoso Derby Final (G1) - $1,000,000 est.

Sat - June 10, 2017                       -          Mr Jess Perry - $100,000

Sat - June 10, 2017                       -          Belmont Stakes

Sun - June 11, 2017                      -          Ruidoso Futurity Final (G1) - $1,000,000 est.

Sun- June 11, 2017                       -          Ruidoso Juvenile Final - $100,000

Wed - June 15, 2017                   -          Payments Due for 2018 Triple Crown

Sat - June 17, 2017                       -          Adequan Derby Trials

Sat - June 17, 2017                       -          Mountain Top NM Bred QH Final (RG3) - $350,000 est.

Fri - June 23, 2017                        -          Hall of Fame Induction Party (Invitation only)

Sat - June 24, 2017                       -          Mountain Top NM Bred TB Futurity Final - $175,000 est.

Tue - June 27, 2017                      -          Ten Days Before Futurity Trials

Thur - June 29, 2017                    -          Ten Days Before Derby Trials

Fri - June 30, 2017                        -          Entry Day for Rainbow QH Futurity Trials

July 2017

Sat - July 1, 2017                           -          Adequan Derby Final - $60,000 est.

Sat - July 1, 2017                           -          Higheasterjet Handicap (G3) - $50,000

Sun - July 2, 2017                          -          Entry Day for Rainbow QH Derby Trials

Fri - July 7, 2017                            -          Rainbow Futurity Trials

Sat - July 8, 2017                           -          Rainbow Futurity Trials

Sat - July 8, 2017                           -          Entry Day for Zia Futurity and Derby Trials

Sun - July 9, 2017                          -          Rainbow Derby Trials

Fri - July 14, 2017                          -          John Deere Trials

Sat - July 15, 2017                         -          Zia Derby Trials

Sat - July 15, 2017                         -          Zia Futurity Trials

Fri - July 21, 2017                          -          Rainbow Derby/Futurity Qualifier Party (Invitation Only)

Sat - July 22, 2017                         -          Rainbow Derby Finals (G1) - $1,200,000 est.

Sat - July 22, 2017                         -          Corona Cartel - $100,000

Sun - July 23, 2017                       -          Rainbow Futurity Final (G1) - $1,000,000 est.

Sun - July 23, 2017                       -          Rainbow Juvenile Final - $100,000

Sat - July 29, 2017                         -          Zia Weekend

Sat - July 29, 2017                         -          By By JJ - $50,000

Sat - July 29, 2017                         -          Bobby Dan Crenshaw Mem. - $20,000

Sat - July 29, 2017                         -          John Deere Final (G3) - $75,000 est.

Sun - July 30, 2017                       -          Zia Weekend

Sun - July 30, 2017                       -          Zia Handicap (RG2) - $50,000

Sun - July 30, 2017                       -          Sierra Starlet - $50,000

Sun - July 30, 2017                       -          Sierra Blanca Handicap - $50,000

Sun - July 30, 2017                       -          Road Runner Handicap - $50,000

Sun - July 30, 2017                       -          Zia 870 Championship - $50,000

Sun - July 30, 2017                       -          Lincoln Handicap - $50,000

Sun - July 30, 2017                       -          Land of Enchantment Handicap - $50,000

Sun - July 30, 2017                       -          Zia Derby Final (RG2) - $150,000 est.

Sun - July 30, 2017                       -          Zia Futurity Final - $400,000 est.

August 2017

Sat - August 5, 2017                     -          Mr Jet Moore Handicap (G2) - $50,000

Sat - August 5, 2017                     -          Pink Day at the Races

Sat - August 5, 2017                     -          Entry Day for Rio Grande Senor & Senorita Trials

Tue - August 8, 2017                   -          Ten Days Before Futurity Trials

Thur - August 10, 2017               -          Ten Days Before Derby Trials

Fri - August 11, 2017                   -          Entry Day for All American Futurity Trials

Sat - August 12, 2017                  -          Rio Grande Senor TB Futurity Trials

Sat - August 12, 2017                  -          Rio Grande Senorita TB Futurity Trials

Sat - August 12, 2017                  -          Brigand - $20,000

Sun - August 13, 2017                 -          Entry Day for All American Derby Trials

Thur - August 17, 2017               -          AQHA Council Meeting (HOF)

Fri - August 18, 2017                   -          New Mexico Bred Horse Sale

Fri - August 18, 2017                   -          All American Futurity Trials

Sat - August 19, 2017                  -          New Mexico Bred Horse Sale

Sat - August 19, 2017                  -          Select Foal in Utero Sale

Sat - August 19, 2017                  -          All American Futurity Trials

Sun - August 20, 2017                 -          All American Derby Trials

Thu - August 31, 2017                 -          All American Derby/Futurity Post Position Brunch (Invitation only)

September 2017

Fri - September 1, 2017             -          Select Yearling Sale

Sat - September 2, 2017            -          Select Yearling Sale

Sun - September 3, 2017           -          Bill Reed Memorial Stakes - $20,000

Sun - September 3, 2017           -          Select Yearling Sale

Sun - September 3, 2017           -          Red, White and Blue TB Claiming Stakes - $15,000

Sun - September 3, 2017           -          All American Gold Cup (G1) - $200,000

Sun - September 3, 2017           -          Rio Grande Senorita TB Futurity Final - $175,000 est.

Sun - September 3, 2017           -          All American Derby Final (G1) - $1,500,000 est.

Sun - September 3, 2017           -          First Down Dash - $100,000

Mon - September 4, 2017         -          Ruidoso Sprint TB Claiming Stakes - $15,000

Mon - September 4, 2017         -          Ruidoso NM TB Championship - $50,000

Mon - September 4, 2017         -          Tribute to the Troops QH Claiming Race - $30,000

Mon - September 4, 2017         -          Labor Day TB Claiming Stakes - $15,000

Mon - September 4, 2017         -          Rio Grande Senor TB Futurity Final - $175,000 est.

Mon - September 4, 2017         -          All American Futurity Final (G1) - $3,000,000 est.

Mon - September 4, 2017         -          All American Juvenile - $200,000

Mon - September 4, 2017         -          Stars & Stripes QH NM Bred Claiming Stakes - $30,000

Mon - September 4, 2017         -          Commander in Chief TB NM Bred Claiming Stakes - $30,000

October 2017

Sat - October 1, 2017                  -          Payments Due for 2018 Derbies (Ruidoso, Rainbow & All American) and NM Bred Races (Zias, Mountain Tops, & Senor/Senoritas)

Thu - October 12, 2017               -          Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Concert 7 PM

Fri - October 13, 2017                 -          Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

Sat - October 14, 2017                -          Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

Sun - October 15, 2017               -          Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium ends at Noon

November 2017

Tue - November 15, 2017         -          Payments Due for 2018 Futurities (Ruidoso, Rainbow & All American)

December 2017

Thu - December 1, 2017            -          Payments Due for 2018 Derbies (Ruidoso, Rainbow & All American) and NM Bred Races (Zias, Mountain Tops, & Senor/Senoritas)

Code Key

Bold Print                                        -          Horse Races

Normal Print                                   -          Events

Italic Print                                       -          Nomination Due Dates