Home of The All American Futurity™
The World’s Richest Quarter Horse Race™
Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino is a unique mix of old and new. Starting in the 1930s in Mr. Miller’s cornfields, racing at Ruidoso Downs has had a long tradition of great racing and unique events. It is the only horse track in the United States and Europe that has separate quarter horse straightaway and oval thoroughbred tracks giving our spectators a unique venue.
Nestled in the cool pines of New Mexico, the track offers world-class racing in a down-home environment. During the summer months, we offer live quarter horse and thoroughbred racing every weekend. Our meet runs May – September with the running of the World’s Richest Quarter Horse Race the All American Futurity running on Labor Day. Simulcast wagering is available every day throughout the year. We also offer a slots-only casino featuring many of the hottest games available.
The area also boasts many world-renowned public and private golf courses, skiing and beautiful nature trails for other year-round activities. Learn more about Ruidoso.
Commitment to Safety and Integrity
Ruidoso Downs Race Track is committed to the safety and welfare of horses and riders. Part of this commitment is for clean racing. Ruidoso Downs has implemented a drug-detecting dog. Learn more about this initiative:
Ruidoso Downs Deploys Drug-Detecting Dog via BloodHorse
Ruidoso Downs Race Track Owners
Stan Sigman, Chairman: He is a graduate of West Texas State University and began his career with Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1965. A leader in the wireless industry, he helped create SBC Communication’s wireless business in the mid-1980s, managed its expansion into one of the largest wireless businesses in the nation and directed its integration into Bell South’s wireless group to form Cingular Wireless in 2001. He’s regarded as a wireless industry visionary and has been inducted into the Wireless History Foundation Hall of Fame. Sigman has a horse farm and ranch, and his race horses normally have his last name spelled backwards, “Namgis”.
Johnny Trotter: An avid horseman and roper, Trotter has served as director of First National Bank Shares, Inc., and is President of Livestock Investors, ltd., one of the largest cattle feeders in the United States. He is an officer in Deaf Smith Enterprises, a privately owned real estate company, and is President of Whiteface Ford dealership in Hereford, Texas. Trotter is past-president of the American Quarter Horse Association and has owned many champion race horses.
Narciso (Chicho) Flores is a native Texan who grew up working in the construction business and today is involved in a family partnership that owns one of the nation’s largest drywall installation and supply companies. A lifelong horseman, Flores owns a ranch in Ledbetter, Texas where his family raises horses. Flores has been a director in Texas Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Association and has raced horses throughout the nation.
Jeff True is a 30+ year veteran of the horse racing industry having served in multiple roles including bloodstock agent, track management, and, immediately prior to the Ruidoso role, as a technology company executive. A native of Plano Texas and graduate of Tarleton State University, True now resides in Alto, NM.
All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation
The All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation works to preserve and promote Ruidoso Downs’ heritage and prominence to the betterment of the regional and international industry through education, empowerment, and activities for current and future generations. Their focus includes the Hall of Fame, Cowboy Symposium and John Andreini Scholarship Fund.
Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino and the All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation announced the opening of the 2020 John Andreini Scholarship Application. Applications will close on April 15.
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible: the applicants or their families are involved in the horse racing community, the applicants must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their most recent year of study, and currently attend or will attend a college (university, vocation school or certificate program) within six months of the application date.
A total of $6,000 will be distributed to the worthiest candidates from all applications submitted. All applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the AARDF Board of Directors before making a final selection. The scholarship winners will be awarded during a presentation at Ruidoso Downs Race Track on May 30, 2020.