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Holloman, Kirtland, Cannon Air Force Athletic Teams To Compete in “Battle of the Bases”

A team of athletes representing all three of New Mexico’s Air Force bases — Holloman, Kirtland and Cannon Air Force bases — will appear at Ruidoso Downs Race Track on Saturday, August 10th in the first “Battle of the Bases” competition. “We’re looking forward to hosting the competition on the race track,” Ruidoso Downs’ president […]

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Dr Pepper Handicapping Challenge At Ruidoso Downs on Sunday

Handicappers take center stage once again on Sunday when Ruidoso Downs Race Track presents the second “Dr Pepper Handicapping Challenge” of the season. First post is 1 p.m. with free parking and general admission. “We had a tremendous response to the first handicapping contest, so we’re going to have another event using the same rules,” […]

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Chile the Kid Beer and Wine Festival Presented by City Bank Brings the First Green Chile of the Season, Food, Music and Fun

The second Chile the Kid Beer and Wine Festival presented by City Bank” opens Friday and runs through Sunday at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. The festival opens at 11 a.m. each day and runs until 8 p.m. Tickets to the festival are $15 and include a commemorative wine or beer glass for sampling. […]

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Zia Festival Vendors Provide a Wide Range of Unique Shopping For Thousands of Fans Attending the Zia Festival

Many fans of Ruidoso Downs Race Track agree that if you only come to the races one weekend all summer, the Zia Festival has something for everyone. “It’s an exciting weekend for racing and shopping,” Kana Laymon said. She is the vendor sales coordinator for the Zia Festival which now has approximately seventy vendor booths […]

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Tickets On Sale For Jake Hooker Concert During Zia Festival

Tickets are on sale for Jake Hooker and the Outsiders, who will perform at Ruidoso Downs Race Track on Saturday evening, July 27th as part of the Zia Festival activities that weekend. There will be general admission seating and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, and available at the box office or […]

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Winner of Jeep Wrangler at Billy the Kid Casino

Congratulations to Linda Allen of Ruidoso! Winner of the $30,000 Jeep Wrangler from Sierra Blanca Motors at Billy the Kid Casino!

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Ruidoso Downs Race Track Re-Creates “Blue Light Live” for Red Raider Weekend

Everyone that has been to Lubbock, Texas and loves west Texas- style music most likely knows all about Blue Light. “We’re a music venue that primarily features new artists,” Parker Morrow said. He books the bands for Blue Light and selected The Dirty River Boys and Kody West to appear at “Blue Light Live” this […]

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Winner of a Riding Lawn Mower at Billy the Kid Casino

Congrats to Kathy David of Ruidoso who picked up a Father’s Day Riding Lawn Mower!

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Five Things to Know About Saturday’s Dr Pepper Handicapping Challenge

1. It’s an on-track handicapping contest where contestants compete in five races (Ruidoso 6/7/8/9 and the Belmont Stakes.) on Saturday. 2. Cost to enter the contest is $60. Each player starts with $50 on their betting card and gets to keep the balance on the card after the five races. Players may purchase one or […]

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Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Tickets On Sale

Tickets are on sale for the 30th annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, Lincoln County’s annual western swing and cowboy music festival to be held October 10-13 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Daytime general admission tickets to the Cowboy Symposium remain at $20 and general admission to the evening concerts are $60. They are […]

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