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Complete Football Packages and Promotions Every Saturday and Sunday at Billy’s

All of football’s compelling action — through both the college and NFL complete television packages — is now available at Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill in the Billy the Kid Casino adjacent to Ruidoso Downs Race Track. The doors open at 10 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday. New this season is the total NCAA football […]

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RAIN DANCE Gala Scheduled to Debut in Summer, 2019

    Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino, America’s preeminent quarter horse race track, in conjunction with Rainmakers Resort and Club and the Spencer Performing Arts Theater, jointly announce the inaugural RAIN DANCE gala event to take place in July of 2019 in the Sacramento Mountains near Ruidoso, New Mexico. RAIN DANCE will be an upscale, […]

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Rainbow Oaks Added To Rainbow Series

The Rainbow Derby will add an optional race restricted to three-year-old fillies, named the Rainbow Oaks, in addition to the current Grade 1 Rainbow Derby for three-year-olds of both sexes beginning in 2020. This matches the recent announcement of the All American Oaks. The format for foals of 2017 will cap the purse for the […]

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First Season Under New Ownership A Tremendous Success

The first season of racing at Ruidoso Downs under the new ownership of All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC (AARD) has been deemed a tremendous success. “Our first season was gratifying to the extent we made some policy choices and some investments that fans and horsemen responded to favorably,” said True, president and general manager. The […]

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Pink Day Saturday at Ruidoso Downs

Raising cancer awareness and the availability of free mammograms at Lincoln County Medical Center highlight The Race to Whip Cancer, otherwise known as Pink Day, on Saturday at Ruidoso Downs. The Pink Day theme is expressed through all of the jockeys wearing pink silks, pink tee shirts being sold, pony horses decked out in pink […]

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Trainer Wes Giles Wins Two Largest Zia Purses

RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (July 29, 2018) —Wes Giles’ trained horses won the two largest purses during the Zia Festival program on Sunday at Ruidoso Downs when Jess Fire Chick took the $409,680 Zia Quarter Horse Futurity and Bigg Daddy won the $190,937 Zia Quarter Horse Derby. The nine stakes races on the Zia program […]

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Ruidoso Downs Ownership Partner John Andreini Dies In California

RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (July 27, 2018) — John Andreini, of San Mateo, California, died following a brain aneurysm on Friday morning. He was 90. Andreini was one of four partners in All American Ruidoso Downs Racing, LLC (AARD) and All American Ruidoso Horse Sales, LLC (AARHS). These companies operate Ruidoso Downs Race Track, the Billy the […]

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Ruidoso Downs Man Wins Jeep

Joe Hayhurst of Ruidoso Downs won a 2018 Jeep Compass tonight at Billy the Kid Casino.   Joe was last of 30 finalists selected to pick a box with a prize inside including cash, free slot play and the Jeep. All the boxes were selected until Joe picked the final box number 18.   “I […]

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Ruidoso Downs Race Track Announces Concerts for Upcoming Racing Season

  Race Track Welcomes Red Steagall, Flatland Cavalry, AB Quintanilla Electro Kumbia (Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico) Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino will stage a series of concerts at the track facility during the 2018 racing season that opens on May 25. Legendary performer Red Steagall will perform Sunday evening, May 27, at the Ruidoso […]

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New Digital Improvements Deployed at Ruidoso Downs

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM (April 20, 2018) — Billy The Kid Casino will install 100 new slot machines by opening day May 25th and a newly developed website debuts today. The new slot machines will offer the latest technology from Aristocrat, Ainsworth, IGT, Bally’s and Konami. The renovation upgrades one-third of the entire casino floor to […]

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Ruidoso Downs’ Job Fair Saturday In Billy’s Sports Bar

RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (April 10, 2018) — The Job Fair this Saturday at Ruidoso Downs and Billy The Kid Casino offers summer seasonal opportunities. The 500 positions at Ruidoso Downs are overwhelmingly summer seasonal jobs offered on Saturday. The Job Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill […]

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