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Ruidoso Downs Announces Summer Sponsors

Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino welcomes major corporate sponsors City Bank, Admiral Beverage Inc., and Sierra Blanca Motors for the upcoming 2019 Horse Racing Season starting May 10. “We have a tremendous relationship with our business partners as well as a large group of supporting businesses in this community that believe in our product,” […]

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Upcoming events at Ruidoso Downs

Barn area open for set up                                April 15 Barn area opens for horses                              April 19 Track opens for training                                  April 22 Grand Reopening Media Brunch                    April 25 (media invited) Brunch at 11:30 a.m. In renovated Turf Club, also important updates to casino Training races (non-betting)                            May 6-8 Opening day                                                    May […]

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Star-studded lineup scheduled for 30th Anniversary edition of the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium on Oct. 11-13

The legendary Ray Benson’s Asleep at the Wheel leads the featured concerts scheduled for a landmark 30th annual edition of Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium held on October 10-13 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. “This is a special occasion marking our 30th year,” music director Dave Alexander said. “The ownership team at Ruidoso Downs […]

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Ruidoso Downs Race Track Sets Job Fair Dates For 2019 Summer

Ruidoso Downs Race Track has started taking full-time and part-time position applications for employment during the upcoming racing season. The racetrack is expected to hire between about 300 people between now and the first day of live horse racing on May 10. “We’re hiring for all departments,” president and general Manager Jeff True said. “We […]

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Billy The Kid Casino Gives Away $6,000 in Pavelka’s Bedroom Sets in March

A total of $6,000 in bedroom rests from Pavelka’s Sleep and Comfort Store will be given away at Billy the Kid Casino during the month of March in three separate drawings. Casino players will earn drawing tickets by playing the slot machines with a Rewards Club card. They must be present to win on Thursday […]

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First John Andreini Scholarship Announced by AARD Foundation

The first scholarship award in memory of the late John Andreini has been announced for Fall 2019. Applications will be open February 15 and close on April 15 through the All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation  An award total of $6,000 will be distributed to the worthiest candidates from all applications submitted. A written essay is […]

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Billy The Kid Casino Gives Away $5,000 in Jewelry for Valentine’s Week

Billy the Kid Casino will be conducting “Billy’s Valentine’s Turquoise Giveaway” promotion with approximately $5,000 in turquoise jewelry to be given away as part of a partnership with Apache Trading Company of Ruidoso February 11th through 14th. “We have some fabulous turquoise jewelry pieces to give away to our visitors who come to the casino,” […]

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Ruidoso Downs Race Track Remembers Jerry “Nic” Nicodemus

Jerry “Nic” Nicodemus, considered one of quarter horse racing’s greatest jockeys of all time, died Wednesday at his residence in Ruidoso. He was 73 years old. “He was a great friend to so many people within the racing industry and we are all shocked and saddened by his passing,” Ruidoso Downs President and General Manager […]

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Big Game Party at Billy the Kid Casino

Billy the Kid Casino is having a “Big Game Party” this Sunday afternoon when the Rams and Patriots meet in Superbowl LVIII. “We want to welcome everyone to our party to watch the game, have some great food and drink specials, and try to win a share of $500,” Ruidoso Downs Race Track President and […]

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HomeGrown Boyz Perform this Saturday Night

Live entertainment returns to Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill this weekend with Karaoke on Friday night and the HomeGrown Boyz performing a memorable show on Saturday night. The HomeGrown Boyz hit the stage at 8 p.m. inside the sports bar. There will be a $14.95 rib-eye or prime rib steak dinner special that includes baked […]

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