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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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RUIDOSO DOWNS RACE TRACK WELCOMES GOLDEN ASPEN MOTORCYCLE RALLY

RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (September 14, 2018) — For the first time in many years, the 49th annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally is returning to Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino starting Wednesday, September 19 through Sunday September 23. “We welcome all bikers to come to our facility and enjoy the week,” said Jeff True, […]

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Apocalyptical Jess wins $3-milllion All American Futurity.
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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Apocalyptical Jess wins $3-milllion All American Futurity.
Apocalyptical Jess Wins All American Futurity, Danjer Takes All American Juvenile

RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (September 3, 2018) — Bill Robbins’ Apocalyptical Jess gave trainer Blane Wood his first win in the Grade 1, $3,000,000 All American Futurity and Wood now joins his father Leo as the only father-son pair to win the All American Futurity. Leo Wood won the 1979 All American Futurity with Dan and […]

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Hotstepper Fights To $1.2M All American Derby Win

Hotstepper, a $63,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale purchase, would not be denied while defeating last year’s All American Futurity winner Fly Baby Fly in the Grade 1 $1,237,604 All American Derby at Ruidoso Downs on Sunday afternoon The $100,000 First Down Dash, the race before the All American Derby, was taken by Intense Fire. Also […]

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Bodacious Eagle Beats Deep Field in $200,000 All American Gold Cup

Johnny Trotter’s always dangerous Bodacious Eagle ran his best race of the year to beat a deep field in the Grade 1, $200,000 All American Gold Cup on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Racing over a sealed track in a moderate rain, Bodacious Eagle was timed in :21.418for the 440 yards. “When the track got […]

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Good Candy P topped final night and sale at $340,000.
Super Select Sale Ends With Sensational Session

        The Ruidoso Super Select Yearling Sale’s three-session run concluded on Sunday night with a new sale high seller and an sensational sale average The entire sale averaged $46,580 per horse (sold), an 8.7-percent increase over the 2017 offering. The Sunday night session averaged $51,739 per horse (sold), a 12.2-percent boost over […]

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Jess Helene topped second night at $257,000.
Second Ruidoso Select Sale Session Up 11 Percent

    The second session of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale on Saturday night was up 11 percent, led by a pair of yearlings that each brought more than $200,000. Nine additional yearlings sold for more than $100,000. The average on per horse sold (final) was $48,135. The total sale through the first two nights […]

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$300,000 Colt Leads First Night Of Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale

RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (September 1, 2018) — A Sweet Jess topped the first session of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale at $300,000 on Friday night at Ruidoso Downs. The first night of the sale was off 2.6-percent from a flawed 2017 sale. Last year, there was a power outage that interrupted and delayed the […]

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Mm Fourinthemorning winning Rainbow Futurity.
Mm Fourinthemorning Leads Wood Threesome In All American Futurity

    Mark and Annette McCloy’s homebred Mm Fourinthemorning, the top-ranked two-year-old quarter horse nationally, leads three horses from the Blane Wood stable in the Grade 1, $3,000,000 All American Futurity on Monday at Ruidoso Downs. Monday’s Labor Day program concludes the summer season at Ruidoso Downs. First post time is noon on Friday through […]

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