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Race Track’s Updated Look Continues With a New Highway Sign, Turf Club and Casino Renovations

Race fans will notice significant changes to the Ruidoso Downs Race Track for the upcoming 2019 season. “Last year we put a new roof on the grandstand which probably wasn’t too noticeable to the public,” President and General Manager Jeff True told the audience listening to KWES Saturday Morning last week. “This year our visitors […]

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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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Hronis Racing's Accelerate and jockey Tyler Baze, outside, overpower Semper Fortis (Santiago Gonzalez), inside, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress CA. © BENOIT PHOTO
Pegasus World Cup Simulcast Saturday at Ruidoso Downs

Hronis Racing LLC’s potential 2018 Horse of the Year Accelerate heads a deep field in the Grade 1, $9-million Pegasus World Cup at one-and-one-eighth miles from Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Full simulcasting of the stakes-dominated program will be held at Billy’s Race Book adjacent to Ruidoso Downs. The doors open at Billy’s Sports Book at […]

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Ruidoso’s Graham Brothers Perform Saturday at Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill

Lincoln County’s classic country music band The Graham Brothers will appear Saturday, January 19 at Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill starting at 8 p.m., singing and playing dance music for guests enjoying the $14.94 Ribeye or Prime Rib Steak Special. “We’ve been playing country music for folks around here for 48 years,” brother Dale said. […]

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Live Entertainment and NFL Playoffs at Billy’s Sports Bar Each Weekend

Live entertainment returns to Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill this weekend with Karaoke on Friday nights and live bands playing every Saturday night in January and February. This Saturday night, the Home Grown Boys will perform beginning at 8 p.m. inside the sports bar. The NFL divisional playoff round will also be shown on large […]

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All American Triple Crown Nominations Due January 15

The original nomination payment of $250 for foals of 2018 to be nominated to the 2020 All American Triple Crown at Ruidoso Downs must be postmarked by January 15. That $250 payment nominates a foal of 2018 to the 2020 All American Futurity, Rainbow Futurity, and Ruidoso Futurity. If the horses are ultimately paid in […]

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