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Ruidoso Downs Barn Area Opening Delayed

All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC, the partnership consisting of Stan Sigman, Johnny Trotter, and Chicho Flores, which operates the track and casino, have decided to postpone until further notice the arrival of horsemen and horses to the Ruidoso Downs barn area. Ruidoso Downs Race Track originally planned for an April 15 opening for horses and in light […]

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Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing Season Opens Memorial Day Weekend

Ruidoso Downs Race Track kicks off its summer racing season over Memorial Day Weekend when live racing begins on Friday, May 22. The 2020 season covers 16 weeks of Friday through Sunday afternoon racing, plus Memorial Day and Labor Day Monday for a total of 50 live racing days for quarter horses and thoroughbreds. Horsemen […]

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The John Andreini Scholarship Application Opens for 2020

Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino and the All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation announced the opening of the 2020 John Andreini Scholarship Application.  Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible: the applicants or their families are involved in the horse racing community, the applicants must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 in […]

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All New Daily Promos at Billy the Kid Casino

Billy the Kid Casino is offering all new daily promos starting in February. Each day of the week offers something different for players from cash drawings, to giveaways, and point multipliers. “We wanted to simplify our daily promotions at Billy the Kid Casino,” Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino President and General Manager Jeff True […]

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AARD Mourns Passing of Longtime Employee Amanda Greer

With great sadness, All American Ruidoso Downs shares the news of the passing of Amanda Greer on December 31, 2019. Amanda was an integral part of the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino operations and management team and will leave a legacy of dedication, hard work, and a love for children and education. Her colleagues […]

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Live Entertainment Every Weekend at Billy’s Sports Bar

Live music at Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. NO COVER. Grab a green chile cheeseburger for $6.95 on Fridays or our prime rib or ribeye steak special for $14.95 on Saturday night. Upcoming acts Jan 10    Bonfire Jan 11    Home Grown Boyz Jan 17   TBA Jan 18    […]

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New Mexico’s Mike Smith Rides Five Horses in Breeders’ Cup This Weekend, Watch and Wager on Races at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

New Mexico’s Mike Smith will ride five horses this weekend in the Breeder’s Cup World Championships to be held Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita Race Course. Ruidoso Downs Race Track will conduct simulcast wagering on the races each day. Wagers may be made on Friday for Saturday’s races. Free seating is available in the […]

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Ruidoso Downs Race Track Hosts Breeders’ Cup Simulcast on Friday and Saturday

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships with $30 million in purses will be simulcast on Friday and Saturday in Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill. Ruidoso Downs provides seating in the regular simulcast venue along with special seating available inside Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill. Advance wagering on Saturday’s card begins on Friday. There special doubles will […]

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30th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Begins on October 10

The 30th annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, Lincoln County’s hugely popular western swing and cowboy music festival, comes to Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino on October 10-13 with an entertaining array of western-themed activities. Daytime general admission tickets to the Cowboy Symposium are $20 and general admission to the evening concerts are $60. They […]

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New Mexico State Chili Championship and “Show and Shine” Part of Aspenfest Weekend on Oct 5 at Ruidoso Downs

The 40th annual New Mexico State Open Chili Championship returns to Ruidoso Downs Race Track October 5. The public is invited to sample and participate in the “People’s Choice Award” for the best-tasting chili from approximately 40 teams of chili cooks attempting to become the state championship team that represents New Mexico in national competition […]

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Ruidoso Downs Race Track Welcomes 50th Annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally

Ruidoso Downs Race Track welcomes thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts for the 50th annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally starting on Wednesday, September 18 and running through Sunday, September 22. The annual motorcycle rally is considered one of the largest in the region. It features top national motorcycle vendors including, Barnett Harley Davidson of El Paso, Texas; […]

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