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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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Ruidoso Downs’ Ownership Wins Community Service Award

The Ruidoso Downs’ ownership was presented with the White Horse Community Service Award during the White Horse Award ceremonies at Churchill Downs during Breeders’ Cup festivities. It was given for work done expanding the chaplaincy with a new chapel The Ruidoso Downs’ ownership, All American Ruidoso Downs (AARD), is comprised of the Estate of John […]

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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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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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African Heat Has Hot Future After Señorita Win

Kirk and Judy Robison’s homebred African Heat is a hot horse for the future with a frontrunning win in the $135,378 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity for New Mexico-bred fillies on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. A daughter of Southwestern Heat, African Heat raced the five-and-one-half furlongs in 1:03.43. African Heat, with Alfred Juarez Jr. aboard, […]

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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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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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