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New Digital Improvements Deployed at Ruidoso Downs

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM (April 20, 2018) — Billy The Kid Casino will install 100 new slot machines by opening day May 25th and a newly developed website debuts today. The new slot machines will offer the latest technology from Aristocrat, Ainsworth, IGT, Bally’s and Konami. The renovation upgrades one-third of the entire casino floor to […]

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Stakes Schedule for Ruidoso Downs

The 70th running of the All American Futurity on Labor Day (September 3) caps a stakes lineup at Ruidoso Downs that features 7 Grade 1 races and more than $13.6 million in stakes purses and bonuses over 47 racing days. The 2018 summer season starts on Friday, May 25, with the first of two consecutive […]

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Ruidoso Downs’ Job Fair Saturday In Billy’s Sports Bar

RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (April 10, 2018) — The Job Fair this Saturday at Ruidoso Downs and Billy The Kid Casino offers summer seasonal opportunities. The 500 positions at Ruidoso Downs are overwhelmingly summer seasonal jobs offered on Saturday. The Job Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill […]

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Job Fair Saturday at Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso Downs and Billy The Kid Casino employ about 500 people during the summer racing season and the vast majority of those positions are summer seasonal opportunities which will be available at the first Job Fair this Saturday. The Job Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill […]

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Jessies First Down Leads Ruidoso Raced Champions

Ted Abrams’ homebred Jessies First Down repeated as the world champion and led five horses that raced at Ruidoso Downs last summer named 2017 champions. There are 12 championship awards for quarter horses racing in the United States. They are the major awards. Ruidoso Downs raced horses took eight of those titles. The champions were […]

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All American Triple Crown Nominations Due January 15
All American Triple Crown Nominations Due January 15

The initial payment of $250 for foals of 2017 to be nominated to the 2019 All American Triple Crown at Ruidoso Downs must be postmarked by January 15. That $250 payment nominates the foal of 2017 to the 2019 runnings of the Grade 1, $3-million (est.) All American Futurity, the Grade 1, $1-million Rainbow Futurity […]

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$3-Million In Bonuses This Summer In Futurities and Derbies
$3-Million In Bonuses This Summer In Futurities and Derbies

A monumental step forward for three-year-old quarter horse racing will occur this summer at Ruidoso Downs when the $1-million All American Triple Crown Derby Bonus is offered to the connections of any horse that can win the track’s three Grade 1 derbies. Those three Grade 1 derbies are the $750,000 (est.) Ruidoso Derby at 400 […]

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Pevehouse Among 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
Pevehouse Among 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

The late Carl Pevehouse is the owner/breeder in the 2018 class to be inducted into Ruidoso Downs’ Racehorse Hall of Fame in June. Joining Pevehouse in the 2018 class is trainer Jaime Gomez, jockey Cody Jensen and One Famous Eagle. Lowell Neumayer will be presented with a special achievement award. The Racehorse Hall of Fame […]

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Ruidoso Downs Announces Trial Purse Increases And Supplemental Nomination Incentive
Ruidoso Downs Announces Trial Purse Increases And Supplemental Nomination Incentive

The trial purses for the 2018 Triple Crown series – both futurities and derbies – will be doubled from $4,000 to $8,000. Ruidoso is also offering a one-time, $1,000 reduction of the supplemental nomination fees as an incentive for the 2018 Triple Crown futurities. Those futurity supplemental nomination fees will be reduced by $1,000 and […]

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Sale of Ruidoso Downs, Casino, Horse Sale Finalized
Sale of Ruidoso Downs, Casino, Horse Sale Finalized

The sale of Ruidoso Downs, the Billy the Kid Casino and the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company closed on October 12 to a group of four accomplished horsemen and businessmen. The buyers are Stan Sigman, John Andreini, Narciso “Chicho” Flores and Johnny Trotter. The new ownership is named All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC (AARD) and All […]

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Jessies First Down Makes Statement In All American Gold Cup
Jessies First Down Makes Statement In All American Gold Cup

Ted Abrams’ homebred Jessies First Down made a strong statement about possibly defending his 2016 world championship title when he ran away from a strong field in the Grade 1, $200,000 All American Gold Cup on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The field had earned $5.8 million coming into the All American Gold Cup. The […]

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