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Celebratory Memorial Day Weekend Starts Friday With First Day of Ruidoso Futurity Trials

A celebratory Memorial Day race weekend begins Friday with the first of two days of trials to the Grade 1, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity that brings out two-year-olds with stakes experience and inexperienced youngsters who will reveal their potential. There were 274 two-year-olds entered in the trials with 14 350-yard trials contested on Friday and another […]

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Apocalyptical Jess Among Three Champs In Ruidoso Derby Trials

Bill Robbins’ champion and All American Futurity winner Apocalyptical Jess makes his first start at Ruidoso Downs since winning the Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity on Labor Day when he races in the 10 trials to the Grade 1, $957,483 Ruidoso Derby on Sunday afternoon. It is the second-largest purse in the history of […]

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Valiant Tiberias Brings Top Qualifier Status Into First Running of Ruidoso Maiden Stakes

Valiant Tiberias looks to confirm he is a horse with a bright future when he brings top-qualifier honors into the first running of the $116,840 Ruidoso Maiden Stakes on Monday, Memorial Day, at Ruidoso Downs. First post time is 1 p.m. Ruidoso Downs racing then resumes on Friday with the usual Friday through Monday schedule. […]

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Shaw Island Senator Fastest Qualifier To John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge

Wooten Racing’s homebred Shaw Island Senator outdueled favorite Will B Valiant and those two prospects set the top-two qualifying times from three trials to the Grade 3, $58,438 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The horses with the 10-fastest times qualified to compete in the John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge […]

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Valiant Tiberias Fastest Ruidoso Maiden Stakes Qualifier On Opening Day

Sergio Holguin’s Valiant Tiberias highlighted opening day on Friday at Ruidoso Downs by establishing the fastest qualifying time to the $116,840 Ruidoso Maiden Stakes. There were seven 350-yard trials to the Maiden Stakes with the horses posting the 10-fastest times eligible to return to compete in the Maiden Stakes on Memorial Day, May 27. The […]

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Welcome to Ruidoso Downs 2019 Horse Racing Season

The 2019 Ruidoso Downs Race Track season opens Mother’s Day weekend and we’re excited you are here for the races! You will find some major improvements at the race track this season that include extensive upgrades and renovations. They include a remodeled All American Turf Club top level, a completely remodeled Billy the Kid Casino and […]

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Apollitical B King Impresses During Third Day at Ruidoso Training Races

Rancho El Cabresto Inc.’s Apollitical B King raced to the fastest time from Wednesday’s 12 training races and also the quickest mark from the three days of training races that concluded on Wednesday at Ruidoso Downs. Apollitical B King covered the 300 yards in :15.782. Trainer Trey Wood saddled Apollitical B King along with Mark […]

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Three Times A Ladye Tops Second Day Of Ruidoso Downs Training Races On Tuesday

Three Times A Ladye, owned by 21 Partnership, raced to Tuesday’s top training-race time when she covered 300 yards in :16.007 while taking the 11th and final 300-yard training race. Three Times A Ladye won the training race by daylight over One Gold Eagle V, who recorded the session’s eighth-fastest mark of :16.192. A $60,000 […]

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Trey Wood Sends Out Two Fastest Juveniles On First Day of Ruidoso Downs Training Races

Rusty Allred Race Horses’ Fernweh along with Mark and Annette McCloy’s Mister Riptide, each from the Trey Wood stable, won their training races at Ruidoso Downs on Monday and established the top-two times from the 12 300-yard training races. The summer season at Ruidoso Downs opens on Friday with the trials to the $116,840 Maiden […]

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Ruidoso Downs Summer Season Starts Friday With Maiden Stakes Trials

The summer Ruidoso Downs racing season begins earlier than previous years and the gates open this Friday with the opening day highlighted by seven strong trials to the $116,840 Maiden Stakes. First post time is 1 p.m. The track features numerous improvements this year, including a remodeled All American Turf Club, a renovated Billy The […]

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First Andreini Scholarship Recipients Announced

The first class of John Andreini Scholarship recipients have been announced with six students receiving $1,000 each from the All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation (AARDF). The recipients are Karina Aldavaz of Dexter, New Mexico; Darin Andrew Chavers of Thornton, Colorado; Tylo Kim Farrar of College Station, Texas; Cheyann Lynn Jaramillo of Santa Teresa, New Mexico; […]

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