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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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Nominating, Sustaining Payments Due

Original nominations to six New Mexico-bred stakes and sustaining payments to the three Grade 1 derbies run at Ruidoso Downs are due on October 1. The six New Mexico-bred stakes races are the $375,000 (est.) Zia Futurity, $350,000 (est.) Mountain Top Quarter Horse Futurity and $175,000 (est.) Zia Derby for quarter horses and the $150,000 […]

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Mr Jess Jenkins Rallies to Win All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs

Jose Guzman and Rito Sosa’s Mr Jess Jenkins, a 13-1 longshot, spoiled owner R.D. Hubbard’s bid for his first All American Futurity victory when he rallied to get the neck win in the Grade 1, $3-million classic on Monday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The Labor Day program featuring the All American Futurity is the traditional […]

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Final Ruidoso Select Sale Total and Final Offering Finish with Increases

The final offering of the three-night Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale on Sunday night produced the sale’s top-three sellers, led by the $400,000 purchase of Oro Crystal by Stan Sigman and Johnny Trotter. The total sale finished on up 6.5 percent over last year’s offering with an average per horse sold of $49,585, compared to $46,580 […]

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Rustys Miracle Takes All American Derby, Cds Wine N Dine Wins All American Gold Cup

J & SM, Inc. Rustys Miracle showed her gameness with a gritty win in the Grade 1, $1,550,855 All American Derby on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The All American Derby offers the largest purse for three-year-olds in quarter horse racing. The winner receives an invitation to compete in the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of […]

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Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale Remains Up With Strong Second Session Results

The second session of the three-night Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale continued its strong showing with a second night of a 7.5-percent increase and 15 yearlings changing hands for $100,000 or more. All results are for per horse sold final. There were two yearlings that sold for more than $200,000. Fly The Coup topped the offering […]

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Senator Fast Jack Upsets John Andreini, Illtakeyouforaride Takes Bill Reed

Bob and Virginia McClure’s Senator Fast Jack got up in the finals strides to score a 18-1 upset in the $25,000 John Andreini Stakes at 440 yards while Illtakeyouforaride took the $20,000 Bill Reed Stakes during a stakes doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The John Andreini and the Bill Reed started the stakes […]

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Mr Riptide Heads All American Futurity On Ultimate Labor Day Card

Zia Futurity winner Mr Riptide comes off a powerful trial win to head the iconic Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity on Labor Day, the ultimate day of racing at Ruidoso Downs. The Labor Day program, closing day of the Ruidoso Downs summer season, also features the $200,000 All American Juvenile, the $143,091 Rio Grande […]

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Champs In All American Derby During Sensational Sunday Program

Reigning champions Flash and Roll and Flying Cowboy 123 racing in the Grade 1, $1,550,855 All American Derby head a sensational racing program on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The 440-yard All American Derby presents the largest purse of any derby in quarter horse racing and also awards the winner with an invitation to the […]

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Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale First Offering Shows Gains

The first of three nights of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale on Friday at Ruidoso Downs got off to a positive start with a 7.5-percent gain over 2018 opening night figures. Last year, the first offering average was $38,352 while this year’s first-night yearlings averaged $41,245. All figures are by per horse sold final. Heading […]

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John Andreini Stakes and Bill Reed Stakes Start Huge Labor Day Weekend

Lane and Sons Cattle Company’s Watah Flash competing in the $25,000 John Andreini Memorial Stakes at 440 yards and Karina Aldavaz’s Midevil Hero racing in the $20,000 Bill Reed Memorial Stakes over 870 yards on Saturday afternoon starts the stakes action during an incomparable Labor Day weekend at Ruidoso Downs. Racing runs on Friday through […]

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