Promotions and Special Events

Promotions and Special Events

2018 Important Dates

Mon

16
Apr

Barn Area Open for Set-up

Event Details

Time

April 16

Fri

25
May

Opening Weekend

Event Details

The horses return Memorial Day weekend with trials for the $1-million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity and the $750,000 (est.) Ruidoso Derby. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Billy the Kid Casino will draw 10 finalists each night to win a Jeep Compass on Sunday evening valued at $25,000, and the first 500 fans Friday, Saturday and Sunday will receive a free Ruidoso Downs t-shirt. The legendary Red Steagall performs Sunday evening in the horse sale arena at 7 p.m. Telephone for tickets or reservations at 575-378-4140.

Time

May 25 - May 28

Sun

27
May

An Evening with Red Steagall

Event Details

Located at the Sales Pavilion at Ruidoso Downs, 100 Joe Welch Drive, Ruidoso Downs, NM.  We will start off at 6 PM will have cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a 7 PM show.

Come out to support the new All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation.

Tickets are $75 general admission and $150 reserved seating

All 575-378-4140 and ask for reservations.

Time

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fri

01
Jun

Red Raider

Event Details

Ruidoso Downs celebrates our friends from Lubbock, Texas Tech University and alumni as we welcome new country sensation Flatland Cavalry for a concert under the stars on Saturday night, June 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. Telephone 575-378-4140 for tickets. 

 

Time

June 1 - June 3

Fri

08
Jun

Ruidoso Futurity/Derby

Event Details

Which two-year-old becomes an overnight sensation by winning the first leg of quarter horse racing’s triple crown? We will all find out together by watching the finals of the $1-million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity. The simulcast of thoroughbred racing’s Belmont Stakes will be featured on Saturday with a $500 handicapping contest.

Time

June 8 - June 10

Fri

15
Jun

Father’s Day

Event Details

Bring Dad out to the races on Sunday, June 17 for Family Day and get $1 hot dogs, $1 sodas, $1 popcorn and $1 ice cream. Also, kids will get to run down the race track out of the starting gate on Sunday. It’s going to be a blast, so bring the entire family.

Time

June 15 - June 17

Fri

22
Jun

Mexican Fiesta

Event Details

This is a new and exciting event this year. Come enjoy a concert on Saturday evening, June 23 by AB Quintanilla 3 Y Elektro Kumbia All Stars. (This is Selena’s brother and his new band, formerly the Kumbia Kings.) Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. There will also be a car show presented by the Freshboyz Car Club. The weekend is presented by Tecate’ and Tecate’ Light.

Time

June 22 - June 24

Sat

23
Jun

A.B. Quintanilla 3 Y Elektro Kumbia Concert

Event Details

Special Mexican Fiesta Concert, June 23, 2018 8 pm.

Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

575-378-4431 or 575-378-4140

Time

June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fri

29
Jun

Military Appreciation Weekend

Event Details

Come celebrate Independence weekend at the races. All active military with ID will receive up to four turf club passes with an advanced reservation, so telephone 575-378-4140 to reserve a table. 

Time

June 29 - July 1

Sat

30
Jun

Ruidoso Adequan Derby Challenge Final $60,000 est purse

Event Details

Time

June 30

April 16 Barn Area Open for Set-up
May 25 Opening Weekend
May 27 An Evening with Red Steagall
June 01 Red Raider
June 08 Ruidoso Futurity/Derby
June 15 Father’s Day
June 22 Mexican Fiesta
June 23 A.B. Quintanilla 3 Y Elektro Kumbia Concert
June 29 Military Appreciation Weekend
June 30 Ruidoso Adequan Derby Challenge Final $60,000 est purse

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Upcoming Events
  1. Thursday May 24

    Thu

    24
    May

    Bottomless Pasta – $3.95

    Event Details

    Full Details

    Time

    May 24

  2. Thursday May 24

    Thu

    24
    May

    Casino Conley’s Giveaway

    Event Details

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays, from May 1, 2018 thru May 31, 2018, during regular business hours, patrons will be able to receive up a certificate for a six-pack of plants or tomato plant from Conley’s Nursery of Ruidoso Downs, NM, up to a max of three (3) six-packs or plants per day. Each “certificate” of a six-pack or plant will be given after a patron has earned 5 points that day.  This also gives the patron a ticket for the May 31th 8:00 pm drawing of a $500 Gift Card to Conley’s Nursery. RULES:

    • Patrons may redeem for up to three six-packs of plants or tomato plants per event day.
    • The first certificate will be given after a patron has earned 5 points that day, the second after 10 points have been earned that day, the third after 15 points.
    • Certificates will be issued at the Billy the Kid Casino Players Club Booth and will also give them a ticket for the May 31st
    • Patrons may then take their coupon into Conley’s Nursery and give to manager on duty to exchange for their choice of six-pack of plants or tomato plant, coupons will be valid through July 1, 2018.
    • The only way to get a ticket for the May 31st, 8:00 pm drawing for $500 Gift Card is to have received a certificate for Conley’s Nursery on promotional days.
      PRIZES: The prizes for this promotion will be determined as explained below. Any patron that receives a total of cash or personal property award prizes greater than or equal to $500 will be considered a personal property award.   Patrons that have earned (5) five-points (up to 15 points) for a six-pack or tomato plant (for a total of 4 plants per even day) will also receive a ticket for the grand drawing May 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm which will be for $500 Gift Card (PPA).

    Full Details

    Time

    May 24

  3. Thursday May 24

    Thu

    24
    May

    Casino New Sign Up Bonus Day

    Event Details

    All patrons visiting Billy the Kid Casino on a Sunday or Thursday, May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018 who has never been a member of Billy’s Rewards Club or hasn’t been here since January 2015 will be eligible for the event. Patrons that meet the requirement of not being a member previously or not playing with a rewards club card since January 2015 will be eligible for the prize.   RULES: Normal new card sign-ups on other days will be the standard sign up bonus of $10 in Free Slot Play, but if a new member (or a returning member who has not had any carded play since January 2015) signs up on the promotion day they will be given a limited-time doubling bonus of $20 in Free Slot Play as well as put into a weekly group that will (at minimum) issue $10 in free slot play per week from the day they signup through July 31, 2018. PRIZES: Each person who signs up for this will receive $20 in Free Slot Play when they sign up on a promotional day and be put into a special mailing group to receive a minimum of $10 in Free Slot Play per week going forward through July 31, 2018.

    Full Details

    Time

    May 24

  4. Thursday May 24

    Billy’s Handicap Contest

    First post: 12:00 AM

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