At the request of New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health, Billy the Kid Casino, Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill, and the Racebook will be closed through April 9 due to COVID-19 concerns in the state of New Mexico.
Next to the Billy the Kid Casino, Billy’s Race Book offers simulcast action every day from the nation’s premier tracks with large fields. Check the calendar below to see which tracks are being aired.
Billy’s Shoot Out Six handicapping contest is conducted every Thursday at Ruidoso Downs in the race book adjacent to the casino, various tracks are chosen to be the handicapping track. This is a $5.00 buy-in to enter, there are two ways to participate in this contest, the first way, the contestants are given a sheet with the # of races the particular handicapping track has they are allowed to pick a certain horse prior to each race if their horse wins they get the win amount and place amount to their total for the particular race. This is done for each race the selected handicapping track offers at the end of the race card the contestant that has the highest dollar amount wins $100, second place wins $50 and third place wins a dinner for two at Billy’s Race Book. The second part of the contest is a pick-six where the contestants are given a second sheet which has the last six races of the selected handicapping track, the contestant has to pick a certain horse for each of the last six races and turn it in prior to the first leg of the pick-six, if someone picks the last six races they win $1,000, if no one picks the last six then there is a carryover. Each month, there is a mandatory $1,000 payout in out pick-six, the contestants are required to make their picks on the last six races of the selected track if no one picks six then there is a payout for five and so on.