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Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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1461 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
+1 505-378-4431
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Off to the races

We attended three days of racing at Ruidoso Downs Race Track over Labor Day Weekend. We had... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Sweetwater, Texas
Horse Racing at the Downs

Great Day at the races kind of got rained out but it finally cleared up a bit. Fun time was had by... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“turf club” (7 reviews)
1461 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
+1 505-378-4431
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We attended three days of racing at Ruidoso Downs Race Track over Labor Day Weekend. We had reserved seating in the Turf Club, and enjoyed each day. The weather was perfect for racing. The sweet lady who welcomed us and took our tickets each day,...More

Thank 605jacquem
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Great Day at the races kind of got rained out but it finally cleared up a bit. Fun time was had by all will be back again.

Thank Butterflyp58
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were privileged to attend a recent race day, with the Jockey Club available to us. The Concierge, Patrick, was most attentive, the food and drinks were excellent, and, of course, the horses were magnificent.

1  Thank Mel F
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The excitement is contagious. People are friendly. Love that you have free entrance. Wasn't too busy when we were there in July.

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Fun day at the tracks with family. Free parking, nice facility and easy to place low cost bets. Races were quarter horses running 400 yards, so races were fast. Good pacing between races.

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The stands are big and a covered area where you place your bets. If you don't like the races go to the casino. The parking lot is big and they have valet parking and a shuttle if you have to park real far away from...More

Thank Claudia D
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Our entire family had a great time. (Wife and I, one early teen, one pre-teen.) The kids loved watching the horses, and despite being a casino and race track it was very family-friendly. The staff at the concession stands and gift shop were really nice...More

Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The employees are very nice and the experience is enjoyable. The racetrack is in a beautiful setting with the mountains in the background. The building needs a face lift and the grounds need some landscaping.

Thank M723VDdavidm
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Free parking, very far way. But,we were lucky enough to get a free tram ride as soon as we arrived, and also a return trip without a wait. The building and stands are old and in need of a serious renovation, but ok. They were...More

Thank SophiethePom
Reviewed 18 May 2017

If you enjoy the horse race scene, this is a fun day. We enjoyed the museum, the restaurant, and the thrill of being trackside! Be sure to pick up the tipsheets from a convenience store before going the night before so you can study the...More

Thank Alesia T
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raceruidoso com/racing go to their site and view. I attended an event.