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Ruidoso Downs

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Address: 217 Rio St, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone Number: +1 505-378-4431
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Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.

Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.

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Fun little casino

Fun little casino. No table games. No horses were running when we went. Nice country atmosphere. The casino was crowded but finding a machine was no problem.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Bill L
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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to spend an afternoon watching the horses. It is usually cool there all summer long with big sky's to watch while waiting for the next race. Billy the kid casino is attached to the race area if you want something more to do. The food is typical burgers and fries with lots of sweet treats around. Full bar... More 

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Thank Jane C
San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The horse racing is exciting. It is always fun to bet the horses and you can spend a little or a lot. I love the quarter horses. Always fun, friendly, and exciting.

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Thank 581conniek
Boerne, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Fun little casino. No table games. No horses were running when we went. Nice country atmosphere. The casino was crowded but finding a machine was no problem.

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Thank Bill L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I am a horse loving person and we like to watch the horses run. We always limit the amount we are going to spend betting as we really do not know the system very well. But the shear joy of seeing those beautiful animals running makes us happy. Sometimes, we stop in the gambling area but once again limit the... More 

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Rancho Viejo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It is a nice hotel but it is far from downtown. It is by Ruidoso Downs where they run horses in the summer and have slots all year round. It was slightly overpriced but the rooms we looked at were nice and well appointed. There are a mixed bag of people who live in the Downs but when you drive... More 

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Thank LisaSmithRenwick
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

the casino at inn of the Gods was beautiful very clean buffet was superb the golf course was amazing, gift shops Indian paintings ect..was great

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South Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Clean air, peaceful, trees, beautiful place. Lake was clear and clean, area secluded, good parking, great area to hike.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first time to horse race track. I enjoyed it it was a learning procedure for betting but it was.the casino had good payouts on lots of my friends nice and clean. Would recommend this to anyone who is in to horse racing.

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Thank liwai
Minster, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Really fun way to spend an afternoon. Our boys were able to get right by the track and a jockey even gave them his goggles! Be careful with the food, though. Our chicken tenders were completely raw in the middle.

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Even if you know nothing about horse racing, you will have a fun afternoon at the track. Have lunch and make a few bets. It is a blast.

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