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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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There are many improvements going on and it shows!

We often visit family in the Ruidoso area and we love to go to the live races. There are new... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dfoxsk
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Buffalo Springs, Texas
Great Fun

Ruidoso Downs Race Track is a great place to spend the day. Friendly and helpful staff. They have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
I8603EFterryc
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Amarillo, Texas
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Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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1461 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
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+1 505-378-4431
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"betting windows"
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"kids loved watching"
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"fun afternoon"
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"turf"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often visit family in the Ruidoso area and we love to go to the live races. There are new owners of this facility and they are making some great improvements. The facilities are being updated and repaired and lots of improvements are taking place....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ruidoso Downs Race Track is a great place to spend the day. Friendly and helpful staff. They have top notch horse racing. Plenty of parking.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a vacation in ruidoso to go to the horse races. Parking is easy, and stadium is well maintained. We usually get there a little early because we like the cheap seats that start in the sun for about an hour, but then are in...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We visited early in May for a series of training races. These are just short 300 yard races for new 2 year olds. There were not a lot of spectators, but it was fun to watch the races and follow the different horses on the...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We had pre-ordered table seating for 4. The seats were good location, near finish line. Plenty of room to move around, easy to get to betting windows. Hot dogs were great!

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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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davidkendall56
5 May 2018|
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Response from joystu47 | Reviewed this property |
I simply called the track to reserve a box for 4. They took my card number & we picked up at Will Call. Very easy!
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