Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso Downs: Admiral Beverage, Sierra Blanca Motors Among Corporate Sponsors For 2018 Season

Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino has announced its major corporate sponsorships for the 2018 horse racing season. City Bank joins Sierra Blanca Motors and Admiral Beverage Corporation as a primary track sponsor. “City Bank has become a vital business operations partner to Ruidoso Downs and we are energized by their decision to join us […]

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New Ruidoso Downs Owners Lay Out Strict Rules For Participation

Ruidoso Downs is under new ownership and management resulting from a recently completed acquisition. The new owners of Ruidoso Downs and the Ruidoso Horse Sale company have invested in this iconic track specifically to create a racing and sales environment that will provide fairness, stability, and integrity for all who race, buy and sell here. […]

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New Ownership, New Ideas: Ruidoso Downs Announces New Purse Increases, New Incentives

The trial purses for the 2018 Triple Crown series – both futurities and derbies – will be doubled from $4,000 to $8,000. Ruidoso is also offering a one-time, $1,000 reduction of the supplemental nomination fees as an incentive for the 2018 Triple Crown futurities. Those futurity supplemental nomination fees will be reduced by $1,000 and […]

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Roimes Chirinos Cosecha Ahora Los Frutos De Una Sensata Decisión

A finales de 2014, el jinete venezolano Roimes Chirinos tomó la decisión que varios de sus colegas han tomado en años recientes: emigrar a los Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, el nativo de La Guaira lo hizo con la madurez y la experiencia de haber montado previamente en Norteamérica. De acuerdo a las estadísticas de Equibase, […]

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Sale Of Ruidoso Downs Finalized

The sale of Ruidoso Downs, the Billy the Kid Casino and the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company closed on October 12 to a group of four accomplished horsemen and businessmen. The buyers are Stan Sigman, John Andreini, Narciso “Chicho” Flores and Johnny Trotter. The new ownership is named All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC (AARD) and All […]

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Fly Baby Fly Bests The Boys In $3 Million All American Futurity

Trainer James Padgett II topped the incredible day he had on Saturday just 24 hours later when he won the Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity with Fly Baby Fly after winning the $200,000 All American Juvenile with Jesse Lane earlier on the program before 24,460 fans. The 440-yard All American Futurity has the largest […]

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Hold Air Hostage Annihilates Field In $1.3 Million All American Derby

Darling Farms’ Hold Air Hostage showed why he is the number-one-ranked older quarter horse in the nation with a total domination of his rivals in the Grade 1, $1,365,908 All American Derby on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Supporting the All American Derby was the $100,000 First Down Dash for horses that did not qualify for the All […]

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‘Unprecedented’: All American Futurity Qualifier Excluded Due To Out-Of-Competition Positive

New Mexico’s out-of-competition testing protocols have resulted in the exclusion of one of the qualifiers for the world’s richest Quarter Horse race, reports drf.com. Heza Streakin Legacy, trained by Albert Franco, returned a hair test positive for clenbuterol. The New Mexico Racing Commission ruled that Heza Streakin Legacy, second fastest qualifier for the $3 million All […]

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Group Pursuing Ruidoso Downs Purchase Hires Jeff True As President/GM

Jeff True, a 30-year veteran in the horse racing industry, has been named president and general manager of All American Ruidoso Downs Racing, LLC (AARDR). It was announced Tuesday by Stan Sigman, the chairman of the five-man group involved in the purchase of the New Mexico racing plant. True is a native Texan and 1986 […]

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Ruidoso Reduces Race Dates In Search Of ‘Quality Over Quantity’

Expect fuller fields, more competitive racing and increased purses starting this weekend at Ruidoso Downs with a racing schedule adjustment. Starting on Friday, July 7, the racing will be held on a Friday through Sunday schedule. This schedule continues until closing weekend, when racing will be held on Friday, September 1 though Monday, September 4. The Grade 1, $3-million (est.) […]

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