Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso Downs Enlisting K9 Units To Sniff Out Illegal Substances

Ruidoso Downs Race Track in New Mexico is teaming up with the Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs Police Departments and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office to use K9 units at the track. These three law enforcement agencies will use experienced K9 units to periodically inspect incoming trucks and trailers, as well as tack rooms and feed […]

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Ruidoso Downs To Add $1,000 To Trifecta Pool Each Saturday

Ruidoso Downs Race Track will add $1,000 to the fifth race trifecta pool every Saturday during the upcoming horse racing season that begins on May 25. The fifth race post time is usually 2:40 pm MTD (4:40 EST). “Adding $1,000 to the pool is likely to increase the payout by 20-30 percent over the average from last […]

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Quarter Horse Trainers Trey Wood, Fernando Carrete Summarily Suspended At Remington Park

Quarter horse trainers Trey Wood and Fernando Carrete have been summarily suspended, pending a hearing, by stewards at Remington Park after each had a horse test positive for what Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission steward Mike Corey said was an unnamed “class B” drug. Nine horses entered by Wood and Carrete were scratched by the stewards […]

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Ruidoso Releases Concert Schedule For Upcoming Racing Season

Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino will stage a series of concerts at the track facility during the 2018 racing season that opens on May 25. Legendary performer Red Steagall will perform Sunday evening, May 27, at the Ruidoso Downs Horse Sale Auditorium at 7 p.m. (cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres at 6 p.m.).  The […]

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Digital Improvements At Ruidoso Include HD Video As Well As New Slots, Website

At Ruidoso Downs, Billy The Kid Casino will install 100 new slot machines by opening day May 25th, and the track also deployed a newly developed website. The new slot machines will offer the latest technology from Aristocrat, Ainsworth, IGT, Bally’s and Konami. The renovation upgrades one-third of the entire casino floor to give patrons some of […]

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Ruidoso Downs Bans All American Futurity-Winning Trainer

James Padgett II saddled the winner of last year’s All American Futurity – Quarter horse racing’s richest and most famous event held on Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs – but the American Quarter Horse Association’s leading trainer by money won in 2017 has been told he will not be allowed to participate at the New […]

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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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