Ruidoso Downs

Drug Tests From Trials Lead To Purses From Rainbow Derby, Futurity To Be Held

Purses are being held in two recent Grade1 Quarter Horse races at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico: for the winner and second-place finisher of the $801,564 Rainbow Derby on July 21 and for the runner-up in the $1,000,000 Rainbow Futurity on July 22. Drug tests flagged as positive from samples taken for those horses after their […]

Continue reading
Andreini, Partner In Ruidoso Downs, Dies At 90

John Andreini, of San Mateo, California, died following a brain aneurysm on Friday morning. He was 90. Andreini was one of four partners in All American Ruidoso Downs Racing, LLC (AARD) and All American Ruidoso Horse Sales, LLC (AARHS). These companies operate Ruidoso Downs Race Track, the Billy the Kid Casino, and the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company. They […]

Continue reading
Mike Smith Helps Raise $25,000 For PDJF With Justify Posters At Ruidoso Downs

More than $25,000 was raised for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) through poster sales on Sunday while the handle for last weekend’s three days of trials to the $1 million Rainbow Futurity and Rainbow Derby was up 27 percent at Ruidoso Downs. New Mexico native and Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith was at the track for […]

Continue reading
New Mexico Governor Proclaims July 8 ‘Mike E. Smith Day’

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed Sunday, July 8th as “Mike E. Smith Day” throughout New Mexico. That is the day that Triple Crown-winning jockey Smith will be visiting Ruidoso Downs for the Mike Smith Triple Crown Victory Celebration. Smith won this year’s Triple Crown aboard Justify, the 13th Triple Crown winner. The rider […]

Continue reading
Triple Crown-Winning Jockey Smith To Sign Posters At Ruidoso Downs Sunday

Jockey Mike Smith’s Triple Crown Victory Celebration and nine trials to the Grade 1, $801,564 Rainbow Derby combine for an historic day at Ruidoso Downs this Sunday, July 8. Triple Crown posters will be on sale for $10 and they go on sale near the hamburger stand in the grandstand at 11 a.m. Smith will […]

Continue reading
‘Global Celebrity’ Mike Smith To Make Ruidoso Downs Appearance

Triple Crown winning jockey and New Mexico native Mike Smith will make a celebratory appearance at Ruidoso Downs on July 8. “Mike is a global celebrity now and we are honored by his willingness to come to Ruidoso Downs to share his Triple Crown celebration with us,” Ruidoso Downs’ president and general manager Jeff True said. […]

Continue reading
Ruidoso Acquires Trained K-9 Officer To Help Sweep The Track For Equine PEDs

Texas based non-profit K9s4COPs has donated one trained K-9 police officer to the Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. The dual-purpose narcotics and tracking dog will be certified and partnered with a handler from the Ruidoso Police Department. K9s4COPs will work closely with the 14-month-old Belgian Malinois “K-9 Csini” as […]

Continue reading
Ruidoso Trainer Cooper, Son Killed In Plane Crash Thursday

Ruidoso Downs trainer John M. Cooper and his son Gavyn were killed when their Cirrus SR22 single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Midland International Airport on Thursday evening. They were the only people on board. Reports state that the plane crashed at 7:20 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating. Unofficial reports […]

Continue reading
New Mexico Judge Upholds Ruidoso Downs Exclusion Of Leading Trainer Padgett

A lawsuit filed by James Padgett and Race Horses by Diamond G Ranch, Inc. (Plaintiff) against All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC (Defendant) was dismissed by the Lincoln County 12th Judicial District Court on May 21. The lawsuit claimed that Padgett’s denial of stalls and exclusion from racing for the upcoming summer racing season was unreasonable. […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram