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Ruidoso Downs Chaplaincy Earns White Horse Community Service Award

The Ruidoso Downs’ ownership was presented with the White Horse Community Service Award during the White Horse Award ceremonies at Churchill Downs during Breeders’ Cup festivities. It was given for work done expanding the chaplaincy with a new chapel The Ruidoso Downs’ ownership, All American Ruidoso Downs (AARD), is comprised of the Estate of John […]

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Ruidoso Downs Bans Trainer After Four-Win Day In All American Derby Trials

On Sunday at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, trainer Josue Ponce sent out four runners in trial races for the rich All American Quarter Horse Derby. All four starters won, with three of the winners among the 10 fastest times, qualifying them for the Sept. 2 finals of the Grade 1, $1,237,604 fixture run over […]

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‘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. […]

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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. […]

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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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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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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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