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Ruidoso Downs

217 Rio St, Ruidoso, NM 88345
2103738313
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks
Description: Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.
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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Took some great scenic pictures even though the horse races had ended. It was nice to walk around and just look. Hopefully to come back when the races are ready to rumble!

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Attended biggest Quarter Horse race of the year. Meet new people and had lots of fun. Weather was great and races very exciting.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

dirty old crappy food bad seats bad soundsystem no a/c upstairs parking was a mess Ive been to track all over US and this one to be the meca of QH racing sux bad

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love watching the quarter horse races. Ruidosa Downs is a beautiful race track. Excellent food in the club house, friendly staff, and the staff at the betting window are friendly and patient, will help you with your bet if you don't understand exactly how to bet.

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San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We enjoy coming to Ruidoso Downs yearly; however, for whatever reason, when you converse by phone the women do not understand that we want to sit in the Turf Club. Three years in a row ( skipping last year) when my husband has made reservations they have been messed up. So maybe the ladies that answer the phone don't speak... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The racetrack may not be the most modern and up-to-date, but you sure couldn't beat the view! The weather when we went in August was beautiful and there were plenty of good open seats.

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Colleyville, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The weather in Ruidoso was beautiful..58-73 degrees in August. We had great counter seats to watch the races, and the people employed at the track were very helpful. The only negative was on this particular racing day there were 14 races...all quarter horses. I would have enjoyed some thoroughbred racing.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One can experience horse races with several options available usually Fridays - Mondays. Free seating (no admission charges) in seats close to the track with no roof. A variety of charges for seats that are under a roof within views of small monitors to see full race action. Visiting the website for info plus contacting via phone allowed us to... More

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Shiner, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have been visiting Ruidoso for many years and we ALWAYS go to the races. It's a lot of fun for all of us. We always arrive in time to have lunch... Usually sandwiches, nachos, shrimp cocktail... Etc. In the past years the food has been fairly good- not gourmet by any means- but we were always satisfied. This week... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I loved being at the races it was a great time I won a little extra $ and drank the BEST bloody Marys.

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