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Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso, NM
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Ranked #6 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Gary, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I haven't been to Ruidoso Downs since I was a kid. It hasn't changed. I had so much fun! The parking was easy, the tellers friendly and the facilities were clean.

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New York
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226 reviews 226 reviews
20 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

everything was clean and everyone friendly. I did think the price for a table was a little high. Parking was some what confusing.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very exciting. Friendly and helpful staff. Plan to go back and enjoy it again. Lots of vendors with food and beverages and some are a bit pricey.

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Abilene, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My family has been going to Ruidoso Downs race track for decades. This track is a classic and a lot of fun. There is a casino attached if you decide you want to play the slots for awhile, an area for the kiddos to play games, plenty of choices in food and drinks and 2 gift shops with great items.... More

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Otto, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This racetrack was a terrible disappointment. It looks like it was chalked out in someone's back pasture. There are absolutely no frills here. Stadium seating on hard metal benches, with very little shade, unless you want to pay $40 for an unfinished wooden table and four plastic lawn chairs to sit. Not a lot of specials on betting, and they... More

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Bulverde, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It was a nice afternoon. The weather was HOT! If you want covered seating, be sure to make a reservation.

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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went to the track, mostly so I could go to the casino for a little while. My husband wandered back and forth between the races and the casino. I actually used to come to this track about 40 years ago with my family when we came to Ruidoso from Texas, and the track is still a fun day. Not... More

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