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Ruidoso Downs

217 Rio St, Ruidoso, NM 88345
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks, Sports
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Owner description: Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.

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Odessa, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This event takes place once a year every Fall, real Cowboys come from all over West Texas and New Mexico for this three day event. It's a beautiful event for any person. It's an even bigger treat for any Europeans. You get to see real Chuck Wagons Cook Offs, horses dancing and Cowboys. Great for the whole family.

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Chaparral, NM
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good luck at the track, and the casino, they are both fairly fun and fair from my experience. The food though is FANTABULOUS! I go just to eat.

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Roscoe, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Fun times with family! Took the kiddos here for the second time now that they were old enough to place bets...fun watching how competitive they were about which horse!

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Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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