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Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso, NM
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Ranked #5 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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San Antonio, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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21 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 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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