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Ruidoso Downs

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Address: 217 Rio St, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone Number: 2103738313
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Description: Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.

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Horse races and good food make for good weekend entertainment

The open air seating at the racetrack is great. The summer temperatures in Ruidoso make outdoor activities enjoyable and an afternoon spent here is fun and sometimes exciting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Rockwall, Texas
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Liberty Hill Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

One of our must things to do while in Ruidoso. It's an easy going thing to do while getting in the gambling fix. Can't wait to go back this year

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Rockwall, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The open air seating at the racetrack is great. The summer temperatures in Ruidoso make outdoor activities enjoyable and an afternoon spent here is fun and sometimes exciting, depending on your ability to pick the right horses! The food in the seated restaurant is better than being served at your seat, so pay a little more for this amenity. You... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
47 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed for a week at this condo resort........AWFUL is the best word I can describe this place..they need MAJOR renovations to upgrade their resort... We have to drive at least another 10 minutes to get to the main office to check in and to get any sort of service. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT STAY THERE...find another... More 

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Midland, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Ruidoso has a few features that can be reviewed. My review is meant to be generally specific. The casino is nice, clean and average sized. The crowd is friendly and also relatively clean. Don't expect upscale, but you won't be surrounded by truck drivers in their work gear either. The casino floor is alcohol free. There is a bar nearby,... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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