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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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Love the horse races. Memorial weekend wouldn't be the same without being with friends and going to the races. We love the Jokey Club

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Love the horse races. Memorial weekend wouldn't be the same without being with friends and going to the races. We love the Jokey Club

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Lubbock, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was my first time ever having gone to a horse race. It is easy to get to, but parking is a pain. If you want to pay, they offer valet parking, otherwise it is a hike from your car to the track. If you don't know anything about betting on horse racing I recommend reading up on it. I... More 

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Zacatecas, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

this place was nice, it was our first time there but we try everything our teens enjoyed it a lot the whole day was excellent. go don't hesitate GO FOR IT life its short enjoy the world.

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Lubbock, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Always a good time here. You can get free seats or pay or some covered seating. You can place bets for very little and spend an afternoon watching horse races and betting a little for $40.

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Liberty Hill Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 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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