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Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso, NM
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Ranked #3 of 17 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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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Dexter, New Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Went to the Zia Trials. It was a blast. Sat in the Jockey Club and as usual had fantastic service, very good food and a wonderful seat to see the races. Look forward to the next time.

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Deming, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had so much fun!! Bet on 8 races, won something on 7 of them. I was sorry to see one of the horses do a cartwheel and break a leg the very first race we saw. The Bloodmary's were pretty good too!!!

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Georgetown
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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visit the track at least one a year. Lots of fun with a great family crowd... Nothing fancy about this place. Lots of junk food, beer and drinks... Not to mention so fast horses.. Great fun!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place was awesome. We had a blast. We went Fri. And Saturday. Had the best fun. You can stand on the rail as horses go by. There were kids playing and having a good time. Can't wait to go again.....

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Parking convenient, good seating, good view. We were lucky and won a couple of races. Concessions conveniently located. Would go again!

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Tucson, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Wonderful day at the races. We were able to find good seats even though it was very crowded. Valet parking was a must.

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Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Not ever having been to a horse race we decided this was a must stop. We were lucky in that there was a race about to start as we arrived. Over in 17 secs. But interesting none the less. There is quite a break between races so we wandered inside to view the rest of the place. The concession area... More

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Brownwood, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice way to spend afternoon. Fun, exciting. Outdoor enjoyable. Easy access. Horses beautiful. Close to action. Family friendly.

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Pisa, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great family day at the races. Didn't win much money but had fun, great family fun, fair priced food and drinks, friendly staff. Small slot casino and sports bar on site, lots o' fun. Free parking and no entrance fee unless you want to reserve a box. Old track but well maintained.

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