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Ruidoso Downs

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217 Rio St, Ruidoso, NM 88345-7401
+1 505-378-4431
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We were there for the All American Races on Labor Day Lots of people and great energy. A friend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Fun times at the Downs!

We were there Labor Day Weekend which was a crazy time but we enjoyed it thoroughly! We were able... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“horse racing” (20 reviews)
“quarter horse” (13 reviews)
“jockey club” (12 reviews)
217 Rio St, Ruidoso, NM 88345-7401
+1 505-378-4431
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there for the All American Races on Labor Day Lots of people and great energy. A friend gave us a horse to place a bet on and he came in 2nd. We had a great lunch and fun shopping in the gift store....More

Thank Mallen1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there Labor Day Weekend which was a crazy time but we enjoyed it thoroughly! We were able to bring in lawn chairs and enjoyed the "people watching".

Thank marinbill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two days of exciting horse racing, plenty of space to enjoy the day. Concession stands with cold beer and wine. Sunshine, fun people, and lots of action...fun for the whole family or a great date.

Thank marigoldchantel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is why we went. The All American Quarter Horse Race. The racetrack really needs some attention and updating. But it's about it's heritage.

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone for the qualifying races for the All-American futurity for many years. It is always a great time and get to see some great races.

Thank jsfollett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like horse racing, you'll have fun. I used to train race horses and have spent a lot of my younger days here. Always a good time.

Thank Brad D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The positives: the food is actually pretty decent. The bartender and the people at the betting windows were super friendly and helpful. The server and busboy had to cover a huge section by themselves and did a great job in stressful circumstances. We were seated...More

Thank omarshariff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time at the horse races other than watching on TV. It was my husband's 2nd time. We had a great time with a box seat. The weather was good & it was fun to watch all the beautiful horses run.

Thank Pam E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really is a good place to eat and gamble before the races. Food is surprisingly very good and large servings. Just did not expect to be that pleasantly surprised. The casino is also nice without much smoke smell.

Thank flybear36
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The staff was very accommodating at the Jocky Club, and we had a group of 18 people. The food was very good.

Thank Brenda S
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Betsy M
July 26, 2017|
Response from Janet C | Reviewed this property |
$20 a person. We did open air box for 4 in the stands for $45 and enjoyed.
Lexxi K
June 7, 2016|
Response from Carol R |
When are the races