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Ruidoso Downs Race Track

#1 of 6 things to do in Ruidoso Downs Features Animals
1461 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
+1 505-378-4431
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The Jockey Club Made This A Very Special Event

We were privileged to attend a recent race day, with the Jockey Club available to us. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mel F
Love this place

The excitement is contagious. People are friendly. Love that you have free entrance. Wasn't too... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Debbie T
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Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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1461 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
+1 505-378-4431
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were privileged to attend a recent race day, with the Jockey Club available to us. The Concierge, Patrick, was most attentive, the food and drinks were excellent, and, of course, the horses were magnificent.

1  Thank Mel F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The excitement is contagious. People are friendly. Love that you have free entrance. Wasn't too busy when we were there in July.

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Fun day at the tracks with family. Free parking, nice facility and easy to place low cost bets. Races were quarter horses running 400 yards, so races were fast. Good pacing between races.

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The stands are big and a covered area where you place your bets. If you don't like the races go to the casino. The parking lot is big and they have valet parking and a shuttle if you have to park real far away from...More

Thank Claudia D
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Our entire family had a great time. (Wife and I, one early teen, one pre-teen.) The kids loved watching the horses, and despite being a casino and race track it was very family-friendly. The staff at the concession stands and gift shop were really nice...More

Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The employees are very nice and the experience is enjoyable. The racetrack is in a beautiful setting with the mountains in the background. The building needs a face lift and the grounds need some landscaping.

Thank M723VDdavidm
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Free parking, very far way. But,we were lucky enough to get a free tram ride as soon as we arrived, and also a return trip without a wait. The building and stands are old and in need of a serious renovation, but ok. They were...More

Thank SophiethePom
Reviewed 18 May 2017

If you enjoy the horse race scene, this is a fun day. We enjoyed the museum, the restaurant, and the thrill of being trackside! Be sure to pick up the tipsheets from a convenience store before going the night before so you can study the...More

Thank Alesia T
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Like gambling? want to eat something above average while there? Go on Friday or Saturday when they offer their specials. They have catfish and shrimp on Friday and prime rib on Saturday. We did not eat the prime rib but had the catfish. It is...More

Thank Bill934
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Was just there for the Cowboy Poetry and the entire experience was great. The staff was helpful in directing which way to go, the event was fun and a good time was had by all.

1  Thank mdlogan5
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raceruidoso com/racing go to their site and view. I attended an event.