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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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The Hubbbard Museum of the American West

A must see if you are in Ruidoso NM. What a wonderful, beautiful well done museum. It is well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carolyn H
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Tucson, Arizona
Amazingly Fun!

Ruidoso Downs is so much fun! Good food, fairly inexpensive, nice people, and some great horse... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SueJ1057
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Pleasanton, Texas
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Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“horse races” (34 reviews)
“jockey club” (13 reviews)
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217 Rio St, Ruidoso, NM 88345-7401
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+1 505-378-4431
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"horse races"
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"jockey club"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"betting windows"
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"free seats"
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"quarter horses"
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"fun afternoon"
in 11 reviews
"labor day"
in 6 reviews
"fun to watch"
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"hot dogs"
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"lots of fun"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful horses"
in 3 reviews
"whole family"
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"fun place"
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"in town"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see if you are in Ruidoso NM. What a wonderful, beautiful well done museum. It is well worth the stop. A lot of bang for your buck, you will not be disappointed., if you like the American West and horses you will be...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ruidoso Downs is so much fun! Good food, fairly inexpensive, nice people, and some great horse racing!

Thank SueJ1057
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Always fun for individuals or a whole family. Everyone should attend the track when in town. You can go down and see the horses and jockeys up close before each race.

Thank imsweetcheeks42
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We stopped in to check out the Billy the Kid casino and almost choked to death on the smoke! Dirty, outdated, and creepy! Don't bother if you're looking for a place to play the slots.

Thank Krista E
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Went for the annual Cowboy Symposium and had a good time. Great venue for live music. Dinner at the Jockey Club was incredible. Can't wait for race season to start!

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 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
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 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
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

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
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Response from Janet C | Reviewed this property |
$20 a person. We did open air box for 4 in the stands for $45 and enjoyed.
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When are the races
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