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The 2019 Ruidoso Downs Race Track season opens Mother’s Day weekend and we’re excited you are right here for the races!

You will uncover some significant improvements at the race track this season that consist of in depth upgrades and renovations. They consist of a remodeled All American Turf Club leading level, a entirely remodeled Billy the Kid Casino and a new digital highway sign to welcome our guests.

This marks the second year of the track’s new ownership group.

“Our initial renovations had been far more about infrastructure, but this season’s improvements are far more about patron amenities and items that persons can truly see and really feel,” mentioned Jeff Accurate, Ruidoso Downs president and basic manager.

The Turf Club renovation will turn out to be apparent to guests when they stroll off the elevator. They will be greeted by new carpeting, paint, lighting, furnishings and new, fresh décor. The renovated bar places, which includes the horseshoe bar, have new countertops and bar stools.

Horse racing memorabilia from the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame and racing museum adorn a new show case close to the elevator. The case accents the entry and presents a visual connection to fantastic horses and persons from racing’s previous.

The Billy the Kid Casino improvements will be a direct advantage to players by means of the enhanced gaming practical experience, enhanced atmosphere and enhanced rewards plan. The casino has new carpeting, a new floor layout, and a total of around 150 new slot machines in the previous year.

Billy’s Rewards Club Members are enjoying new promotions each and every month. This weekend starts our new promotion: A 2019 Jeep Wrangler will be provided away on the Fourth of July. Players are also participating in a drawing Memorial Day weekend to win one particular of 3 barbecue grills to be provided away.

A newly renovated, state-of-the-art sign greets persons approaching Ruidoso Downs with higher-resolution video boards displaying the most up-to-date events and promotions.


New Maiden Stakes Race Highlights Opening Weekend of Racing

New this racing season is the $100,000 Maiden Stakes and the trials will be held on opening day, Could 10, of the newly expanded racing season.

The 350-yard finals will be contested on Memorial Day, Could 27.

The Maiden Stakes is supplied for 3-year-olds by means of 5-year-olds who have not won a race as of March 1, 2019. 

Also, joining the stakes schedule this summer time is the $45,000 Rita Danley Distaff for 3-year-old and older New Mexico-bred quarter horse fillies and mares on June 30. Returning to the Ruidoso Downs’ stakes lineup is the John Deere Juvenile Challenge for two-year-old quarter horses. The 350-yard trials will be held on Could 17 with the finals on June two.


 Mother’s Day Roses, Free of charge Play to be Provided at Billy the Kid Casino

The initial 500 mothers to come to Billy the Kid Casino on Sunday, Mother’s Day, will obtain a complimentary lengthy-stem rose. 

The roses will be provided away outdoors the casino beginning at 10 a.m.

Billy the Kid Casino is supplying $20 in absolutely free slot play to all mothers who are members of the Rewards Club.


Concert Tickets on Sale now for Los Lonely Boys, Red Raider Weekend

Tickets are on sale now for Los Lonely Boys. The concert will be held Saturday evening, June 22, as portion of our annual “Fiesta Weekend” celebration. Basic Admission tickets are $20 and are accessible at the box workplace or online. The show will be held below the stars and starts at 7 p.m.

June 21-23 is Red Raider Weekend, and particular events are scheduled for Texas Tech Alumni which includes a “Blue Light Live” concert featuring the Dirty River Boys and Kody West. Basic admission tickets are $20.


Dr. Pepper Handicapping Challenge Set for Saturday, June eight

Handicappers really should mark their calendars for Saturday, June eight for the initial Dr. Pepper Handicapping Challenge that options a $1,000 prize plus a year’s provide of Dr Pepper. Facts are accessible at any mutual window or online.


Additional on promotions and summer time events.