Welcome To Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino

Fast horses and hot slots are the name of the game at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino.  The first race at Ruidoso Downs Race Track was run in 1947, then in 1999, a new era of racing in New Mexico began with the legalization of slot machine casinos at race tracks.  The Billy the Kid Casino opened in May of 1999 and houses over 300 slot machines.  The casino is open daily and, in 2006, paid out over $100 million in winnings.  Racing in the mountains takes place annually from Memorial Day to Labor Day, culminating with the $2 million All American Futurity.

Live Racing at Ruidoso Downs!

Live Racing is back at Ruidoso Downs! The racing season began Memorial Day weekend and will be capped off on Labor Day by the running of the $2 million All American Futurity.  Racing takes place on a Thursday – Sunday schedule with the first race running daily at 1 p.m.

Simulcast wagering is also available every day at Ruidoso Downs in “Billy’s Race Book.”  

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