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Ruidoso Downs

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General Information
26225 US HWY 70
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
Main Phone: 
(575) 378-4431
About Us: 

Ruidoso Downs is a city in Lincoln County, New Mexico, located within the Lincoln National Forest. The population was 1,824 at the 2000 cebsus, at which time it was a village; the change was made in May 2002. It is a suburb of Ruidoso and is a part of the Ruidoso Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Billy the Kid Casino and the Hubbard Museum of the American West are located in the city.

On October 9–11, 2009, the twentieth annual Lincoln Cowboy Symposium was held at Ruidoso Downs. The event celebrated the ranching lifestyle, with demonstrations in horsemanship, shooting, roping, cooking, and blacksmithing. Booths offered westter-style arts and crafts. Music and poetry were highlights of the festival, which featured performers Leon Rausch, Tommy Allsup and the Texas Playboys; Mel Tillis and the Statesiders; Larry Gatlin; Billy Mata, and Liz Talley. Gospel artists also performed.

Race Dates: 
2022 Race Meet
May 27 2022 to Sep 5 2022
Number of Race Days: 
Track Details: 
Track Surface: 
Conventional Dirt
Track Size: 
7/8 Mile