The Ruidoso Futurity (G1) is the first leg of the Ruidoso Triple Crown series. The trials have traditionally been held on opening weekend at Ruidoso Downs, with trials following two weeks later. The futurity purse is estimated at $1 million.
The Quarter Horse Futurity Triple Crown is made up of the Ruidoso Futurity, Rainbow Futurity and All American Futurity. If a horse can win all three races, its connections will receive a $2 million bonus.