Ruidoso Track Opens for Training
The track's 47-day summer meet starts May 25.
April 26, 2018
Edited press release
Ruidoso Downs opened its track for training on Friday, approximately one month in advance of its May 25 season opener.
Ruidoso's 47-day meet runs through Labor Day, September 3. The track will offer a total of seven Grade 1 stakes, topped by the 440-yard, $3-million All American Futurity (G1), American Quarter Horse racing's richest and most prestigious race, on closing day.
Ruidoso's stakes schedule will offer more than $13.6 million in purses and bonuses. The track will offer a $2-million Triple Crown Futurity Bonus to the connections of a 2-year-old who sweeps all three open Grade 1 futurities. New for 2018 is a $1-million Triple Crown Derby Bonus for any 3-year-old who wins Ruidoso's three open Grade 1 derbies.
Ruidoso Downs' entertainment calendar includes a concert series, starting with Red Steagall on May 27. Tickets to the Steagall benefit concert start at $75 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres. Reserved seats for this show are $150. The concert benefits the newly formed All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation.
Advance tickets to the Flatland Cavalry (June 2) and AB Quintanilla Elektro Kumbia (June 23) concerts are $20 and can be purchased by phone at (575) 378-4140. All seats are general admission, and tickets will be $25 the night of the concert at the box office.
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