Ruidoso Downs to Add $1,000 to Saturday Fifth-Race Trifecta Pools

The supplement will begin on May 26, the second day of the track's 47-day meet.

Press release

Ruidoso Downs Racetrack will enhance its Saturday fifth-race trifecta pools by $1,000 for its 47-day season, which opens May 25.

“Adding the extra $1,000 to the pool is likely to increase the payout by as much as 20-percent,” said Ruidoso Downs president and general managerJeff True. “It doesn’t cost the patron any additional money to go after that extra thousand dollars, so we think that it will spur manytrifecta bettors to go after that pool.”

Ruidoso Downs management intends to card full fields for these races to increase chances that the trifecta payout will offer a higher payout.

“Boosting the mutual pool with added money is a fairly new concept in the industry,” said True. “We will be watching how our fans react to the added pool and see if it’s something that we can do more often in the future.”

Along with $2 win, place and show wagering, Ruidoso Downs will offer two daily 50-cent “Pick-4” wagers each day, in the first race and in the final four races. There will be two 50-cent “Pick-3” wagers starting in the second and fifth races. Ten-cent “Superfecta” wagering will be offered throughout the card, along with one-dollar exactas and one-dollar trifectas on every race.

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