Training Races Set for Ruidoso Downs

The track will run a total of 36 300-yard schooling races, May 8-10.

Edited press release

Ruidoso Downs has scheduled training races for May 8-10.

In preparation for its May 26 opening, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack will conduct a total of 36 300-yard training races from May 8-10.

The training races will start every morning at 8:30 a.m. (MDT).

A Revenant, last year's champion 2-year-old colt and winner of the 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso, used the track's schooling races to prepare for his pari-mutuel debut. Ochoa, a two-time champion and winner of the 2011 All American Futurity (G1), also raced in that year's training races.

Ruidoso's training races are timed to prepare 2-year-olds for the 350-yard trials to the $1-million Ruidoso Futurity on May 26-27.

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