Horse racing meet at Ruidoso Downs Race Track begins Today

The 2021 horse racing season at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino begins Friday at the Southeastern New Mexico track.

Here is what to expect on opening weekend and throughout the summer race season, which ends Labor Day.

Opening weekend in New Mexico

Friday is the first day of trials for the Ruidoso Futurity for two-year-old quarter horses and there will be 16 races contested. Saturday will be the second day of trials for the Ruidoso Futurity and 16 more trials will take place. The top five qualifiers each day will qualify for the finals.

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