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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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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