Category: Ruidoso Downs Race Track

Ruidoso Fall Festivals: Oktoberfest & The Cowboy Symposium

Ruidoso Fall Festivals: Oktoberfest & The Cowboy Symposium

Fall is finally here which means it time for these two  annual celebrations; Oktoberfest and Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium! Oktoberfest Oktoberfest began in the city of Munich, Germany. Traditionally Oktoberfest starts during the third week of September and ends on the first day of October. The festival began when Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese… Read more »

End of Summer in Ruidoso, New Mexico

End of Summer in Ruidoso

Summer is nearing its end, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over! There are still many exciting end-of-summer activities and events to explore in Ruidoso. If you are finishing your summer in this beautiful mountain village, check out some of these activities: Hiking- Ruidoso is home to some of the most scenic camping trails… Read more »

A Brief History of Horse Racing

Ruirdoso race track

Horse racing is an ancient sport that can be traced back to Central Asia. Modern horse racing began when English Knights bred English mares with Arabian stallions to create the Thoroughbred horse. Although horse races can consist of many different breeds the Thoroughbred horse is the most popular.  Originally, this sport served as entertainment exclusively… Read more »