Keyword: Ruidoso Downs

  • Downpour, Hail Force Ruidoso Cancellation

    Racing at Ruidoso Downs was canceled Aug. 6 following a torrential downpour with hail that hit the track several minutes before horses were set to come on to the track for the first race. The heavy rain lasted about 30 minutes.

  • 3-year-old Ocean Lad (#1, inside) raced to the win by a scant nose over his 4-year-old brother Oceanor.

    Full Brothers Thrill At Ruidoso

    Two full brothers raced nose and nose for 7 1/2 furlongs at Ruidoso July 23, with 3-year-old Ocean Lad defeating 4-year-old Oceanor by a nose in a maiden claiming event.

  • Peppers Pride

    Peppers Pride Scratched From Record Try

    Undefeated Peppers Pride will have to wait for another opportunity to run for the modern-day North American Thoroughbred record for most consecutive victories due to a sloppy track at Ruidoso Downs Aug. 31.

  • Peppers Pride will seek her 17th win in a row, if the weather stays dry.

    Peppers Pride Set to Go for Record Run

    Peppers Pride's attempt to break the modern mark for consecutive wins by a North American Thoroughbred has been on hold for more than a month, yet her shot at glory may once again be at the mercy of the weather.

  • Plans for undefeated Peppers Pride's assault on the modern-day North American record for consecutive wins have been put on hold.

    Record Run for Peppers Pride Put On Hold

    As Ruidoso Downs recovers from an overwhelming deluge July 26-27, plans for undefeated Peppers Pride's assault on the modern-day North American record for consecutive wins have been put on hold.

  • Peppers Pride

    Hurricane Dolly Rains on Peppers' Party

    Peppers Pride's assault on the modern North American Thoroughbred record for consecutive victories will have to wait until next weekend after Ruidoso Downs was forced to cancel its July 27 program due to a deluge dropped on the New Mexico track by the remnants of Hurricane Dolly.

  • Peppers Pride

    Weather Could Alter Peppers Pride Plans

    Undefeated Peppers Pride will be heavily favored when she goes for the modern-day North American Thoroughbred record of 17 consecutive victories in the $55,000 Lincoln Handicap at New Mexico's Ruidoso Downs on July 27. Threatened thunderstorms, though, could keep her in the barn.

  • Peppers Pride

    Peppers Pride Trying to Make History

    July 27 will be a big day for Joe Allen. The Texas resident will celebrate his 62nd birthday, and his homebred mare, Peppers Pride, will try to set a modern North American Thoroughbred racing record by posting her 17th consecutive victory.

  • The recently-discovered trophy awarded to Sam Riddle after War Admiral won the 1937 Kentucky Derby.

    War Admiral's Kentucky Derby Trophy Found

    The Kentucky Derby Museum has located War Admiral's 1937 Kentucky Derby Gold Cup Trophy, and it will be loaned to the museum for its Kentucky Derby Gold Cup exhibition in 2010.

  • Rimbo to Give 'Warner L. Jones Jr.' Lecture

    Bruce Rimbo, president of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, will deliver the 2007 "Warner L. Jones Jr. Memorial Lecture on the Business of Racing" May 12 at the University of Louisville.

  • Other Pari-Mutuel Industries Parallel Thoroughbred Racing

    Comments from officials from the United States Trotting Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, and the Greyhound industries mirrored concerns facing the Thoroughbred industry during a panel discussion at the opening session of the Association of Racing Commissioners International convention.

  • Tyger Norway Sets New Mexico Record at Ruidoso Sale

    Tyger Norway, a yearling colt from the first crop of the <a href="" target="_blank">Storm Cat</a> stallion Norway, took the New Mexico market to new heights when he brought $127,000 on Aug. 21 to top the Ruidoso mixed sale.

  • Zia Park Ready to Move Forward After Lawsuit Dropped

    Construction on Zia Park Racetrack and Casino in Hobbs, New Mexico can now begin after former Delta Downs owner Shawn Scott filed Monday to have his lawsuit against the racing commission dropped.

  • Scott Challenges New Mexico License Decision

    Nevada businessman Shawn Scott, an applicant for a license to open a racetrack and casino in Hobbs, New Mexico, has filed a challenge to the state Racing Commission's selection of Ruidoso Downs owner R.D. Hubbard.

  • R. D. Hubbard, involved with partnership that will operate New Mexico track.

    New Mexico Racing Commission Awards Hobbs Track License

    The New Mexico State Racing Commission voted 3-to-1 to award Ruidoso Downs owner R.D. Hubbard and his partnership a license to build and operate a new track and casino near Hobbs. Hubbard is the majority owner in the Zia Park partnership that also includes Ruidoso Downs president Bruce Rimbo, Ed Allred, the owner of the Los Alamitos racetrack in California and Paul Blanchard, the president of the Downs at Albuquerque.

  • First Winner for Claudius

    Texas stallion Claudius scored his first winner from his first starter when Hi Teck Man posted his first win in his second career start in a 4 1/2 furlong maiden special weight contest on June 21 at Ruidoso Downs.

  • R.D. Hubbard.

    Indiana Casino, Hubbard Fined by Gaming Panel

    The Indiana Gaming Commission has fined Pinnacle Entertainment more than $2 million and suspended the gaming license of Belterra Casino Resort for two days. The action by the commission came at its monthly meeting July 29 in Indianapolis.