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News Stories & Updates
on the retention of:
The Ruidoso Downs Racetrack & Casino

Note: This page is designed to help all of us keep up with the news and issues regarding the status of the
         retention of the Ruidoso Racetrack and Casino in Ruidoso Downs. This is not an official site, but merely
         a page trying to help all of us keep up with press releases, news stories and interviews on the issues.
         We request that all press releases regarding developments be sent to us at:


  1. Ruidoso Downs Race Track
    1461 U.S. 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
    (575) 378-4431

News Clips.....

Monday 2-22-10:  Press Release from the Ruidoso Chamber: Click Here

Albuquerque Journal: New Track on Saving Racino

Bill could impact racetrack - Ruidoso News

A bill that would pave the way for an increase in the gross receipts tax, and which could possibly be applied to Ruidoso Downs Race Track, was introduced in the New Mexico Legislature Thursday.

HB-203 has been posted:  ,   or  Click Here.      Word Document

 A note from Cynthia West, President - RVCC, Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce

"This bill, if it were to pass, will enable the citizens of Lincoln County to vote on whether or not they
want to have a GRT increase in order to sustain the race track.  It also have other elements included
for economic development.  The sponsor is from the Raton area.  The bill is not a Lincoln County bill and
could be a benefit to other communities too," stated West.  Received 2-1-2010 (Cynthia West)



Poll backs track - Ruidoso News

Full story: Ruidoso News

Nearly all of the Lincoln County respondents to an opinion poll involving the future of the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino agree: the track and its Billy the Kid Casino bring tourists to the area.