From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend the horses are running at Ruidoso Downs. Quarter horses and thoroughbreds race all summer with post time at 1pm Fridays through Mondays. Ruidoso Downs is the home of the World’s Richest Quarter Horse Race, the All American Futurity. Ruidoso is famous the world over for this signature event occurring over Labor Day weekend. Ruidoso Downs hosts one of the area’s two casinos for even more action year around.