The Ruidoso Derby (G1) is the first leg of the Quarter Horse Derby Triple Crown races, started in 1994. The Ruidoso Derby has traditionally been run at the beginning of the Ruidoso Downs Race Track Season. 2018 marks the 25th running of this race.
- Watch the Ruidoso Derby trials and finals on:
- Historical Winners of the Ruidoso Derby
- Visit the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack website for additional information.
Quarter Horse Derby Triple Crown: The Ruidoso Derby is first leg of the Quarter Horse Derby Triple Crown at Ruidoso Downs. In the event one horse wins all three races (Ruidoso Derby, Rainbow Derby and All American Derby), its connections will receive a $1 million bonus.