Ruidoso Downs Race Track Remembers Jerry “Nic” Nicodemus

One of the Greatest Jockeys in Quarter Horse Racing History Dies

Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico -- January 31, 2018 - Jerry “Nic” Nicodemus, considered one of quarter horse racing’s greatest jockeys of all time, died Wednesday at his residence in Ruidoso. He was 73 years old.

“He was a great friend to so many people within the racing industry and we are all shocked and saddened by his passing,” Ruidoso Downs President and General Manager Jeff True said.“

His accomplishments on the race track are legendary, and the humble way he approached his success will always be remembered.   Truly a Quarter Horse legend.

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January 21, 2018 --The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association stallion service program is the primary fundraiser for the OQHRA. These stallion owners have generously donated the breeding to their stallions to support OQHRA. 100% of the proceeds from this auction goes to support several OQHRA programs including scholarships, lobbying activities and promotional efforts to increase racing opportunities for Quarter Horse and Mixed Breed racing in Oklahoma.

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