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KHRC approves purses for 2020 Ky. Sire Stakes; distributions consist of two series, seven county fairs

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved purse distributions for the 2020 Kentucky Sire Stakes, supporting the recommendations made by the Kentucky Standardbred Development Fund and Kentucky Breeders’ Incentive Fund Advisory Panel. The purse distributions will consist of two series as well as funding for up to seven county fairs. The Commission, also under the recommendation of the Panel,...

Horse Power? Red Mile to feature American Flat Track motorcycle racing on June 3

For the first time ever, American Flat Track will race in Lexington at the Red Mile on Saturday, June 3. With roots dating back to the 1920s, American Flat Track is America’s original extreme sport. While not quite as storied as Red Mile’s 142 year-old harness racing history, American Flat Track and widely regarded as the most prestigious and competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing in...

Keeneland celebrating Kentucky Derby, Oaks days with wagering, other special activities

Keeneland will celebrate the May 5 Kentucky Oaks (G1) and May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) with parties to suit everyone’s style, from a casual picnic in the Paddock to the Derby Bash at the Keene Barn & Entertainment Center. Fans will be able to watch and wager on the races from Churchill Downs and major tracks around the country. On Oaks and Derby Days, fans may picnic in...

Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show moving from Red Mile to Kentucky Horse Park in 2018

The Junior League of Lexington announced the 2018 Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show will be held in the Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Arena. The Red Mile has been home to the Horse Show since its establishment in 1937 and next year’s move marks a historic change for this signature Saddlebred event and the Junior League of Lexington. A world class venue responsible for hosting the 2010 Alltech...

Shredding event set for Red Mile Saturday, part of AARP Kentucky’s ‘Operation: Stop Scams’

The AARP Fraud Watch Network and AARP Kentucky are bringing fraud-fighting efforts to consumers in Lexington “Operation: Stop Scams” – with a free community shredding event. Across the country events include: paper-shredding events, fraud education programs – popularly referred to as “scam jams,” Fraud Watch Network background presentations, tele-town halls and phone bank call-out sessions...

Keeneland, Red Mile team up in modernized facility for simulcasting, instant racing

On July 15, Keeneland moved its year-round simulcast operations to The Red Mile to offer wagering on Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horse racing at one Lexington location (Erin Grigson Photo)   By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   After 140 years of Standardbred racing, The Red Mile in Lexington has stepped into another new era with a modernized simulcast wagering section that...

Keeneland, The Red Mile will jointly operate 1,000-terminal historical wagering facility

A joint project involving The Red Mile and Keeneland will bring 1,000 race wagering terminals to Lexington next year, according to various news reports.   A news release from the Red Mile said the project will cost $30 million and wagering on historical races is expected to begin in September 2015, when the jointly operated facility is expected to be ready to open. The grandstand at The Red Mile...