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More Than Ready Mile Set for Kentucky Downs

The $200,000 race Sept. 13 will carry name of WinStar Farm stallion.

One of the most prominent races of the upcoming Kentucky Downs meeting has been renamed the More Than Ready Mile after the internationally successful stallion standing at WinStar Farm.

The $200,000 stakes race, which is expected to attract some of North America's top milers, is part of a $1.7 million racing program Sept. 13.

"It is an honor to involve WinStar Farm in the upcoming live season and to rename our prestigious one mile event the More Than Ready Mile," said Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen. "More Than Ready  has international acclaim as a stallion, so it is appropriate that he be identified with our unique one mile course, which is run with one long sweeping turn."

More Than Ready stands at WinStar Farm, in Versailles, Ky.

"WinStar is proud to be associated with such a lucrative and high profile day of racing at Kentucky Downs," said WinStar president Elliott Walden. "More Than Ready is a world class stallion, so he was an obvious choice as the namesake for this stakes race."