Keyword: The Red Mile

  • Red Mile president Joe Costa (left) and Keeneland president Bill Thomason in new simulcast facility.

    'Evolution of Racing' Approaches in Lexington

    When Keeneland shifts its simulcast operation to The Red Mile harness track July 15, it will mark a major change for Lexington. And a few months later more than 900 historical racing machines are expected to be operational.

  • Keeneland Asks to Move Simulcasts to Red Mile

    Keeneland will ask the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission May 6 for permission to offer Thoroughbred simulcasts at The Red Mile, the Lexington harness track that is constructing a facility for historical race wagering machines.

  • Instant Racing Machines

    Keeneland Applies for Historical Racing

    The number of historical race gaming machines in operation at Kentucky racetracks would increase substantially if the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approves requests from Keeneland Racecourse and The Red Mile.

  • Instant Racing Machines

    Lexington Tracks Eye Instant Racing Licenses

    Two Lexington racetracks are expected to apply for licenses to operate historical race wagering machines when the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meets April 2.

  • Instant Racing Machine

    Kentucky Downs: 'Canary in the Coal Mine'

    Amid the uncertainty of reception in the marketplace and a lingering legal challenge, Kentucky Downs officially christened expanded pari-mutuel wagering via Instant Racing machines during an evening reception Aug. 30.

  • Keeneland Adds Oaks/Derby Drive-Thru Outlet

    Keeneland, in an attempt to ease congestion at its drive-through betting windows May 6-7, Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (both gr. I) days, is partnering with The Red Mile to add betting windows.

  • Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard

    Clement, Sheppard to Speak at KTFMC Meeting

    KTFMC meeting will feature leading trainers Christophe Clement and Jonathan Sheppard. Clement is the conditioner of champion Gio Ponti, and Sheppard trained Breeders' Cup winners Forever Together and Informed Decision.

  • Ohio Veterinarians Suspended

    Two veterinarians attending to horses competing at The Red Mile harness track in Lexington were indefinitely suspended Oct. 2 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) pending the results of an ongoing investigation.

  • Quarters to Race on Turfway's Polytrack

    Quarter Horses will race on the synthetic Polytrack for the first time Sept. 12 when Turfway Park hosts the $25,000 John Deere Turfway Park Sprint Stakes. The race will be part of the Friday night program of Thoroughbred racing during Turfway's late summer/early fall meet.

  • Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

    Veto of KHRA Assessment Relief Stands

    Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed a provision in the state General Assembly's $19-billion budget that would keep smaller racetracks in the state from paying a daily assessment to support Kentucky Horse Racing Authority operations. Legislators on April 15 took no action to override the veto as the General Assembly session came to a close.

  • Thoroughbred Art Offered at HTA Auction in Lexington

    The world of the Thoroughbred, as seen by European and American artists, will be represented at the 29th equine art auction of Harness Tracks of America, to be held Oct. 6-7 at the Tattersalls Sales Arena in Lexington.

  • Equine Art Up for Bid at HTA Auction

    The 28th HTA Art Auction, which features Standardbred, Thoroughbred, sporting, and other equine art, will be held Oct. 1 beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT at the Tattersalls sale arena in Lexington. Proceeds of the auction benefit the Harness Tracks of America College Scholarship Fund.

  • Ellis Park, Red Mile Dates Raise Objections in Kentucky

    The Kentucky Racing Commission granted final approval of 2004 race dates Oct. 28 at a contentious meeting at which Ellis Park was granted a six-day racing week, and The Red Mile was awarded Quarter Horse dates despite objections from the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association's attorney.

  • Standardbred Sale Good, But Call for Slots Issued

    The euphoria after the Keeneland September yearling sale posted gains of almost 30% in gross and average apparently hasn't carried over to the Standardbred business. Numbers for the recent Tattersalls select yearling sale at The Red Mile in Lexington actually were fairly strong, but industry leaders indicated the storm clouds haven't blown away.

  • Thoroughbred Breeder Backs Kentucky Quarter Horse Plan

    With time running out to obtain 2004 dates, the Kentucky Quarter Horse Racing Association board of directors met Sept. 6 to discuss whether to accept an offer by a Standardbred track to host some Quarter Horse races, and it also got unexpected support from a Thoroughbred breeder.

  • Kentucky Harness Track Wants Quarter Horse Dates

    Representatives from Kentucky's racetracks submitted their preliminary applications for 2004 racing dates to members of a subcommittee of the Kentucky Racing Commission Sept. 2. The Thoroughbred schedule is typical, but there are other proposed changes.

  • Keeneland to Open a Day Earlier This Fall

    Keeneland has received Kentucky Racing Commission approval to open a day earlier this fall to accommodate stakes that serve as preps for the Breeders' Cup. The Lexington track will open Friday, Oct. 5, instead of Saturday, Oct. 6.

  • Bothe 'Zooming By' Lexington This Spring

    John Bothe, the former Meadowlands track announcer who made national headlines when he filed a discrimination suit against the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority in 1999, has been hired by The Red Mile in Lexington to call the second portion of the harness track's spring meet.

  • Quarter Horse Simulcasting Request Piques Interest

    Kentucky's racing industry is at the very least intrigued that two Standardbred racetracks plan to ask the Kentucky Racing Commission for permission to simulcast Quarter Horse races. But there is some question as to whether the plan will fly.