139th racing season kicks off at the Red Mile

11:04 PM 08 Aug 2012 NZST
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Courtesy Of The Red Mile

The 139th season of live harness racing kicked off at Lexington's Red Mile with a bang on Sunday, August 5th. A good crowd enjoyed great weather and a parade of longshots on the opening night program which has made for a $2,663 Pick 4 carryover into the first Thursday night program.

As part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Program, The Red Mile has announced that the Thursday night Pick 4 (Races 6-9) will offer a $10,000 Guaranteed Pool.

The popular ‘Dollar Night' specials have returned as well for Thursday night patrons in 2012, with fans enjoying admission, programs, hot dogs, draft beers, and sodas for only a buck.

College students will receive free programs and admission on Thursday nights with a valid college ID.

The Red Mile Clubhouse will be open select race nights throughout the 2012 season, including this upcoming Saturday, August 11th.

For a complete schedule or to make reservations, please contact The Red Mile Clubhouse at(859) 233-0814.

Live racing continues at The Red Mile on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings through October 7th, with a first post of 7 p.m.

The $2 million Kentucky Sires Stakes ‘Night of Champions' is slated for Sunday, September 9th.

by Gabe PREWITT

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