Day At The Track

New $1 million race at Red Mile in 2019

08:05 AM 30 Aug 2018 NZST
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The Red Mile Renaissance continues with the creation of $1 million harness race for two-year-old trotters slated for a blockbuster Grand Circuit weekend in 2019 at the historic Lexington, Kentucky harness track.

The race for two-year-old trotters, was initiated by the Hambletonian Society and received an enthusiastic response from host partners The Red Mile, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and the Kentucky Sires Stakes board.

A formal announcement, outlining the parameters of the event will be made on Sunday, Sept. 16, when the Red Mile hosts the $250,000 Kentucky Sires Stake Finals, the finale of the $4.5 million program on Fayette County Fair Day.

Other partners include the Bluegrass Sports Commission, Cornett Agency, and the inaugural Lexington Selected Mixed Sale, slated for Oct. 7, 2018, which has dedicated net proceeds from the sale to promotion and marketing of the new event.

The Hambletonian Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1924 to sponsor the race for which it was named, the Hambletonian Stake. The Society's mission is to encourage and support the breeding of Standardbred horses through the development, administration and promotion of harness racing stakes, early-closing races and other special events.

by Moira Fanning, for the Hambletonian Society

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