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Red Mile kicks Off 140th season Sunday

04:30 AM 04 Aug 2014 NZST
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The Red Mile kicks off its 140th season Sunday
Photo by Nigel Soult

Lexington, KY - The 140th season of live racing action kicks off on Sunday night (Aug 3) at The Red Mile with a first post of 7 p.m. Fans will be treated with a 16-race live program, featuring full fields arriving from all over the Midwest.

Sunday nights will once again feature a $5,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 Pool in Races 6 - 9, in partnership with the USTA Strategic Wagering Program.

The $1.4 million Kentucky Sires Stakes Super Night comes up on Sunday, August 31, and will feature a $15,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 Pool.

Fans will notice the popular 10-cent superfectas have returned, and will be available on every race with the exception of the start of the Pick 4 and the final race of the evening. A 20-cent Super Hi Five will be part of the wagering menu on the last race of each card, where 100% of the net pool will carryover if no one selects the top five finishers.

The popular $1 specials are back on Thursday nights, with $1 admission, hot dogs, draft beer, and soft drinks.

Race reviews are available on for each live racing program, and can be accessed by clicking

Live racing continues on Sunday and Thursday evenings with a first post of 7 p.m. Grand Circuit racing begins on Thursday, September 25, with live racing Thursday - Sunday for the two week meet.

by Gabe Prewitt, for the Red Mile

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