Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Beshear Reaffirms Push For KY Casino Vote

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Dec. 27 reaffirmed his efforts to push for a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling in 2012, citing results of a survey on the topic.

A statewide poll of 612 Kentucky voters was done by the Washington, D.C.-based firm of Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group Dec. 12-14. The survey was commissioned by “various Kentucky horse racing interests” and reported in a joint release from Churchill Downs and Keeneland, two Kentucky racetracks.

The poll found that 87% of those polled favor the Kentucky General Assembly passing legislation that would authorize a constitutional amendment on casino gambling, and that 61% would vote in favor of the measure. Officials said the survey has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2012 Racing Dates Approved

The KHRC approved Thunder Ridge's request to cut 3 days in 2012, which reduces their race dates to 21 days.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

2012 KY Fair Schedule released

The KYFS loses the Boyd County fair at Thunder Ridge in 2012. As a result, a horse must only race in 4 fairs to be eligible for the Fair Final.

However, the purse structure and the nomination, sustaining, and entry fees are the same as 2011.

* The Purchase District Fair (Mayfield) on May 22nd has been changed to 1:00 p.m. CDT.

Click Here for a printable schedule

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sires Stakes Winners Crowned At The Red Mile

The Red Mile presented a 14-race card on Sunday (September 11), with eight of the contests worth a cool $2 million, producing the Bluegrass State’s newest Sire Stakes champions.

In the $250,000 2-year-old pacing colt and gelding final, prohibitive favorite Bolt The Duer paced home in 1:52.1 for Mike Lachance to become the third foal (along with Blue Claw and Shanghai Lil) from his late dam, Wonderbolt, to become a Kentucky Sire Stakes champion. The son of Ponder, who is owned by All Star Racing and conditioned by Peter Foley, boosted his record to 6-5-0-0 and increased his bankroll to $284,000.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blockbuster $2 Million Card On Sunday At The Red Mile

The Red Mile will host one of the biggest annual nights in Kentucky harness racing on Sunday (September 11), as eight Kentucky Sires Stakes finals will be contested worth a quarter of a million dollars each.
USTA/Ellen Harvey photo
Bolt The Duer sold for $70,000
at the 2010 Standardbred Horse Sale.

The first of eight $250,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes finals will feature a field of six 2-year-old colt pacers and a heavy favorite in the sensational Bolt The Duer (Mike Lachance). Bolt The Duer is a son of Ponder, out of the late Artsplace mare Wonderbolt.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Red Mile Shows Interest In Adding Instant Racing To Redevelopment

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The Red Mile last week received final approval from the state for more than $25.32 million in tax increment financing for a re development project near downtown Lexington that would include instant racing.

The Lexington harness racetrack — just off South Broadway, about a half-mile from the University of Kentucky campus — proposed an 80-acre mixed-used development of apartments, a hotel, retail and restaurant spaces, parking garages and offices.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dollar, College Night At The Red Mile Every Thursday

Thursday nights will offer great value for racing fans with a "Dollar/College Night" promotion that will run throughout the entirety of the meet. College students will gain free admission and a free race program with a valid college ID, while everyone will be able to take advantage of $1 draft beer, $1 soft drinks, $1 hot dogs, and $1 admission.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Red Mile P4 continues USTA Strategic Wagering success

The Red Mile was the latest track to join with the USTA Strategic Wagering program by guaranteeing a Pick 4 pool of $5,000 on opening night (Aug. 7) and continued the program’s success as the pool exceeded $7,100.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Join or renew your KHHA membership now

All 2010 KHHA Memberships have expired. KHHA provides membership opportunities to all trainers, drivers, owners, breeders, and fans that have a stake in the harness racing industry in Kentucky.  Annual membership is only $35 and expires on February 28th each year.

Click Here for a 2011 KHHA membership application.