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.