posted on 8/28/2013 3:13 pm
best of harness racing in the Bluegrass State will be on display on
Sunday night, Sept. 1, at The Red Mile when the historic Lexington
racetrack hosts the $2 million Kentucky Sire Stakes Super Night. The
program annually attracts one of the largest crowds of the year to the
famed clay oval and attendees this year will be joined by Governor Steve
Beshear and his wife, Jane.
“The history and
heritage of The Red Mile is unique to Kentucky,” Gov. Beshear said.
“Since opening in 1875, it continues to be the oldest pari-mutuel
harness track in North America. The First Lady and I will be pleased to
be a part of that tradition when we present the trophy for the Kentucky
Sire Stakes on September 1.”
$250,000 Sire Stakes Finals for 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers
will be contested on the program. Admission will be free, with first
race post time at 7 p.m., ET.
Horse Racing Commission is delighted Governor Beshear and the First
Lady will present the trophy for the Kentucky Sire Stakes -- one the
richest finals in North America,” Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund
director Jamie Eads said. “The Governor and First Lady continue to
support the equine industry in Kentucky and it is an honor to have their
participation in the finals.”