The fall Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile in Lexington, KY has long been the showcase for the very finest racing our sport has to offer. The historic red clay mile oval is a true test that separates the champion from the pretender. They greats have all raced here, with Immortals such as Greyhound, Niatross and Moni Maker adding to their rich legacy with remarkable Red Mile accomplishments.
The Red Mile shares the mile track world race record for both gaits with The Meadowlands. Pacer Somebeachsomewhere toured the strip in 1:46.4 during the 2008 meet to equal the fastest race ever. A year earlier, both Donato Hanover and Giant Diablo trotted 1:50.1 miles to set the bar.
The second week of the Championship Meet is an all daylight schedule with racing Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 PM each afternoon. The International Stallion Stakes for freshmen pacers and trotters populate Thursday and Friday and Saturday is Ladies’ Day with the filly divisions of the top sophomore stakes featured.
The supporting card on Sunday includes the Tattersalls Pace, an important stake for the three year old pacing colts, as well as the Allerage Farms Open events for the stars of both gaits and sexes of the older horse division.
Beginning at 7:00 on the evening of Tuesday, October 2nd is the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale where the champions of the future are sold at auction. The most desired pedigrees in the business are well represented by the progeny of the very same horses who thrilled us over this ground in seasons past. The sale continues each evening at 7:00, concluding on Saturday night.
The Grand Circuit Late Closer nominations have a closing date of September 15. Please call the Racing Office at (859) 258-7670 for details and to make shipping arrangements. Stalls are a commodity this year, do not ship without confirmation. Visit The Red Mile website for all pertinent information on the fall meet.