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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Kindergarten Series Shifts to The Red Mile

Lexington, KY - The Grand Circuit rolls into Lexington, Kentucky with the third leg of the Kindergarten series for two-year-old trotters at The Red Mile on Thursday, September 10.

Two $10,000 divisions for both fillies and colts are on the bill with the girls splitting neatly into a pair of eights in races five and seven.

The Takter stable houses likely favorites in each, with Haughty coming into the first division off a 1:56 win in leg two at Tioga Downs ten days ago. Trainer Jimmy Takter is listed to drive the filly for owners Al Libfeld, Marvin Katz and Sam Goldband.

Jimmy may well be driving the favorite in the seventh too, as Hollywood Hill brings impressive credentials into her split having won three of her five career outings for owners Goran Falk and Christina Takter.

The colts compete in races six and nine with Tioga track record holder Jack Vernon a clear choice in the sixth for owners The Miller Stable, trainer Randy Beeckman and driver Corey Callahan.

The ninth race is more of a puzzle with several lightly raced prospects developing into contenders as the second half of stakes season gets underway.

Racing begins at seven o'clock at The Red Mile on Thursday. Live racing continues through September 19, breaks for Jug week then returns with the fortnight of Grand Circuit racing with a Wednesday through Saturday schedule beginning on September 30.

The first week is a 7:00 post time and week two is a 1:00 matinee each day. The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale begins on the evening of Monday, October 5 and continues through Friday night. Catalogues are available.

Also of note, nominations to the Grand Circuit Late Closers must be postmarked by September 15. The form is available here.