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The Red Mile, Lexington

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Casino Horse Track
The Red Mile is a horse racing track located in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. The track hosts harness racing, a type of horse racing in which the horses must pull two-wheeled carts called sulkies while racing. It is one of harness racing's most famous tracks and is located in the heart of the Bluegrass region, an area of Kentucky famous for horse breeding and racing.In 2014, The Red Mile announced it was partnering with Keeneland to build a $30 million historical racing facility, with 1,000 terminals, scheduled to open September 2015. In May 2015, Keeneland also announced that it would move most of its Off-track betting operations to The Red Mile beginning July 15, 2015, investing over $2 million upgrading The Red Mile's grandstand area.FacilitiesThe race track itself is one mile long and made of red clay. From this, it is obvious to see how the name originated.In addition to the track, The Red Mile features a two-story clubhouse, a round barn, and a park. The clubhouse is often used for weddings, parties, and other gatherings. The Tattersalls area can accommodate large groups and is often used for horse sales.HistoryThe track was founded on September 28, 1875 and was sponsored by the Kentucky Trotting Horse Breeders Association. Attendance to the opening races was minimal because the track had not been advertised. Once newspapers published articles about the new track, attendance picked up. The track is the second-oldest harness racing track in the world and the oldest horse racing track in Lexington.
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  • Not that much to see since there was no racing the day we visited. We wanted to see the track because it is the 2nd oldest harness track in the world. They simulcast 364 days/year. The wagering floor ...  more »
  • Was not here for a horse race but a motorcycle race on the MILE. If you get a chance to see the American Flat Track series race here make sure you go it was a blast and the place is so nice.  more »
  • I went to the AFT Flat Track motorcycle race, the first held at this facility. Although they're new at this game (a totally different kind of horsepower) the staff I dealt with were extremely friendly...  more »
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  • Not considered a casino due to being on land. They have a large selection of slots. Just 1 floor but slots don't seem to pay out well. 2nd floor has simulcasting for horse races. They do offer free play to join their free card club which is nice. Offer steak breakfast after 2am on certain days. Drinks are brought around, no self serve unless its coffee. No smoking through out building, only outside.
  • I have fun when I go. Win some, lose some. I drink little or no alcohol. Only one person has ever asked if I wanted a drink and actually had diet Coke. Bar staff will always full it up and are very personable. Nothing like Vegas. I did appreciate being told how to change settings on the machine. Food is good.
  • Always a good time there, and good live music. The slots are easy to use and understand. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place to all of my friends.
  • Fun place. Become a player and get free play. Nice perks. Drinks and good food. Don't have to have a lot of money to play.
  • First time here and never got $5 free play. No one said anything to us. Was so lost. Didn't win at all not even close. Waste of time and money. Wanted to bring my Wife here for mothers day and regret ever doing it.