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The Red Mile, Lexington

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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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  • Slots, food and drinks, what more do you need?! Perfect for down time or in between events. Bars in city close at 2:30, but Red Miles is open until 4 or later. Friendly helpful staff, fun games! 
  • Just absolutely love this place. Great food,drinks,atmosphere. You can watch the sunset over the race track. It's breath taking. You just can't get no better than this! 
  • We didn't have enough time to thoroughly check it out but we'll be back in the spring! What an incredible place! 
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  • Awesome staff. I love the atmosphere of the place as well especially since I walked out with 50 dollars on my first night. I'm hooked lol.
  • I love redmiles horse machined and the friendly staff and peoples it always different rewards you can earn i love when the bands play try it you will love the experience
  • It was the best place I been in a long time I like it
  • Lots of slots to pick from.Good food,Great Band,Good Dance Music,Great Times.
  • Great rewards program and fun day to do play slots and bet on horses, and even to get a bite to eat!