Historical Racing opens at Red Mile Saturday
September 11, 2015
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The latest chapter in the storied 140-year history of Red Mile will open to the public at Noon on Saturday, Sept. 12. KRM Wagering LLC, a joint venture between Keeneland Association and Red Mile, has fueled a rebirth of the facility that now features that now features historical racing as well as live and simulcast wagering.
"The Evolution Of Horse Racing is now fully operational. We invite our old friends as well as new fans to enjoy an entertainment destination unlike any other in Kentucky,” said Joe Costa, Red Mile President.
A total of 902 historical racing terminals are open for play. "Our staff is ready to guide customers through the steps of playing this new pari-mutuel wager,” said KRM Wagering COO Annie Allman. "There are a number of themes to choose from at varying betting levels as well.”
"Keeneland is very excited to be a partner in this project,” said Vince Gabbert, COO of Keeneland. "Historical racing will generate revenue to increase purse levels to help keep us competitive with other states.”
Red Mile's CFO Shannon Cobb was also quick to point out the positive economic impact the new project has already achieved. "There were over 200 new jobs created to support this facility” said Cobb. "And our long term plans for other entertainment and retail development will have an even greater impact on the local economy.”
The opening week's hours of operation for Red Mile are Sunday-Monday Noon-Midnight, Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-Midnight, Friday 11AM-2AM.