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Kentucky Downs To Increase Number Of Historical Racing Machines

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously granted permission for Kentucky Downs to increase their number of historical horse racing machines, reports drf.com. Currently operating 775 machines, Kentucky Downs will bump that number to 1,200 machines. The facility has planned an expansion for the new machines, which will also need to be approved by the commission. Both […]

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Kentucky Legislative Panel Discusses ‘Importance’ Of Historical Racing

A legislative panel got a snapshot of Kentucky’s horse-racing industry during a meeting today at Turfway Park. “I just wanted to emphasize the importance of historical horse racing to the Commonwealth,” Kentucky Racing Commission Chairman Frank Kling told members of the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations, as Thoroughbred horses had their morning workout […]

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Keeneland, Red Mile Partnership: ‘Equine Industry Must Survive And Thrive As A Whole’

The partnership between Keeneland and the Red Mile geared up when the two created KRM Wagering LLC, working together to bring historical racing terminals to central Kentucky. Six months into the project, the handle has grown faster than either party could have hoped for, recently eclipsing $100 million. The financial side of the tracks’ collaboration […]

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Business Is Good: Early Figures Strong For Red Mile Instant Racing

In its first 19 days of operation, the new instant racing parlor at the Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., took in over $5 million, according to numbers provided to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The parlor contains 902 instant racing machines, each averaging almost $300 per day since the start of operations at noon on […]

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Opinion: Instant Racing Walks Fine Line Between Helping, Hurting Horse Racing

Earlier this month, the Red Mile opened its new simulcasting area and Instant Racing parlor to the public. The facility, which is a joint venture with Keeneland, has been promoted as ‘The Evolution of Horse Racing’. Recently, Tom Eblen of the Lexington Herald-Leader visited the Red Mile, and wrote about it in his most recent column for […]

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KY Instant Racing: Claim Regarding Random Number Generators Adds New Wrinkle To Legal Battle

After several months of renovations, the Red Mile, in partnership with Keeneland, opened its new simulcasting facility and Instant Racing Parlor this month. It joins Kentucky Downs and Ellis Park as locations for the Instant Racing – or historical racing machines – located in Kentucky. There has been a long-running battle over whether Instant Racing […]

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‘Evolution Of Horse Racing’: Red Mile Cuts Ribbon On New Simulcast, Instant Racing Parlor

Officials ‘cut the ribbon’ and unveiled the new simulcasting and Instant Racing parlor at the Red Mile Sept. 17. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the facility, which is a joint venture between the Red Mile and Keeneland, actually opened for business last Saturday, and officials report that they have been pleased by the reception. So far, there have been […]

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Red Mile Opens ‘Reinvented’ Joint Operation With Keeneland

The latest chapter in the storied 140-year history of Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., will open to the public at noon Saturday September 12. KRM Wagering LLC, a joint venture between Keeneland Association and Red Mile, has fueled a rebirth of the facility that now features historical racing as well as live and simulcast wagering. “The Evolution Of […]

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Kentucky Commission Approves Measure To Begin Regulating Cobalt

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a new rule to regulate the use of cobalt during a regularly-scheduled meeting Tuesday afternoon. The commission unanimously approved a rule that would institute penalties for horses testing over 25 ppb and 50 ppb in serum on the state’s racetracks. Trainers could be subject to a warning and fine […]

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Historical Racing Machines Roll Into Lexington’s Red Mile

Officials from Red Mile and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission were on hand to receive the first shipment of historical racing terminals on Monday, July 27, at the emerging entertainment facility located in the heart of Lexington. Chris Clark, Director of Enforcement and Licensing for KHRC and Shannon Cobb, CFO, The Red Mile were present as […]

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