Red Mile Track is home to live racing, Instant Racing®, simulcast racing, and gaming seven days a week and year-round. The historical track was founded in 1875 and is the world’s second-oldest harness racing track and Lexington’s oldest horse racing track.
Red Mile Track is named after its red clay one-mile track and hosts a racing season from July to October. There are several levels of meets, from young two-year-old trotters in the Kindergarten series to the big show at the Grand Circuit at the end of the season. Outside of the live racing season, Red Mile offers racing and wagering on its electronic games through Instant Racing®. Visitors can also participate in simulcast wagering each day of the week from various tracks including Meadowlands, Saratoga, Churchill Downs, Lone Star Park, and more.
The center also offers Red Mile Rewards, a players’ card, where players earn points that can go toward offers and exclusive rewards. Players must be 21 years of age and have a valid photo ID to enroll.
Red Mile also hosts live entertainment with exciting performances each month in either the Grand Atrium or at Center Bar.
There are plenty of options with on-site dining ranging from bar to sit down service. At Café 1101, you’ll find sit down counter service that offers a lunch, dinner, and late night menu. From appetizers to pizza and a full service bar, Café 1101 has options for every craving. The café is open daily and hours for Sunday – Thursday are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Another full service option is Wagers Beers & Burgers, open noon to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to midnight Friday and Saturday.
For quick service drinks and snacks, visit Center Bar or Finish Line Concession (open during live racing and special events).
Red Mile Track is open Sunday – Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 am. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Red Mile Track is located at 1200 Red Mile Road and staff can be reached at 859-255-0752. Please note that children are not allowed on the wagering floor and patrons must be 21 years of age to play.