Live harness racing returns to Red Mile on Thursday night as the historic track opens its 143rd season with a 10-race card.
More than $7.5 million in purses will be offered over 32 race dates concluding on Oct. 8.
The pre-Grand Circuit meet will cover 24 programs, racing live Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 17 with a post time of 7 each night.
The $5 million Grand Circuit meet consists of eight cards and will follow a Thursday through Sunday schedule with post times at 7 p.m. Sept. 28-30 then 1 p.m. post times on Oct. 1 and Oct. 5-8.
The Grand Circuit is highlighted by the Bluegrass Stakes for all divisions and the International Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds before a closing weekend tht includes the 125th Kentucky Futurity on Oct. 8.