The Red Mile in Lexington hosts its annual Kentucky Sires Stakes Championship Night on Sunday, featuring eight $175,000 finals for 2- and 3-year-old pacers and trotters.
The evening of racing also offers fans an opportunity to see the "new" Red Mile, which has been undergoing renovations that include a remodeled simulcasting area and a soon-to-open area for historical racing machines.
First post is 7 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
All four Kentucky Sires Stakes 2-year-old champions will be on the track.
Although the 2014 Two-Year-Old Colt Trot champ Cinnabar Hall was winless in 10 starts heading into this year's KYSS action, he has swept his two preliminaries and is the 2-5 favorite in the night's second race. Reigning filly trot champ Armatrading scored a career-best 1:55.4 victory in round two of the KYSS and is the 2-1 choice in the sixth race.
Cielle, who won last year's 2-Year-Old Filly Pace finals, is still searching for her first win in 2015 but has a second and third in the KYSS preliminaries. She is the 3-1 second choice to 7-5 favorite Twilight Princess in the ninth race.
Defending colt champion Bestbestraight is 10-1 behind several others in the finals for 3-year-old pacers but posted a win and a fourth in the opening two legs. Corsica Hall is the 5-2 pick in the seventh race.
In the 2-year-old finals, prelim winners Cavalcade Hall and Barryscourt will meet up in the colt trot, as will Kentucky Hall and Abbieville in the filly trot. Filly pace prelim winners Lakeisha Hall and Bellatricks will square off in the filly pace, while Cracker Cam, who swept the opening rounds for freshman male pacers, is a heavy favored in the finals.
Nearly 200 televisions have been added to the renovated wagering and simulcasting area, with harness, Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred signals available. The area includes newly added wagering windows and self-serve units. Also, new food service options are available.
Two guaranteed Pick 4 pools will be available, one valued at $10,000 and the other $7,500.