Red Mile Celebrates Horse Racing’s Big Day In A Big Way - Derby Fest 2017
Lexington, KY - Red Mile, the 142 year old track in the center of the horse capital of the world will once again welcome fans for a Derby Day of unparalleled entertainment. Whether it's in the grandstand, on the wagering floor, or relaxing in the clubhouse, free admission to the festivities means that everyone can join in on the fun.
The celebration begins at 10:00am when doors open in preparation for the first Derby undercard races. A highlight of the live entertainment offered throughout the day is Lexington based band, Encore, who will bring Motown and modern hits to the Atrium at 8:00pm. Dan Hill & Friends will play trackside starting at 1:30pm. Guests can keep it casual or don their Derby Day finery and participate in the hat contest at 4:00pm.
Everything from Hot Browns ($12) to Hot Dogs, Mint Juleps ($5.25) and more will be offered at food and beverage outlets throughout the track. In the Clubhouse, Executive Chef Joe Hall offers an abundant buffet filled with comfort food classics, and Kentucky dishes from all parts of the Commonwealth. Proud Kentuckians can celebrate the state through their stomach with Burgoo, Spoon Bread, Benedictine Sandwiches, Beer Cheese, and Stack Cake or get creative with Apple, Kale, and Sweet Potato Hash and White Chocolate Bread Pudding. Tickets for the buffet are $50 and can be purchased in advance via Eventbrite or the day-of, pending availability.
From 4pm-12am the Free Play DerbyFest Giveaway will be underway on the wagering floor. Every 15 minutes 3 winners will "Race to the Finish" and claim more than $4,000 worth of free Instant Racing® plays to be given away. Members of the Red Mile Rewards program are eligible to win - it's free and easy to join at Player Services. Televisions throughout the facility and a giant screen on the track will broadcast all the Derby action throughout the day, as well as the main event at 6:34pm. Red Mile will also open at 10:00am on Oaks Day for simulcast wagering.
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ABOUT RED MILE
Since 1875, Red Mile has been an important part of the cultural and physical fabric of Lexington, Central Kentucky, and the world of horse racing. A $42 million joint venture with Red Mile and The Keeneland Association features the trifecta of racing offering live racing, simulcast wagering and 900 Instant Racing® terminals. The expansion and renovation of the all-new Red Mile features 110,000 square feet of entertainment and expanded wagering options.