Lexington, KY - There's only one place in Lexington for the public to enjoy free live entertainment and Preakness wagering - Red Mile in Downtown Lexington. The fun begins at 11:15 on Friday, May 19 when wagering and advance wagering on both Black-Eyed Susan Day, and the full Preakness card begins. On Saturday gates open at 9am, with windows opening at 10am for Preakness wagering.
Free parking, free admission, live entertainment, over 900 Instant Racing® terminals, and Preakness simulcast and wagering make the 142 year old track the best place to celebrate the second race in the Triple Crown. Lexington band Caught Red Handed brings their rock and dance music to the Atrium at 9pm.
At 6pm on Saturday "Flowers of Free Play" giveaway drawings start. Winners could claim more than $4000 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 will broadcast all the racing action on NBC and simulcast throughout the day, all leading up to the Preakness Stakes (G1) at 6:48pm.
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.