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“Some good, some bad” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Red Mile

The Red Mile
1200 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY 40504
859-255-0752
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Ranked #35 of 129 things to do in Lexington
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Some good, some bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I had been looking forward to visiting this historic track for some time. And I admit that it is charming. The track itself is well-maintained and you get closer to the action than at any track I'd ever been to. And instead of a wire fence neck-high, there is a brick 2 foot high fence separating the crowd from the track in some areas. It's difficult not to love. In addition, there is a guy that runs the gift shop out of the clubhouse entry that is the best I've ever seen at a harness track. All kinds of shirts in sizes from infant to 6X. Mugs, hats, etc. A great place to shop for a harness racing fan.

That said, there were issues. The clubhouse wasn't open for live racing, which is sad. And while there is an area to order food and sit down while watching simulcasting, it's poorly maintained, with TV's not working at some tables. My wife called several times in advance trying to coordinate a winner's circle photo for our one-time visiting the track, and never got a call back.

There are definitely facility management issues keeping this from being a top-notch racetrack.

Visited August 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Race Track”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a very nice race track in Lexington! The area around it is very pretty and it is a typical track you see in North Carolina. I would love to go back to see a race here again. I believe the races fall on Thursday and Sunday evenings in August.

Visited August 2014
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Nevada, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“historically beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

been here several times over the last 3 years with our best friends to watch races and see their horses and enjoy it every time.It's a classic racetrack, not the conglomerate type. It's old school harness racing with some of the class bloodlines in the Standardbred Industry.
don't miss a chance to go

Visited July 2014
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Hinesville, Georgia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was our first time at the Lexington Junior League and we will come again. It was amazing !! The horses and riders were such an experience to watch !

Visited July 2014
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New Jersey
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“A harness racing icon that must be see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Harness racing is an All-American icon and the Red Mile is awesome. Go during the racing meet and see how great this type of racing is. The grounds are old school at its best ! They even have a horse sale in October and you can watch buyers bidding on their next harness racer.

Visited July 2014
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