KYSS finals center of new Fayette County Fair

The big Kentucky Sires Stakes championship program, set for Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Red Mile, according to Harnessracing.com.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The big Kentucky Sires Stakes championship program, set for Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Red Mile, according to Harnessracing.com.

They say it will be the centerpiece of the Fayette County Fair, with a special post time of 3 p.m. for the races.

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“This will be one of the biggest fall parties in the Bluegrass,” said Brian Miller, president and CEO of the Lexington Sports Commission.

He goes on to say, “And it goes back to harness racing’s roots.”

According to Harnessracing.com, in addition to the live harness racing program of the eight $250,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes divisional championships, the fair will include food trucks with southern-style menus, local craft breweries, bourbon tastings with master distillers, an arts and crafts market with more than 75 vendors, a kids area, and live music, with rising star Walker Montgomery among the performers.

They say the first Kentucky Sires Stakes legs of the 2018 series began last week and horses will accumulate points to advance to the finals.

The 2018 Kentucky Sires Stakes program is estimated to pay $4.5 million in purses, according to officials.