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Kentucky Sire Stakes Continue

August 26, 2018:

Five divisions of two-year-old pacers contested the second of three $30,000 preliminary Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) legs on Sunday night (Aug. 26) under absolutely glorious conditions at the Red Mile....read on

First Race For $800,000 Yearling

August 24, 2017:

The Red Mile will host the second of three preliminary legs of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for two-year-old trotters on Saturday night, with the highest priced yearling of 2016 set to make his pari-mutuel debut....read on

Stakes Hopefuls Prep At The Red Mile

August 10, 2017:

With the 2017 Meadowlands Championship Meet complete, the Grand Circuit morphs into more of a travelling show, reminiscent of days gone by, with important races at many venues over the next few months....read on

Changes To KY Sire Stakes Program

September 15, 2016:

On Thursday, September 15, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced changes to the Kentucky Sire Stakes program, which includes increased purses and opportunities to race in multiple jurisdictions’ sire stakes programs....read on

Kentucky Sire Stakes Purses Approved

October 21, 2014:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has approved the purse distributions for the 2015 Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS), agreeing with the recommendation of the Kentucky Standardbred Development Fund and Kentucky Breeders’ Incentive Fund Advisory Panel....read on

Updated: Changes To KYSS Eligibility

February 19, 2014:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) announced today that, beginning with the 2014 breeding season, horses by resident mares will be eligible for the Kentucky Sire Stakes....read on

McIntosh Hopes For More History

August 29, 2013:

Fresh off a milestone in which he made harness racing history, Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh is hoping his faith in one of his former pupils will pay off dividends this Sunday night....read on

KYSS 2YOs Tussle At Red Mile

August 12, 2013:

The opening round of Kentucky Sire Stakes for two-year-olds got underway on Sunday, August 11 at the Red Mile. Only the freshman trotting colts were divided into a pair of $15,000 divisions, while the pacing colts, pacing fillies and trotting fillies each went postward in a single $30,000 division, respectively....read on

Comparing Kentucky To Ontario

June 18, 2013:

"I have trainers and owners say to me all the time, 'Governor, I'm sorry but I'm pulled my horses up to West Virginia last weekend and ran in those races up there at that track because the purses were three times as big as they were at Churchill Downs or at Keeneland.'"...read on

Gov. Beshear Signs KYSS Eligibility Bill

March 25, 2013:

It has been reported that Senate Bill 110 in Kentucky, which is legislation that will support the state's standardbred breeding industry, was signed last week by Governor Steve Beshear....read on

Bolt The Duer Earns Second KYSS Win

September 2, 2012:

The second and final preliminary leg of Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) for three-year-olds highlighted the 15-race card Saturday night at The Red Mile, and with the predicted rains from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac failing to materialize, it left the famed clay oval lightning fast. Of the six KYSS contests that went postward, four winners set new lifetime marks....read on

Freshmen In KYSS Action At Red Mile

August 31, 2012:

So Nice kicked off Thursday night's card at The Red Mile with a maiden-breaking 1:52.2 victory in the lone $30,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) division for two-year-old filly pacers....read on

KYSS Filly Moves To Burke Barn

August 30, 2012:

The second and final preliminary round of Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) for three-year-olds will be contested the night of Saturday, September 1 at the Red Mile, with the outcomes putting in place the fields for the $250,000 finals scheduled for the Bluegrass State's Super Night on Sunday, September 9....read on

KYSS 2YOs Thursday At Red Mile

August 28, 2012:

The second leg of Kentucky Sire Stakes for two-year-olds will be contested the evening of Thursday, August 30 at the Red Mile, setting the stage for the $2 million Super Night, scheduled for Sunday, September 9. The three-year-olds will be in KYSS action on Saturday, September 1, which will finalize the fields for the eight finals worth $250,000 each....read on

MacDonald, Ponder Colts Take KYSS

August 23, 2012:

While Mark MacDonald had high hopes to win one of two Kentucky Sire Stakes divisions on Thursday night at The Red Mile with world record holder Bolt The Duer, he ended up winning both after picking up an unexpected and extremely live catch drive....read on


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