Lexington, KY — Kentucky Fair racing will get underway Thursday (June 6) as 2- and 3-year-old pacers and trotters will make their season’s debut at the Purchase District Fair in Mayfield. With a post time scheduled for 4 p.m., the card will feature 14 heats of racing for the Kentucky-bred youngsters with each division going for $5,000. For most of the entries, it will be their first start of 2019.
The 2018 Kentucky Colt Racing Association High Point winners returning to the track Thursday include 3-year-old pacing filly Tamylufrmtimbucktom, 3-year-old gelding pacer Caviart Max and 3-year-old trotter Sleep In.
Tamylufrmtimbuckto, a daughter of Hypnotic Blue Chip, is owned and trained by Barkley Counts. As a freshman filly, she made 14 starts with seven wins, taking a mark of 1:55.1 at Lexington and earning $22,050.
Caviart Max, a son of Pet Rock, is trained by Harley Emerson and is co-owned by Emerson and Jonda Smith. In 2018, he made 15 starts with five wins and five seconds, banking $23,580, and took a mark of 1:54.2 at Lexington.
Sleep In, by Explosive Matter, is owned and trained by Rodney DeBeck. He had 12 starts in 2018 with three wins, two seconds and a third, earning $13,740 and taking a record of 2:09h at Paducah.
The fair season will move to LaCenter on Thursday (June 13).
The Kentucky Fair program, administered by the Kentucky Colt Racing Association, is considered a stepping stone to the Kentucky Sire Stakes series that race for a final purse of $250,000 in September at Red Mile. To be eligible for the Kentucky Fair program, a foal must be Kentucky sired or Kentucky bred.