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Kentucky Proud Series: Harness Racing at Kentucky County Fairs

Beginning in 2020, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission began administering the Harness Racing at County Fairs. The Standardbred un-cashed ticket money is annually allocated to the purses for harness racing at county fairs in Kentucky and the Fair Finals, along with any other money contributed or allocated to the fund. The Fairs begin in early June in West Kentucky and wrap up at the historic Red Mile in early August.


The Commission approved the following purse structure for 2021
Dates/locations: TBD.  Please check back for updates.


  • Each event will offer $1,000 per entry per race. On a ½ mile track, purse will include a $1,000 bonus for each trailer.
  • Finals will be $25,000 per race

2021 Deadlines & Fees: 

  • Feb 15th - Fair Nomination Postmark Deadline $50.00
  • April 15th - Fair Sustaining Payment Postmark Deadline $200.00 Starting fee is $50.00 per horse, per fair, due at time of entry for the fair Overnight fee is $25.00 per horse for starting in an overnight race, due at the time of entry for the fair. 


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