(I didn't realize the length of the delay in getting approval for posts so I had also posted my own separate topic on this too. Sorry! Here's my answer from there too - in hopes it helps any other confused newbies
Ah ok. Thank you for clearing it up! I thought I had seen elsewhere (after buying the game but trying to investigate the DLC situation) that players could get the glade and the race after playing the 'regular' game for a while and since it didn't even appear for a while, I had inferred that the DLC was some sort of bypass to that time or in game purchase.. But since I wasn't sure, still had to ask.
Don't know how Or when I'll get 3K saved since I'm still struggling with some earlier quests just to get other basic races started, but glad to know it's working as it should.