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Horse Racing History: The Legend of Man O’ War

By |April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

The history of horse racing dates back farther than the age of the pebbles lying on the Ellis Park Racing racetrack. Champions have left their legacy immediately as they cross the finish line. They set the bar for horse trainers [...]

Horse Racing Odd Names

By |April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Maythehorsebewithu. DoReMiFaSoLaTiDo. Whykickamoocow. You may have noticed that horses in horse racing have interesting, and sometimes ridiculous, names. The first three names in this blog are real names used by racehorses. Why would a jockey choose such a weird name, [...]

Racetrack Betting Terminology

By |April 13th, 2016|Horse Race Betting Tips|

For first-timers at the racetrack, the different types of wagers you can place on a racehorse can be confusing. What’s the difference between a claim and purse? What is a purse? What kind of bets are there? How do I [...]

Types of Horse Racing

By |April 12th, 2016|Activities|

While Ellis Park Racing has more to offer, nothing beats the thrill of betting on a live horse race. The edge of your seat feeling hoping that lucky racehorse can edge out the one that’s catching up to it is [...]

Horse Racing: Handicaps

By |April 7th, 2016|Horse Race Betting Tips|

At Ellis Park Racing, we find it important to not only entertain, but inform. Following our series in basic horse racing terminology, we are going to discuss an important aspect of horse racing: handicapping. Why Do Handicaps Exist in Horse [...]

Exotic Betting on The Racetrack

By |April 5th, 2016|Horse Race Betting Tips|

You've done it! You got all the way down to the racetrack and placed your straight bet on that lucky racehorse. You have become a master at wins, places and shows. Now you wonder, is that it? Fortunately, live horse [...]

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