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Ellis purses to average $210,000 a day; juvenile stakes returns

By |May 31st, 2016|News|

Ellis purses to average $210,000 a day; juvenile stakes returns ‘I’m thrilled. It gives us more motivation to keep horses local,’ Kenny McPeek says For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (May 31, 2016) — Ellis Park president Ron Geary, well-versed as [...]

Drinks Perfect for a Day of Live Horse Racing

By |May 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

At Ellis Park Racing, we know that nothing is better than a day out at the races. You're sitting in the grandstands, listening to the boomer announcer voice, the cheers and the applause of the crowd. And of course, you're [...]

The Importance of Pedigree in Horse Racing

By |May 23rd, 2016|News|

Let’s say you want to create a champion horse in horse racing. An ambitious goal, but possible: possible in the sense that you must have patience. You may think creating a champion racehorse is as simple as buying a random [...]

Becoming a Horse Pedigree Analyst for Live Horse Racing

By |May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

In the long history of Ellis Park Racing, we’ve seen the plenty of horse aficionados come and go. Perhaps you’re one. Have you’ve seen all the races that matter? Viewed the Triple Crown three times? Lived around horses so long [...]

Secretariat: Champion of the Racetrack

By |May 20th, 2016|News|

The name Secretariat is well known among horse racing fans of all ages.  For racetrack veterans, they know him as the horse that won the Triple Crown in 1973.  For children, they remember him from the self-titled biographical Disney movie [...]

Ellis Park Racing: Decades on the Racetrack

By |May 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Ellis Park has existed well over nine decades in the field of live horse racing. We’ve held countless live horse races. We've seen generations of horses and jockeys come and go from the racetrack gates and we've hosted millions of [...]

The History of The Triple Crown in Horse Racing

By |May 16th, 2016|Events|

Ellis Park Racing has been around since we first open the racetrack doors in 1922. We have seen all sorts of amazing racehorses come and go, and some of those horses have gone to compete in the illustrious Triple Crown [...]

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Live Horse Racing Jockey?

By |May 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Following our new series of jobs in the live horse racing world, today we are going to talk about one of the most important jobs in racing: the jockey. In essence, the jockey handles the horse during the live horse [...]

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