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What they’re saying about Ellis Park

By |June 21st, 2016|News|

What they’re saying about Ellis Park ‘It’s going to be one of the best meets we’ve had. Everybody is uplifted’ Media members: To assist in your Ellis Park coverage, below are quotes from trainers, jockeys and owners regarding the 2016 [...]

Ellis Park: Midwest’s summer purse leader

By |June 21st, 2016|News|

Ellis Park: Midwest’s summer purse leader ‘You’re going to get better horses... It will keep horses in Kentucky’ For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (June 21, 2016) - Ellis Park’s purses are scheduled to average $210,000 a day for the track’s [...]

2016 Summer Meet at a Glance

By |June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

2016 Summer Meet at a Glance Location: 3300 US-41, Henderson KY. Dates: July 2-Sept. 5 (30 days), Fridays through Sundays, plus Mondays July 4 and Sept. 5. No racing Saturday, Sept. 3. Post time: 12:50 p.m. CT/1:50 p.m. ET. Gates [...]

Ellis Park: Launching pad to the stars

By |June 21st, 2016|News|

Ellis Park: Launching pad to the stars Return of 2-year-old stakes, $38,000 maiden races strengthen program For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. — In past years, trainer John Hancock likely would have sold Midnight Chica and Whole Scoop, his 2-year-old fillies [...]

Megan Devine new Ellis paddock analyst

By |June 20th, 2016|News|

Megan Devine new Ellis paddock analyst ‘I’d like to get people excited about racing and the horses there’   For immediate release   Megan Devine, one of racing’s emerging stars as an analyst, will be the paddock commentator for Ellis [...]

Ellis Park: Most talented jockey colony ever

By |June 17th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park: Most talented jockey colony ever Two-time champion Lanerie returns to all-star riding lineup   For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (June 17, 2016) — With the return of 10-time Churchill Downs leading rider Corey Lanerie, Ellis Park features its [...]

Racetrack News: Wiener Dog Racing at Ellis Park

By |June 16th, 2016|Events|

Listen up Ellis Park Racing fans! We momentarily interrupt our usual live horse racing schedule for some exciting racetrack news. Live racing is returning for its 93rd season at Ellis Park starting July 2, 2016. That means it’s that time [...]

Horse Racing Trivia: The History of the Saddle

By |June 11th, 2016|Events|

A necessary horse racing accessory that people see, and at the same time, don’t see. The saddle is so ingrained in horse racing that it is unusual to see people riding a horse without one. At Ellis Park Racing, we [...]

Why Do Jockeys Wear Funny Clothes in Horse Racing?

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

If you ask a random person on the street what they know about horseracing, they’ll probably tell you three things. The first will be that it involves fast horses. The second will something about the Kentucky Derby. The third will [...]

Horse Racing Essentials: How to Take Care of a Horse for Beginners

By |June 3rd, 2016|Activities|

So, you’re a complete equestrian fanatic. You’ve seen all the horse races at Ellis Park Racing, painted horses all over your bedroom walls, joined a horse racing club, worn t-shirts with a majestic herd of horses running across a beautiful meadow and so on. You want to take the next step and get your first horse to tend. At Ellis Park Racing, we love it when people become enthused about horses as much as we are. But taking care of a horse is a massive responsibility. It is a complex animal that requires stable nutrition, exercise and attention. Simply put: while it is a domesticated animal, a horse is not a goldfish. […]

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