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Wilkes sends out rare debut winner to make Hernandez 2-for-2 on day: ‘I just told Brian he made history’ Graham jumps to 2nd in standings

By |August 28th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Recap - August 28, 2016 For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2016) — Here’s how hot trainer Ian Wilkes’ Kentucky operation is these days: He won with a first-time starter, as Lothenbach Stables’ Datt Town held off [...]

ELLIS PARK SPOTLIGHT: So who is Ty Kennedy? The guy in winner’s circle

By |August 28th, 2016|News|

For immediate release KEEPINYOURCHINUP / COADY PHOTOGRAPHY HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2016) — While all the attention was on three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel finishing third in his first race in five months in Ellis Park’s sixth [...]

‘Mini Corndog’ sets track record again to nip Turbo Dutch in final

By |August 27th, 2016|News|

Weiner Dog Championship For immediate release COADY PHOTOGRAPHY Henderson, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2016) — They call her Mini, but she’s the max when it comes to the Wiener Dog races at Ellis Park. The leggy and long-haired yellow [...]

Asmussen breaks out of ‘slump,’ winning two as Golden Mischief puts on show in maiden score

By |August 26th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Recap - August 27, 2016 For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2016) — Newly-inducted Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen didn’t accrue the second-most victories (7,386) in racing history by going very long without a win. So, [...]

Borel returns in Saturday’s 6th race; ‘Corndog’ heads Wiener-Dog final; Doyle gets another second at 30-1

By |August 26th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Media Notes - August 26, 2016   For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2016) — Even with the wildly popular Wiener Dog Championship taking place, the top dog Saturday at Ellis Park figures to be three-time Kentucky [...]

Camel Racing: Exotic Animals on the Racetrack

By |August 25th, 2016|Events|

Hello, horse racing nation! A week ago or so, we wrote about ostrich racing. This interest in exotic racing got us thinking about the other types of animal races held at horse racing tracks. These races are the camel races. [...]

Torres guides Flashy Chelsey to head victory in allowance feature; Awesome Express wins in debut

By |August 21st, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Recap - August 21st, 2016 For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2016) — The 4-year-old Flashy Chelsey showed he’ll be a factor in the Claiming Crown this year, taking a tough $40,000 second-level allowance race by a [...]

Veteran Court, newcomer Cannon picking up steam in rider standings; Oso Ready puts Brookfield in spotlight; Making of Racehorse ends Saturday

By |August 21st, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Press Notes - August 21st, 2016   Declan Cannon / COADY PHOTOGRAPHY HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2016) — With an extremely contentious jockey colony, a couple of notable jockeys are heating up late: the venerable veteran [...]

Arlen’s Prospect, Oso Ready look like 2-year-olds with big futures; Fort Larned’s sister wins allowance; Wiener-Dog qualifying highlights

By |August 20th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Recap - August 20th, 2016 For immediate release WALKABOUT / COADY PHOTOGRAPHY HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2016) — A pair of 2-year-olds worth following were on display Saturday at Ellis Park, with strong favorite Arlen’s Prospect [...]

Whyruawesome takes allowance feature to keep proving great claim for owners; Mena, Lanerie tied for jockey lead at 17; Court joins Torres at Sat. AM fan event

By |August 19th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Recap - August 19th, 2016 For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2016) — Whyruawesome won for the fourth time in the gelding’s past five starts and fifth time in his past eight, taking Ellis Park’s featured fourth [...]

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