Ellis Park was forced to cancel after today’s first race because of flooding on the racetrack, part of the rain deluge gripping the Midwest in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The track remains open for simulcasting and gaming.
Racing secretary Dan Bork said the cancelation came out of precaution for the safety of riders and horses.
Reminder that there is no live racing at Ellis Park on Saturday, Sept. 2, in order to accommodate the first day of Kentucky Downs. Ellis resumes racing Sunday, Sept. 3, and we close our live meet with our final card on Monday, Labor Day.
Sunday is Kids Day and Monday is Fan Appreciation Day. Come join us as we close out another big Ellis Park meet.