Van Berg, McPeek Ellis-raced 2-year-olds primed for Kentucky Downs

HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017) -- Ellis Park’s meet ends Monday. But horses who ran at the track will be prominent at Kentucky next race meet: Kentucky Downs. And beyond. Northern Trail, with Channing Hill up, winning a July 8 grass [...]

What’s up at Ellis Park this weekend, Aug. 25-27

FRIDAY Gentlemen’s Day. Gentlemen can enjoy free cigars (courtesy Cigar Cigar) and Four Roses bourbon tasting and register to win prizes after each race (sign up in the north end of the grandstand tunnel, closest to the grassy picnic area). Sponsored [...]

Tiger Moth slight favorite over Danzatrice in Grade 3 Groupie Doll

HENDERSON, Ky. (Thursday, August 10, 2017) — A capacity and well-matched field of 12 fillies and mares came together Thursday for Sunday’s $100,000, Grade 3 Groupie Doll Stakes, Ellis Park’s signature race. As they have been throughout the meet, Brad [...]

Court wins 3: Sweeps allowance races, gets Van Berg 6th win in 11 starts

Jon Court won his third straight as Pinson captured the $42,000 feature. Coady Photography photos HENDERSON, Ky. (Friday, August 4, 2017) — Jon Court, the six-time Ellis Park riding champion and only jockey to win the title five straight [...]

Aug. 20 live-money handicapping tourney: ‘Very player-friendly’

Judy Wagner, the First Lady of handicapping contests HENDERSON, Ky. — (Thursday, August 3, 2017) — One of the fundamental principles for serious horseplayers is finding value. And you won’t find many tournaments that offer competitors the value of [...]