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Wiener dog races are back: Deadline to register is July 7

By |June 15th, 2017|Activities, Events, News, News releases, Uncategorized|

Mini Corndog with Ketchup was the max last year at Ellis Park, earning Top Dog honors with two track records in the Wiener Dog competition. Coady Photography photos On your bark! Get set! Register! The popular wiener dog [...]

Why Women Wear Decorative Hats to the Kentucky Derby Racetrack

By |February 9th, 2017|Activities|

Big hats and horse racing go together like a cold drink on a hot summer day. You may have even seen some at Ellis Park Racing. But why? There’s a history behind women’s derby hats that is still carried on [...]

How Does Santa Claus Keep Himself Entertained?

By |December 9th, 2016|Activities|

How boring is the North Pole? Imagine seeing a colorless world filled with blistering cold, and the only neighbors are a couple of short old men obsessed with children’s toys. Santa Claus has it tough. What does Santa Claus do [...]

Racehorse Trivia: What is a Stallion?

By |November 21st, 2016|Activities|

With January just a month away, it’ll soon be time for the next generation of potential champions to be born. It makes us fervent horse racing fans excited. At Ellis Park Racing, we feel it’s time now to explain how [...]

Famous Racehorse: Sleepy Hollow’s Gunpowder

By |September 23rd, 2016|Activities|

October is galloping this way! While our favorite time of year is racehorse season, October is a particular favorite. Leaves falling, colder weather, and, of course, Halloween. To get the spooky feeling, we’re going to tell one of the oldest [...]

Legendary Racehorse: The Surprising Sir Barton

By |September 1st, 2016|Activities|

Live horse racing in the United States is as old as the country itself. At Ellis Park Racing, we decided to go back in time again and tell you about another famous racehorse. Today, we will tell you about the [...]

Famous Racehorse: Lexington

By |August 5th, 2016|Activities|

When we look back on the most impressive and famous racehorse in United States history, whom do we remember? Secretariat? Man O’ War? While these titans do require acknowledgement, Ellis Park Racing is going farther back in time to one of the most famous racehorses who set the bar on putting the hoof on the racetrack. Lexington. […]

What is a Flat Race in Horse Racing?

By |July 29th, 2016|Activities|

Informing everyone the joys of horse racing is an ever growing interest to us.  Today we will discuss more terminology. As we mentioned before, there are multiple types of horse racing. The most popular race is Thoroughbred horse racing. The Thoroughbred horse race can go two ways: flat racing and steeplechase racing. We will discuss steeplechase horse racing another time, but today is all about flat racing. […]

Horse Racing Tip: Bet By Looks

By |July 15th, 2016|Activities|

We know spectators at Ellis Park Racing love horse racing as much as we do. And what’s not to love? Horse racing involves the best things in life: the thrills, the cheering, the jockey silks and, of course, the horses. [...]

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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