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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 [...]

Four Hearty Kentucky Meals for a Day at The Track

By |April 28th, 2017|Events, Race Track Events|

Horse racing season is at the starting line, and it will soon be time to start heading to the race track. With all the excitement of the horse race, you’ll definitely work up an appetite. What can be more fitting [...]

Five Reasons to Have a Group Visit at Ellis Park

By |April 28th, 2017|Events, Horse Events|

The weather is getting warmer, which means one thing—horse racing season is here! Horse race viewing can be fun and exciting to experience for your next group event. Being in the center of all the action and seeing the horses [...]

Celebrate National Help a Horse Day

By |April 13th, 2017|Events, Horse Events|

If you love racehorses and have been looking for a holiday that celebrates rescuing and providing sanctuaries to at-risk horses, get involved in National Help a Horse Day. Each year, we celebrate this holiday to show support for organizations that [...]

Racetrack Trivia: Steeplechasing

By |February 23rd, 2017|Events|

Even if you’re a lifelong horse lover, there still might be some things you don’t know about them and the sports they dominate. For example, do you know why older, thoroughbred horses don’t race? Probably not. Or do you know [...]

Why Does the Kentucky Derby Use Roses?

By |February 9th, 2017|Events|

The Kentucky Derby is as deep-rooted in American culture as the thorns on the roses that are the official flowers of the Kentucky Derby. These elegant, red blooms are such a part of the Kentucky Derby that the race is [...]

How to Spend Halloween at our Racetrack

By |October 14th, 2016|Events|

Looking for Halloween events at our racetrack? Ellis Park Racing knows how to keep the Halloween spirit alive on our Kentucky racetrack. While you won’t see a haunted horse race anytime soon, we will offer other spooky events. Halloween Events [...]

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. [...]

Horse Racing Trivia: Ben-Hur’s Chariot Race Scene

By |August 10th, 2016|Events|

At Ellis Park Racing, we wish there were more movies on how awesome and significant live horse racing is to society. While recent films such as Secretariat or Seabiscuit shed a little dramatic light on this equestrian sport, they never show the real grandeur horse races can have. One of our favorite movies from a horse racing and cinematic standpoint is Ben-Hur. The famous horse racing scene captured the over-the-top thrills and edge of the seat excitement all horse races should have. We thought it would be interesting to talk about how this live horse racing scene came to be. […]

Ellis Park offering up-close look at preparing horses for races

By |July 20th, 2016|Events, News|

July 30 free event provides insight into starting gate and more   Coady Photography HENDERSON, Ky. (July 20, 2016) — Ellis Park is teaming with its horsemen’s association to provide the public with a behind-the-scenes look at preparing [...]

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