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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 [...]

Ellis Park staging Thoroughbred Aftercare Day July 17

By |July 13th, 2016|Events, News|

Raising awareness for industry initiative caring for horses post-racing For immediate release Miner's Escape / Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance HENDERSON, Ky. (July 11, 2016) — Ellis Park is teaming with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to promote the industry-wide venture [...]

Racetrack News: Wiener Dog Racing at Ellis Park

By |June 16th, 2016|Events|

Listen up Ellis Park Racing fans! We momentarily interrupt our usual live horse racing schedule for some exciting racetrack news. Live racing is returning for its 93rd season at Ellis Park starting July 2, 2016. That means it’s that time [...]

Horse Racing Trivia: The History of the Saddle

By |June 11th, 2016|Events|

A necessary horse racing accessory that people see, and at the same time, don’t see. The saddle is so ingrained in horse racing that it is unusual to see people riding a horse without one. At Ellis Park Racing, we [...]

The History of The Triple Crown in Horse Racing

By |May 16th, 2016|Events|

Ellis Park Racing has been around since we first open the racetrack doors in 1922. We have seen all sorts of amazing racehorses come and go, and some of those horses have gone to compete in the illustrious Triple Crown [...]

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