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Wilkes sends out rare debut winner to make Hernandez 2-for-2 on day: ‘I just told Brian he made history’ Graham jumps to 2nd in standings

By |August 28th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Recap - August 28, 2016 For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2016) — Here’s how hot trainer Ian Wilkes’ Kentucky operation is these days: He won with a first-time starter, as Lothenbach Stables’ Datt Town held off [...]

ELLIS PARK SPOTLIGHT: So who is Ty Kennedy? The guy in winner’s circle

By |August 28th, 2016|News|

For immediate release KEEPINYOURCHINUP / COADY PHOTOGRAPHY HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2016) — While all the attention was on three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel finishing third in his first race in five months in Ellis Park’s sixth [...]

‘Mini Corndog’ sets track record again to nip Turbo Dutch in final

By |August 27th, 2016|News|

Weiner Dog Championship For immediate release COADY PHOTOGRAPHY Henderson, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2016) — They call her Mini, but she’s the max when it comes to the Wiener Dog races at Ellis Park. The leggy and long-haired yellow [...]

Asmussen breaks out of ‘slump,’ winning two as Golden Mischief puts on show in maiden score

By |August 26th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Recap - August 27, 2016 For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2016) — Newly-inducted Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen didn’t accrue the second-most victories (7,386) in racing history by going very long without a win. So, [...]

Borel returns in Saturday’s 6th race; ‘Corndog’ heads Wiener-Dog final; Doyle gets another second at 30-1

By |August 26th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Media Notes - August 26, 2016   For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2016) — Even with the wildly popular Wiener Dog Championship taking place, the top dog Saturday at Ellis Park figures to be three-time Kentucky [...]

Torres guides Flashy Chelsey to head victory in allowance feature; Awesome Express wins in debut

By |August 21st, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Recap - August 21st, 2016 For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2016) — The 4-year-old Flashy Chelsey showed he’ll be a factor in the Claiming Crown this year, taking a tough $40,000 second-level allowance race by a [...]

Veteran Court, newcomer Cannon picking up steam in rider standings; Oso Ready puts Brookfield in spotlight; Making of Racehorse ends Saturday

By |August 21st, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Press Notes - August 21st, 2016   Declan Cannon / COADY PHOTOGRAPHY HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2016) — With an extremely contentious jockey colony, a couple of notable jockeys are heating up late: the venerable veteran [...]

Arlen’s Prospect, Oso Ready look like 2-year-olds with big futures; Fort Larned’s sister wins allowance; Wiener-Dog qualifying highlights

By |August 20th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Recap - August 20th, 2016 For immediate release WALKABOUT / COADY PHOTOGRAPHY HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2016) — A pair of 2-year-olds worth following were on display Saturday at Ellis Park, with strong favorite Arlen’s Prospect [...]

Whyruawesome takes allowance feature to keep proving great claim for owners; Mena, Lanerie tied for jockey lead at 17; Court joins Torres at Sat. AM fan event

By |August 19th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Recap - August 19th, 2016 For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2016) — Whyruawesome won for the fourth time in the gelding’s past five starts and fifth time in his past eight, taking Ellis Park’s featured fourth [...]

Borel discusses Aug. 27 return to races

By |August 19th, 2016|News|

Ellis Park Press Notes - August 19th, 2016 For immediate release HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2016) — Calvin Borel, the three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey whose career will resume Aug. 27 at Ellis Park, says he wasn’t ready to retire when [...]

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