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Racehorse Trivia: What is a Stable Vice?

By |July 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Unlike what the featured image demonstrates, a racehorse showing affection to another horse is not a stable vice. We just thought it looked sweet. Besides, no one wants to look at a horse gnawing on a piece of wood or [...]

Coady goes global: Contest to identify world’s best amateur racing photographer

By |July 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Coady goes global: Contest to identify world’s best amateur racing photographer   For immediate release LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 7, 2016) — Coady Photography, America’s premier profes-sionals for shooting racetrack pictures, is searching the globe to find the best ama-teur horse-racing [...]

Shots fired! Ellis Park Independence Day Smackdown

By |July 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Shots fired! Ellis Park Independence Day Smackdown Coady Photography sponsors charity handicapping contest For  immediate release LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 1, 2016) — It started out with a tweet announcing that Joe Kristufek will make daily selections for Ellis Park on [...]

2016 Summer Meet at a Glance

By |June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

2016 Summer Meet at a Glance Location: 3300 US-41, Henderson KY. Dates: July 2-Sept. 5 (30 days), Fridays through Sundays, plus Mondays July 4 and Sept. 5. No racing Saturday, Sept. 3. Post time: 12:50 p.m. CT/1:50 p.m. ET. Gates [...]

Drinks Perfect for a Day of Live Horse Racing

By |May 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

At Ellis Park Racing, we know that nothing is better than a day out at the races. You're sitting in the grandstands, listening to the boomer announcer voice, the cheers and the applause of the crowd. And of course, you're [...]

Becoming a Horse Pedigree Analyst for Live Horse Racing

By |May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

In the long history of Ellis Park Racing, we’ve seen the plenty of horse aficionados come and go. Perhaps you’re one. Have you’ve seen all the races that matter? Viewed the Triple Crown three times? Lived around horses so long [...]

Ellis Park Racing: Decades on the Racetrack

By |May 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Ellis Park has existed well over nine decades in the field of live horse racing. We’ve held countless live horse races. We've seen generations of horses and jockeys come and go from the racetrack gates and we've hosted millions of [...]

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Live Horse Racing Jockey?

By |May 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Following our new series of jobs in the live horse racing world, today we are going to talk about one of the most important jobs in racing: the jockey. In essence, the jockey handles the horse during the live horse [...]

Horse Racing History: The Legend of Man O’ War

By |April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

The history of horse racing dates back farther than the age of the pebbles lying on the Ellis Park Racing racetrack. Champions have left their legacy immediately as they cross the finish line. They set the bar for horse trainers [...]

Horse Racing Odd Names

By |April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Maythehorsebewithu. DoReMiFaSoLaTiDo. Whykickamoocow. You may have noticed that horses in horse racing have interesting, and sometimes ridiculous, names. The first three names in this blog are real names used by racehorses. Why would a jockey choose such a weird name, [...]

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