Van Berg, McPeek Ellis-raced 2-year-olds primed for Kentucky Downs

HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017) -- Ellis Park’s meet ends Monday. But horses who ran at the track will be prominent at Kentucky next race meet: Kentucky Downs. And beyond. Northern Trail, with Channing Hill up, winning a July 8 grass [...]

Ellis Juvenile, Debutante fields go farther than McPeek favorites

HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017) — Though much of the attention on Sunday’s $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile and Ellis Park Debutante has centered on the Kenny McPeek-trained favorites Ten City and Sunny Skies, the capacity fields for both stakes [...]

Bernhardt recap: Wilbo edges Manhattan Mischief for first stakes victory

Favored Wilbo, with Corey Lanerie up, edged Manhattan Mischief to take Ellis Park's Don Bernhardt. Coady Photography HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, July 22, 2017) — Chris Wilkins' favored Wilbo earned his first stakes victory, punching home to nip the speedy [...]