Ellis Park Racing News
Amid career year, Ortiz thinking of his Eastern Ky. in-laws
HENDERSON, Ky. (Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022) — John Ortiz is having a career year, his more than $3.5 million in purse earnings ranking No. 20 in America. His eight victories (out of 29 starts) matches Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen for the most this…
NECKER ISLAND WINS THE JEFF HALL MEMORIAL STAKES AT ELLIS PARK
The first time Necker Island raced at Ellis Park, he used his time at the Pea Patch to prove he deserved a chance to test himself against the best of his generation at the classic distance.
In his most recent outing at the…
PREVIEW: Ellis Park Turf Stakes
Market Rumor is the kind of runner horsemen love to have in their care. At the age of five, she’s still flaunting her durability and of the eight tracks she has visited in her…
Art Collector delivers masterpiece in RUNHAPPY Ellis Park Derby
HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday Aug. 9, 2020) -- On Saturday evening, following a devastating performance at one of racing’s most historic tracks, the consensus within the Thoroughbred racing community was that the question of which horse…
Pico d'Oro breaks maiden in RUNHAPPY Juv.; Crazy Beautiful rolls
HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday Aug. 9, 2020) -- An extra furlong of distance was enough to allow Pico d’Oro to turn the tables on Medicine Tail in their latest meeting at Ellis Park and earn the son of Curlin his first career victory when he rallied from…
Hernandez carrying banner for Second Stride in Ellis Park Derby
HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020) — Three-year-olds are horse racing’s glamor division, and taking center stage on Sunday’s 10-race program at Ellis Park is the $200,000 RUNHAPPY Ellis Park Derby and its leading Kentucky…
Ellis cancels after 4th Saturday; Sunday card on as scheduled
HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020) — Ellis Park canceled the remainder of Saturday's card after a deluge of rain swept into the area following the fourth race. Sunday's racing program, the Kentucky Downs Preview Day…
Art Collector has final work for RUNHAPPY EP Derby
Jockey Brian Hernandez: 'All I’ve got to do is just stay out of his way'
Landeros high on Ry's the Guy, Princess Causeway
A week after winning Ellis Park’s Good Lord Stakes aboard Absolutely Aiden, jockey Chris Landeros has a strong chance to tack on one or two more this Sunday with Ry’s the Guy in the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Cup and Princess Causeway…
Johnny Unleashed carrying banner for local horsemen
It surely will be the most popular victory in Henderson and definitely Owensboro if the 3-year-old gelding Johnny Unleashed beats older horses to take Sunday's $100,000 RUNHAPPY Preview Turf Sprint. That’s because the $10,000 Keeneland yearling…
Into Mystic debuts for Walsh in Preview Ladies Sprint
The 4-year-old filly Into Mystic made her first start on grass when a close fourth in Santa Anita’s Grade 2 Monrovia Stakes on May 25. She makes her first start since then and first in the barn of trainer Brendan Walsh in Sunday’s $100,000…
Factor This taking owners on 'pretty crazy' ride
HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020) — Brian and Tom Cutshall don’t want to hear their name called in Sunday’s $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Cup unless it’s after the race at Ellis Park. As in the winner’s…
Dontblamerocket 'doing better than he ever has'
By Alicia Hughes, NTRA Communications
It has been just over a year since Dontblamerocket came into trainer Norm Casse’s shedrow and in that time, the 6-year-old gelding has proven he can often be trusted to back up his touts.
Hui hopes to claim two more stakes-winners after Preview Day
Michael Hui has populated his racing stable by claiming horses in the $50,000-$80,000 range and having trainer Mike Maker turn them into graded-stakes horses. Two of Hui’s latest acquisitions race Sunday at Ellis Park, with Tiger Blood the 5-2…