Ellis cancels after 4th Saturday; Sunday card on as scheduled

| Ellis Park, horse racing

The Ellis Park maintenance crew, including track superintendent Javier Barajas driving this tractor, immediately went to work to prepare the track for Sunday's racing.

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 featuring five turf stakes, will go on as scheduled, track officials said.

"In the best interest of safety for our jockeys and horses, we are calling off the remainder of the Saturday racing program," said Ellis Park general manager Jeff Inman. "The rain is supposed to let up this evening, and the forecast calls for beautiful weather for Sunday's Kentucky Downs Preview Day. Track superintendent Javier Barajas is the best in the business, and we have full confidence that our quick-draining turf course will be in great shape for our five grass stakes."

Saturday's turf races were taken off the grass earlier in the morning because of overnight rain.