Ellis Park Racing News

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Despite Covid-19 Ellis Park Successfully Navigates Full Race Meet

Sunday August 30th marked the final day of racing for the 2020 RUNHAPPY Summer Meet at Ellis Park. Just like the start of the meet, horses crossed the finish line in relative silence as fans watched from indoor reserved seating areas in the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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' 

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

In…

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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…

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