LOUISVILLE, KY. (September 26, 2022 Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today that the Company has completed its previously-announced purchase of Ellis Park Racing & Gaming (“Ellis Park”) in Henderson, Kentucky, for cash consideration of $79 million, subject to certain working capital and other purchase price adjustments. In acquiring Ellis Park, CDI also assumes the opportunity to construct a track extension facility with historical racing machines in Owensboro, Kentucky.

“Our team is already hard at work in both Henderson and Owensboro,” said Bill Carstanjen, Chief Executive… Read More

HENDERSON, KY (Thursday, September 3, 2021) — Ellis Park Racing and Gaming is getting ready to say goodbye to the 2021 live racing season with a final blowout weekend this Friday, September 3rd and Saturday, September 4th. The season will culminate with the Horses & Horsepower Promotion in which one lucky guest may win a new Chevy! 

“We’ve had a very fun and exciting live horse racing season this year”, states General Manager, Jeff Inman.  “We look forward to an even bigger and better 2022 live racing season as we celebrate Ellis Park’s 100th Year Anniversary in grand style.” Ellis Park Racing & Gaming will still offer simulcast racing and a variety of… Read More

HENDERSON, KY (Thursday, August 12, 2021) — Ellis Park Racing and Gaming is set for another big weekend of racing and excitement. The weekend begins on Saturday, August 14th, as iconic trainer D. Wayne Lukas and racing stalwart Dale Romans will be participating in a meet-and-greet in the Ellis Park Beer Garden where they will interview each other, tell stories about their experiences and answer any questions in the audience. The two will make
themselves available for photographs and autographs after the scheduled event.

Sunday, August 15th, brings on a jam-packed day with stakes racing that includes the Audubon Oaks, the Groupie Doll, the Ellis Park… Read More

HENDERSON, Ky. (Friday, July 23, 2021) — Prior to the fifth race Friday afternoon at Ellis Park Racing & Gaming, a tractor driver was taken to the hospital after hitting the inner rail during between-race maintenance.

Ellis Park Racing & Gaming did not identify the employee, citing health privacy laws. With the rail unable to be immediately repaired, the fifth and seventh races were moved from the main track to the turf. Track General Manager Jeff Inman said that the rail would be repaired overnight and into the morning and racing would resume as scheduled at 12:50 p.m. CT Saturday.

The surface change necessitated changes to a trio of multi-race… Read More

HENDERSON, KY (Friday, May 14, 2021) — Ellis Park Racing and Gaming announced today that in accordance with the CDC and Commonwealth of Kentucky, the facility will adhere to the revised guidance for the current mask mandate.  Today, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced that vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask nor socially distance from each other in public settings.  Based on this guidance, Ellis Entertainment has stopped enforcing mask restrictions at the property and began allowing guests to smoke in designated indoor areas if guests have been fully vaccinated.

 Additionally, the Governor announced that on June 11, 2021, all mask… Read More