Anne M. Eberhardt

Ellis Historical Racing to Exacta Systems

Exacta Systems to provide historical horse racing at Ellis Park.

Exacta Systems has reached an agreement with Ellis Park to provide the Henderson, Ky., racetrack with its historical horse racing system and games.

Ellis will close Jan. 3, 2017, and reopen Jan. 6, 2017, with 179 new Exacta HHR terminals. Currently AmTote's RaceTech operates and maintains Ellis' historical racing machines. Kentucky Downs moved its historical racing to Exacta Systems in 2015.

"We are excited to offer our customers what, in our opinion, is the best historical horse racing product on the market," said Ellis president Ron Geary. "Exacta's library of over 50 entertaining game titles and several pari-mutuel pools, many of which offer significant jackpots, will improve the player experience at Ellis Park.

"Based on their performance at Kentucky Downs and in Wyoming, we are confident that switching to Exacta will allow us to grow and maximize our historical horse racing business, which will in turn allow us to increase purses for our live race meet."

"We are thrilled that Ellis Park will become the latest racetrack to offer the Exacta HHR system to its customers," said Exacta Systems president Jeremy Stein. "As we continue to set monthly handle records at Kentucky Downs, add new racetrack customers, and maintain approximately 80% of the competitive HHR market in Wyoming, we are demonstrating that the Exacta system is the clear leader in historic horse racing. We are proud to be on the forefront of HHR as it continues to provide much needed new revenue to purses, breeders incentive funds, racetrack operators, and state general funds."