Keyword: Ellis Park

  • Churchill Downs' 2018 spring meet is scheduled to begin April 28

    Kentucky Approves Race Dates for 2018

    Off a strong September of Thoroughbred racing in the state, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved a 2018 racing schedule similar to this year's schedule.

  • Ellis Park enjoyed record handle at its recently concluded meet.

    Ellis Park Reports Record Handle

    Ellis Park topped last year’s benchmark meet with an even better one, with total wagering on the 31-date session that ended Monday up 15% over 2016.

  • Corey Lanerie accepts his fourth riding title at Ellis Park

    Asmussen, Lanerie Lead Ellis Park Meet

    It came down to the next-to-last race of the 2017 Ellis Park meet that ended Sept. 4, but 2016 meet-leader Steve Asmussen repeated as leading trainer, edging 2015 winner Brad Cox 18 wins to 17.

  • Ten City gets sponged off after winning the Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs June 30

    McPeek Seeks Sweep in Ellis Juvenile, Debutante

    Trainer Kenny McPeek took both of Churchill Downs' closing-night stakes for 2-year-olds with the colt Ten City and the filly Sunny Skies and now will shoot for a sweep in the Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes and Ellis Park Debutante Stakes Aug. 20.

  • EquiLottery, Ellis Reach Broadcast Rights Agreement

    EquiLottery and Ellis Park have entered into a broadcast rights agreement that will allow races from the Henderson, Kentucky racetrack to be utilized in conjunction with EquiLottery’s lottery game based on the results of live horse racing.

  • A highlight of the meet was Innovative Idea's victory in the grade III Groupie Doll Stakes

    Ellis Park Reports Successful Meet

    Ellis Park, which closed its 30-day meet Sept. 5, reported a rise in all-sources handle and a slight drop in on-track wagering. Purses were up 25% due to an influx of funding from Kentucky Downs and historical race wagering.

  • Corey Lanerie was recognized at Ellis Park

    Asmussen, Lanerie Take Ellis Park Titles

    New Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, jockey Corey Lanerie and owner Chester Thomas’ Allied Racing came away as the 2016 Ellis Park meet champions.

  • Calvin Borel to Come Out of Retirement

    Hall of Fame rider Calvin Borel, who retired in March, will return to the saddle Aug. 27 at Ellis Park in western Kentucky. The three-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning rider has 5,146 career wins.

  • Innovative Idea (left) gets the victory in the Groupie Doll

    Innovative Idea Takes Hold in Groupie Doll

    Innovative Idea yielded the early lead but regained top status when it mattered most to win the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. III) by a half-length over 28-1 longshot Emmajestic Aug. 6 at Ellis Park.

  • Preemptive Strike wins Aug. 5 at Ellis Park

    Can Preemptive Strike Follow Half Brother?

    Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson's homebred 3-year-old colt Surgical Strike has banked $340,813 thus far, which bodes well for his half brother, Preemptive Strike, who broke his maiden in his second start Aug. 5 at Ellis Park.

  • Ahh Chocolate wins Allaire du Pont at Pimlico

    Ahh Chocolate Primed for Groupie Doll Stakes

    Stoneway Farm's homebred Ahh Chocolate looks to bounce back from a fifth-place finish in the Fleur de Lis Stakes (gr. II) when she returns for the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 6 at Ellis Park.

  • Geary, Johnsen Can Now Race at Their Tracks

    One byproduct of the Churchill Downs Racing Club is the fact that Ellis racetrack owner Ron Geary and Kentucky Downs' co-owner Corey Johnsen can race their horses at their tracks.

  • Filly Wins at Ellis Year After Her Dam's Win

    Horse owner-breeder Bobby Hunt had wanted to run Betrothal and Runaway Betty on the same day last year at Ellis Park. But the 2-year-old Runaway Betty hadn't progressed far enough to make her first start.

  • KyDerbyKids Expands to 2-Year-Old Horses

    #KyDerbyKids—the social-media initiative where the sons and daughters of trainers who had horses in the 2016 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) tweeted about their experiences—is expanding to include kids connected to 2-year-old runners.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs Plans 9% Purse Increase

    Enhancing what already is American racing's most lucrative daily purse program, Kentucky Downs will pump an additional $600,000-plus into its 2016 overnight races and stakes for its five-date, all-turf meet in September.

  • KHRC Approves Turfway for Historical Racing

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Dec. 1 approved Turfway Park to add historical racing, although track officials did not put a timetable on when such gaming would become reality at the Northern Kentucky track.

  • Kentucky Downs was approved for five racing days in 2016

    Kentucky Downs, Churchill Agree on Dates

    Kentucky Downs and Churchill Downs will have no overlapping dates next year under a schedule approved Oct. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Kentucky Downs had requested seven days, up from five this year.

  • Ellis Park

    Total Handle, Purses Increase at Ellis Park

    Ellis Park concluded its 93rd race meet Monday, Sept. 7, with sizable increases in handle and field sizes as the track's purses have been boosted by gaming revenues from historical racing at the Henderson, Ky., operation.

  • Historical Racing Poised to Soar Even Higher

    Having surpassed the $1.1 billion wagering mark and coming off the best month since it was introduced in September 2011, historical racing in Kentucky is poised to soar as it enters the Lexington market.

  • Call Pat and Joe Rocco Jr. take the Groupie Doll at Ellis Park.

    Call Pat Up in Time to Win Groupie Doll

    Miller Racing's Call Pat and Joe Rocco Jr. unleashed a huge move late in the middle of the track to catch pacesetting longshot Fioretti for a half-length victory in the Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park.

  • Flashy American isn't lacking in experience with 36 starts.

    Flashy American, Willow Hills in Groupie Doll

    Preston Stables' Flashy American, who last raced in the grade I Delaware Handicap, and the lightly raced but ultra-consistent Willow Hills are among those entered for the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 8.