Keyword: Paul Kuerzi

  • Hoosier's Brian Elmore New G.M. at Ellis Park

    Brian Elmore, an administrator at Hoosier Park for the past 10 years, has been appointed vice president and general manager at Ellis Park, Churchill Downs announced Jan. 11.

  • Ellis Park Clubhouse Reopened for Simulcast

    Ellis Park reopened its clubhouse for simulcast wagering on Wednesday for the first time since a tornado ripped through the Henderson, Ky. track in the early morning hours of Nov. 5.

  • Ellis Park Clean-Up Focuses on Clubhouse

    Clean-up efforts were underway at Ellis Park Wednesday to reopen the storm-battered track for simulcasting operations tentatively on Nov. 16.

  • Ellis Park's Paul Kuerzi to Step Down

    Paul Kuerzi, who has served as vice president and general manager of Ellis Park since 1999, has announced plans to leave the Henderson, Ky., track at the end of the year.

  • Kentucky Horsemen Question Ellis Park Purse Cut

    The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has taken issue with an Ellis Park purse reduction that has put the minimum purse to near $5,000 for the first time in recent memory at any Thoroughbred racetrack in Kentucky.

  • Ellis Park Barn Released From Quarantine

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has released the quarantine of barn 9 at Ellis Park following a third round of negative test results for the equine bacterial disease known as strangles.

  • Both rider Willie Martinez and Stars and Glitter are covered in mud after winning the 4th race in front of a record crowd on a rain-soaked opening day at Ellis Park.

    Ellis Park Opens With Success Despite Rain

    Wet weather didn't keep fans from coming out on opening day at Ellis Park Wednesday to begin the track's 82nd meet. An attendance mark under its current owner was established.

  • Ray Joins Ellis Park as Marketing Director

    Jennifer Ray has been appointed director of marketing at Ellis Park. Ray, who held the same position at Louisiana Downs for the past 17 years, replaces Bob Cunningham, who recently resigned due to relocation.

  • Ellis Park Reduces Purses, Cancels Three Stakes

    Ellis Park will institute a 5% reduction in all overnight purses, including all Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund supplements, beginning July 28 for the duration of the 54-day meeting.

  • Ellis Meet Mixed, With Attendance Up and Wagering Down

    Ellis Park concluded its 41-day race meet with increased attendance and slightly lower total wagering. The totals for the meet, which ended with a Labor Day program on Sept. 2, shohwed a 3.1% increase in on-track attendance and a 2.1% decline in on-track betting. Overall wagering declined 3.6%, when compared to the 2001 meet.

  • Ellis Park to Open With $500,000 in Improvements

    Given an increase in simulcasting handle since the start of the year, Ellis Park has invested about $500,000 in improvements to prepare for it summer meet that begins July 10.

  • 'Pea Patch' Sprouts With Full Fields

    Competition abounds, but when Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., opens Wednesday, the fields will be full. The Churchill Downs-owned facility occupies the Kentucky racing calendar through Labor Day.