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Ellis Park sees pink for cancer awareness

August 3, 2013 – Pink was a popular color at Ellis Park on Saturday. It was all for the annual Horses and Hope race. The event brought about 100 people to the race track. Many of them are cancer survivors. They were honored at the track as a way to bring awareness of breast cancer. “We have an education […]


Groupie Doll to make 2013 debut in Gardenia at Ellis Park

August 2, 2013 - Trainer Buff Bradley said Friday from Churchill Downs that his star mare Groupie Doll will make her 5-year-old debut next Saturday, Aug. 10, in the Grade 3 Gardenia Stakes, the annual showcase race at Ellis Park in western Kentucky. Groupie Doll, unraced since late November, has been working forwardly toward the one-mile […]


First Lady Jane Beshear to honor cancer survivors at Ellis Park

July 31, 2013 First Lady Jane Beshear will join the Kentucky Cancer Program in honoring breast cancer survivors on Saturday, August 3, for a “Pink-Out” at Ellis Park Race Track. Breast cancer survivors and their guests are invited to a special event in the Outdoor Pavilion where they will be able to enjoy refreshments and […]


College Students Rewarded with Laptops at Ellis Park

July 22, 2013 – Ellis Park and the KY HBPA continued its annual tradition of rewarding area college students with nine new laptop computers on Sunday. Students who had a valid student ID or college acceptance letter and photo ID were eligible to enter the drawing at the racetrack. In addition to Sunday featuring the […]


Hernandez Jr. continues to ride the wave of wins at Ellis

Brian Hernandez Jr. continued his charge to be Ellis Park’s leading jockey outright this summer as he rode another winner on Friday. With the win on Ashley’s Posse in the day’s final race, Hernandez captured his 10th victory of the meet and his eighth in the last four days of live racing at the track. […]


Good Lord Wins 36th Don Bernhardt Stakes

Good Lord, $10.80, scored a mild upset in defending his title in the 36th running of the $50,000 Don Bernhardt. Sent to the front by Jesus Castanon, the 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding prevailed by 3¼ lengths over favorite Good Morning Diva in the field of six older horses. Trained by Forrest Kaelin for Thomas Shank and […]


Trainer prays Good Lord ends slump at Ellis Park

Good Lord, the Ellis Park record holder at 6½ furlongs, returns today to defend his title in the $50,000 Don Bernhardt Stakes, and longtime trainer Forrest Kaelin hopes to end his current slump at the track. “I’ve run three here (this year), and they’ve all been last,” said the Louisville-based trainer who has 60-plus years […]


Ellis Park: Good Morning Diva seeks repeat of last in Don Bernhardt Stakes

Rick Hiles is hoping the new standout in his barn will run back to a huge last race, and why wouldn’t he hope as much? Good Morning Diva earned a career-high 101 Beyer Speed Figure in winning a Churchill Downs allowance race last month, and now the colt returns Saturday as a major threat in […]


Ellis Park: Ride On Curlin pointing for Saratoga Special

Ellis Park: Ride On Curlin pointing for Saratoga Special Ride On Curlin set a track record last Saturday at Ellis Park in western Kentucky when he finished 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03. It was his second career start, following a runner-up finish on June 21 at Churchill Downs to another highly regarded 2-year-old … Daily […]


Ellis Park voice a travelin’ man

HENDERSON, Ky. — Despite a four-year layoff and a 400-plus mile commute, Keith Nelson is back for his second stint as Ellis Park’s track announcer. This time his job could be more permanent and certainly under better circumstances. Nelson, who lives in the Kansas City area, worked 11 days on a temporary basis in 2008 after […]