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Job Openings

We are currently accepting applications for many seasonal positions. If you are interested in working in an exciting, team-oriented environment, Ellis Park could be right for you. Stop by and see us!


Lucky Joe’s Bar & Grill Opens

Ellis Park News Release A new restaurant has opened inside Ellis Park. Track officials say Lucky Joe’s Bar and Grill “features locally produced American cuisine prepared fresh on a daily basis”. Among the offerings of the casual dining experience is Ellis Park Fried Chicken, renamed Joe’s Fried Chicken, served with fries and Ellis Relish. The […]


The BIG One

Ellis Park News Release Contact: McKay Smith 859.340.1694   ELLIS PARK TO HOST “THE BIG ONE” HANDICAPPING CONTEST WITH ESTIMATED PURSE OF $300,000  50 Seats Available for Qualification at   HENDERSON, KY, December 15, 2012  –  Ellis Park Race Course, Inc., announced today a new on-track handicapping contest, named “The Big One” […]


Holiday Season Fun

Join us this Holiday Season for great fun and entertainment.  Check out our Promotions Page to see all your chances to win! Hosting a Holiday Party? Consider having it in Ellis Park’s Clubhouse! Please contact 812-435-8908 for more information. Ring in the New Year with our Resolution Riches $2,013 Giveaway!


Ellis Park’s Instant Racing Machines a Big Hit

It appears Ellis Park’s new Instant Racing machines are a hit, and allowing the horse racing attraction to add more jobs. Empty seats, an empty track, but a full parking lot? It’s been two months since Ellis Park added several new attractions, and crowds are pouring in at a time when the building is usually […]


Breeders’ Cup November 2-3

Be apart of the excitement the first weekend in November with Ellis Park and the Breeders’ Cup! Make your reservation today by calling (812) 435-8908. Spots are filling fast! About the Breeders’ Cup The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Thoroughbred horse races, most but not all Grade I, operated by Breeders’ […]


Geary’s dream of Instant Racing machines coming to life today at Ellis Park

There are colorful machines with their flashing lights and their ongoing murmur of noise — some playing what sounds like the soundtrack of a 1980s Eddie Murphy buddy movie, others thumping out an electronic beat or chirping ding-ding-ding. Welcome to the Instant Racing machines of Ellis Park: part slot machines, part video games, with a […]


Ostriches Stage Unplanned Race After Feature

From the Henderson Gleaner, by Victoria Grabner HENDERSON, Ky. — The race was over and the jockeys had already slipped off the ostriches’ backs when two of the black-and-white feathered giants made a run for it. That’s when the chaos began, because suddenly two of the fastest birds on Earth were on the track at […]


Ellis Park Betting on Instant Racing

by Chuck Stinnet from The Henderson Gleaner Ellis Park owner Ron Geary plans to place a multimillion-dollar bet on the legality of operating Instant Racing gambling machines in Kentucky. Geary announced the racetrack will proceed with the installation of 177 of the devices, which combine horse racing bets with the speed and flash of slot […]