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New Ellis Park Owners Describe Plans For ‘Really Phenomenal Facility’

Ellis Park’s new ownership group described at a news conference Friday its plans and vision to transform the 97-year-old track into a year-round entertainment and gaming destination while also pledging to work to further enhance horse racing. In that regard, an expanded turf course that will allow more grass racing and the addition of racetrack […]

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Mena Scores Hat Trick On Opening Day At Ellis

Miguel Mena won three races on the opening day card at Ellis Park, capped by Dixiana Farm’s 4-year-old filly Brie’s Lucky Charm taking the nightcap, a $50,000 maiden special race on turf. Mena, who missed last year’s meet while recovering from heel and ankle fractures resulting from a spill in mid-March at the Fair Grounds, […]

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Ellis Park’s New Owner ‘Committed To Improving The Facility’

Ellis Park’s live race meet begins Sunday, but there were plenty of people at the track Saturday with staff, contractors, vendors and temporary employees hard at work painting, cleaning, pressure-washing, mowing, weed-eating and setting out flowers for the opener. “LDC and Saratoga are committed to improving the facility, and this is just the start,” said […]

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Updated: New Mexico-Based Company Announces Purchase Of Ellis Park

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved the sale and expansion of Ellis Park at a meeting held Tuesday. The track, purchased last year by Saratoga Casino and Hospitality Group, also received permission to expand the number of historical horse racing terminals at the facility from 300 to 1,200. The facility will be purchased by […]

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