ellis park debutante

Asmussen, Baze Storm Through Both Juvenile Stakes At Ellis Park

Two storm surges pushed through Ellis Park late Sunday afternoon: Trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Tyler Baze swept both 2-year-old stakes but in between a sudden burst of gale-force winds caused a 25-minute weather delay. With steel-gray clouds lurking in the distance, L and N Racing’s favored Rowdy Yates went wire to wire to capture […]

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TwinSpires To Sponsor Ellis Park Juvenile And Debutante

TwinSpires, an industry leader in online and mobile wagering on horse racing, has become the title sponsor of Ellis Park’s pair of 2-year-old stakes. The $100,000 TwinSpires Ellis Park Juvenile and $100,000 TwinSpires Ellis Park Debutante, will be held at the Henderson, Ky., track on Sunday, Aug. 18, with entries taken Thursday. Both races are […]

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Serengeti Empress Could Provide Lanerie With ‘Tribute’ To Late Wife In Juvenile Fillies

Trainer Tom Amoss and jockey Corey Lanerie will be trying to win their first Breeders’ Cup race on Friday when they team up with Serengeti Empress (Alternation) in the Juvenile Fillies. The 13 1/2-length winner of the Ellis Park Debutante and 19 1/2-length winner of Churchill Downs’ Pocahontas Stakes will likely be one of the […]

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Lanerie Celebrates Emotional Riding Title At Ellis, To Miss Most Of Kentucky Downs Meet

Jockey Corey Lanerie captured one more race on Monday’s closing card to finish Ellis Park’s 2018 meet with 30 victories out of 137 mounts after missing the first six days following the death of his wife, Shantel. Lanerie won Monday’s 10th race for older maidens aboard Marzo. He also had three seconds, including in the […]

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‘It Keeps Us Tied To My Mom’: Hancock Excited For Bivian B’s Stakes Debut At Ellis

For trainer John Hancock, his 2-year-old filly Bivian B has done her job just being in the starting gate for Sunday’s $75,000 Ellis Park Debutante. Hitting the board or winning would be an unbelievable bonus. Mind you, Hancock believes the filly — co-owned by his wife, Donna, and Lexington’s Gatewood Bell and named after the […]

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Ellis’ Juvenile Races ‘Definitely Tougher Than Five Years Ago’

Though much of the attention on Sunday’s $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile and Ellis Park Debutante has centered on the Kenny McPeek-trained favorites Ten City and Sunny Skies, the capacity fields for both stakes are well-stocked with promising 2-year-olds. Ten City is the 8-5 favorite in the seven-furlong EP Juvenile off a 2-for-2 record spanning a seven-length romp April […]

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Ellis Park: Debutante Returns To 2017 Schedule; Groupie Doll Stakes Moves To Sunday

Ellis Park is restoring a 2-year-old filly stakes for its 2017 summer meet that runs July 1 through Sept. 4. The $75,000 Ellis Park Debutante is the sister race to the $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile, which was brought back last year after being on hiatus since 2008. The 2-year-old stakes, both at seven-eighths of a […]

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