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‘King Of South America’: Romans Names Martin Chuan To Ride Everfast In Travers

Martin Chuan, a 24-year-old Peruvian jockey who has been riding this summer at Ellis Park, will be aboard Preakness runner-up Everfast in Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Travers at Saratoga, trainer Dale Romans said Monday morning. A multiple Group 1 winner in his home country, Chuan is 5-4-4 from 24 starts at Ellis Park this year, […]

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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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Country Music Star Toby Keith Enjoys A Visit To Ellis Park

Country music icon Toby Keith stopped by Ellis Park to watch one of his horses run before performing Saturday night at Evansville’s Ford Center. Shell Fire, who runs in the name of Keith’s Dream Walkin Farms, finished third in the second race, with Keith saying afterward, “We ran third but we’ll run first at the […]

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‘The Real Deal’: Night Time Has Romans Excited For Ellis Park Juvenile

Trainer Dale Romans’ huge Ellis Park meet could get even bigger with Night Time in Sunday’s $100,000 TwinSpires Ellis Park Juvenile. Night Time won by daylight in his debut June 30 at Ellis Park, leading all the way through a fast time to prevail by 4 1/2 lengths. With eight wins out of 26 starters, […]

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Hard-Knocking Go Google Yourself, Gray Magician Earn Ellis Park Stakes Wins

A pair of hard-knocking horses earned their first stakes Sunday at Ellis Park, with Go Google Yourself capturing the $125,000 Groupie Doll, presented by Field & Main Bank, by three lengths over Divine Queen and Gray Magician a race later taking the $100,000 Ellis Park Derby, presented by Kruckemeyer & Cohn Jewelry, by a half-length […]

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Impressive Maiden Winner Dennis’ Moment To Target ‘Win And You’re In’ Iroquois

Dennis’ Moment, the electrifying 19 1/4-length winner of an Ellis Park maiden race on July 27, will make his next start in Churchill Downs’ $200,000, Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes on Sept. 14. The 1 1/16-mile Iroquois is the first points race on the road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby. It also is a “Win and […]

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Bradley Seeking ‘Really Special’ Win In Ellis’ Groupie Doll Stakes

Buff Bradley shoots for the stakes named after the two-time champion mare that he trained, co-bred and co-owned as Divine Queen runs in Sunday’s $125,000 Groupie Doll, presented by Field & Main Bank. The mile Groupie Doll is co-featured on the Ellis Park card with the $100,000 Ellis Park Derby, presented by Kruckemeyer & Cohn […]

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Jones’ Super Steed Back To The Races For Ellis Park Derby

Super Steed, who briefly emerged as a Kentucky Derby contender when he won Oaklawn Park’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes, makes his first start in six months in Sunday’s $100,000 Ellis Park Derby, presented by Kruckemeyer & Cohn Jewelry. After winning the Southwest at 62-1 odds on Feb. 18, Supersteed was sidelined by bone bruising that […]

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NYRA Partners With Ellis Park, Emerald Downs For Cross-Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Sunday, August 11 featuring action from Saratoga Race Course, Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington and Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky. Ellis Park will host the first leg of the sequence, the $125,000 Groupie Doll for fillies and mares going one […]

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Ellis’ Kentucky Downs Preview Card Sees 36 Handle Increase

When he put in the claim slip for Factor This a year ago at Saratoga, trainer Brad Cox did so believing there was stakes-winning potential within the colt that just needed the right scenario to surface. Even after watching the 4-year-old drop his first three starts for his new connections, Cox still saw enough intangibles […]

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