independence day

Mother Will Dedicate National Anthem Performance At Ellis Park To Son Killed In Afghanistan

As America celebrates her birthday on July 4, Ellis Park’s National Anthem singer will serve as a poignant reminder that freedom isn’t free. Cathy Mullins of Owensboro will be Ellis Park’s featured Independence Day soloist performing the Star-Spangled Banner at 12:20 p.m. Central in the track’s winner’s circle. Mullins and her husband, U.S. Army veteran […]

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Geroux ‘Excited’ About First Fourth Of July As A U.S. Citizen

When Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey Florent Geroux rides at Ellis Park on Wednesday’s special Independence Day program, he’ll be celebrating his country’s birthday along with everyone else. This is the first July 4 for the French-born Geroux as a United States citizen, having taken the Oath of Allegiance at the naturalization ceremony May 23 in Louisville. […]

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Independence Day Racing Action: Om Featured In American Stakes

The July 4 stakes schedule across the United States features a pair of graded stakes races, as well as several interesting listed stakes to attract the horseplayer’s dollar. Gulfstream’s Martha Washington Stakes (2:21 PM ET), a mile turf event for 3-year-old fillies, attracted a field of eight (including a main-track-only entrant). Trainer Todd Pletcher, who wrapped […]

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NYRA: Late Pick 5 Launches July 4, Stars & Stripes Handicapping Challenge Saturday

Independence Day will mark the launch of the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5, exclusively available to NYRA Bets members across the country and to bettors in New York wagering on-track or through a simulcast facility. Beginning on Tuesday, July 4, the popular multi-race wager will cover the last five races of every card of live […]

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Shots Fired! Ellis Park Hosts Independence Day Charity Handicapping Contest

It started out with a tweet announcing that Joe Kristufek will make daily selections for Ellis Park on Brisnet.com: “To play @EllisParkRacing without @JoeyDaKRacing picks is a handicap, not handicapping.” “Unless you’ve got my picks,” came the quick response from Megan Devine (@MissMeganDevine), new paddock analyst for the Ellis meet that runs July 2 through […]

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Weekend Lineup: Independence Day Celebration

Thoroughbred racing across North America has put together an extensive lineup of graded stakes races to celebrate the three-day weekend that ends with Independence Day on Monday, July 4th. A pair of Grade 3’s kick off the action on Friday afternoon, beginning with Woodbine’s G3 Dominion Day Stakes. The 10-furlong contest over the Tapeta features […]

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