Ellis Park open for live racing – with fans!

Ellis Park press release (Coady Media photo above of Claret Beret and jockey Declan Cannon winning Ellis Park’s ninth race Thursday for owner Qatar Racing and trainer Brendan Walsh)

HENDERSON, Ky. (Friday, July 5, 2024) – Ellis Park’s racing and gaming facility will operate as normal Friday following unexpected water issues that caused Thursday’s opening day racing program to be conducted without fans and the gaming facility to be closed. First post for Friday’s live racing card is 11:50 a.m. (all times Central) and the gaming facility will open at 8 a.m.

                “Thank you to our staff, the local Henderson community and racing fans for their patience as we dealt with an unexpected water issue caused by storms Wednesday evening,” General Manager Matt Pressley said. “We’re looking forward to seeing everyone out at the track today.”

                For the latest information about racing and gaming from Ellis Park, visit www.ellisparkracing.com.

Jennie Rees is a communications and advocacy specialist in the horse industry who spent 32 years covering horse racing for The (Louisville) Courier-Journal before taking a corporate buyout. In addition to handling communications for the Kentucky HBPA, Rees is Kentucky Downs’ publicity director, manages in-season racing publicity for Ellis Park and serves as a consultant to the National HBPA. Other projects include the Preakness Stakes, Indiana Grand’s Indiana Derby Week and work for various HBPA affiliates and horsemen’s associations.