Asmussen sends out Stellar Tap, Guntown in G3 Iroquois

Photo above: Guntown, shown winning an Ellis Park maiden race on Aug. 13, is one of two horses Steve Asmussen will run in Saturday night’s $300,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. Coady Photography Today’s Churchill Downs media notes penned by Kevin Kerstein: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Sept. 17, 2021) – Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen arguably recorded one of […] Continue Reading

Ellis Park runner gives Asmussen record-tying 9,445th win

Photo: Ellis Park assistant trainer Darren Fleming, holding sign, saddled the record-tying winner for boss Steve Asmussen’s 9,445th victory. Coady Photography HENDERSON, Ky. (Friday, Aug. 6, 2021) — Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen tied the late Dale Baird as North America’s winningest thoroughbred trainer as long-time client Mike McCarty’s 4-year-old colt Shanghai’s Dream captured Ellis Park Racing’s sixth race Friday. […] Continue Reading

‘D. Wayne & Dale: A Conversation’ – Don’t miss this free event Saturday, Aug. 14 at Ellis Park!

(Above: D. Wayne Lukas at Ellis Park. Jennie Rees photo) HENDERSON, Ky. (Friday, Aug. 6, 2021) — Tri-State horse-racing and sports enthusiasts can enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience watching legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas and Kentucky stalwart Dale Romans exchange stories, interview each other and take questions from the public on Saturday Aug. 14 at Ellis Park. “D. Wayne and Dale: […] Continue Reading

KyHBPA College Day July 25: Drawings for $1K, iPad mini after each race

COLLEGE IS IN SESSION SUNDAY AT ELLIS PARK! Drawings for $1,000, iPad mini after every race to a full-time college student. Two-, four-year, graduate, vocational, technical, barber school etc. accepted. Incoming freshmen eligible. Must be present to win. Current college I.D. or letter of acceptance required to register. Must show driver’s license upon request. The final giveaway is separate drawing […] Continue Reading

KyHBPA College Day July 25: $1K scholarships, iPad mini giveaways

COLLEGE IN SESSION SUNDAY AT ELLIS PARK! Drawings for $1,000, iPad mini after every race to a full-time college student. Two-, four-year, graduate, vocational, technical, barber school etc. accepted. Incoming freshmen eligible. Must be present to win. Current college I.D. or letter of acceptance required to register. Must show driver’s license upon request. The final giveaway is separate drawing for […] Continue Reading

Pea soup: New Boss takes off-turf Pea Patch at Ellis Park

Ellis Park press release by Jennie Rees (Coady Photography photos of Adam Beschizza riding New Boss to victory in the Pea Patch) HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday, July 18, 2021) — Trainer Bret Calhoun very much had misgivings when a storm blew in as his 3-year-old filly New Boss was in the paddock for Sunday’s $60,000 Pea Patch Overnight Stakes at the […] Continue Reading

Bango proves firecracker in Ellis Park’s Good Lord

Ellis Park press release (all photos by Coady Photography) Video: pre-race, stretch, interviews with Pedroza and Foley HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, July 17, 2021) — It turns out that Bango loves Ellis Park, too. Fred and Debbie Schwartz’ 4-year-old colt came into Saturday’s $75,000 Good Lord Stakes with six of his seven career victories coming at Churchill Downs, trainer Greg Foley’s […] Continue Reading

Bellarmine hoops coach truly playing game of horse with Lamartine

Ellis Park news feature by Jennie Rees (Bellarmine University photo of women’s basketball coach Chancellor Dugan) HENDERSON, Ky. (Friday, July 16, 2021) — Two Dimes Stable’s Lamartine fulfilled Chancellor Dugan’s life-long dream of owning (at least part of) a racehorse when the 6-year-old gelding ran at Churchill Downs on June 26. The fact that the Juan Cano-trained Lamartine made Dugan […] Continue Reading

3-for-3 Carribean Caper could run back in Audubon Oaks

Ellis Park press release (Coady Photography photos) Columbine Stable’s Carribean Caper remained unbeaten in three starts, beating older fillies and mares to take Saturday’s second race, a second-level allowance race. Bet down to 1-5 odds in the field of five, Carribean Caper drew off in the stretch for a 4 1/2-length victory over Queen Bridget, covering 6 1/2 furlongs in […] Continue Reading

Kenneally earns 1,000th win with He’s Pretty Lucky

Ellis Park press release (Coady Photography photos) HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, July 10, 2021) — Some of the toughest victories to knock out seem to come during a countdown to a landmark. And when trainer Eddie Kenneally earned his 1,000th career victory Saturday at the RUNHAPPY Meet at Ellis Park, his 3-year-old He’s Pretty Lucky kept the outcome in suspense until right […] Continue Reading