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

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

She’sonthewarpath wins battle and war in Ellis Park Turf

Coady Photography photos of She’sonthewarpath, Adam Beschizza up, edging favored Dominga to take the $75,000 Ellis Park Turf. Video: She’sonthewarpath jockey Adam Beschizza, trainer Steve Margolis HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday, July 4, 2021) — She’sonthewarpath was. And the result was a neck victory over favored Dominga in Sunday’s $75,000 Ellis Park Turf at the RUNHAPPY Meet at Ellis Park. Trainer by […] Continue Reading

Highlights from Ellis Park opener

Ellis Park wrap up of Sunday’s opening day. Coady Photography pic of Eric Foster. HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday, June 27, 2021) — The RUNHAPPY Meet at Ellis Park kicked off Sunday before an enthusiastic crowd welcoming back horse racing in the Tri-State area with fans in the stands for the first time since 2019. COVID protocols forced last summer’s meet to […] Continue Reading

Everything to know about Ellis Park (except who’s going to win)

An Ellis Park press release (Coady Photography photo of multiple graded-stakes winner Crazy Beautiful winning the 2020 RUNHAPPY Ellis Park Debutante for co-meet-leading trainer Kenny McPeek): HENDERSON, Ky. (Thursday, June 24, 2021) — They’re approaching the starting gate for the RUNHAPPY Meet at Ellis Park. Here’s a look at the 31-date session that kicks off this Sunday, June 27, and runs […] Continue Reading

Juan Cano takes over late mentor Angel Montano’s barn

An Ellis Park news feature by Jennie Rees (Rees photo above of Juan Cano with Super Sol at Churchill Downs): Juan Cano might not be a familiar name to Ellis Park racing enthusiasts, but he should be a familiar face. The 31-date RUNHAPPY Meet at Ellis Park begins this Sunday and concludes Saturday Sept. 4. Racing is Friday, Saturday and Sundays, […] Continue Reading