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Historic Horse Racing machines installed in Kentucky

Castle Hill Gaming announced its first installation of Historic Horse Racing machines in Kentucky. On 11 July, Castle Hill installed 24 machines at the Ellis Park race track.

Ellis Park to implement Exacta Historic Horse Racing system

The property will close on 3 January 2017 and will reopen on 6 January 2017 with 179 new Exacta HHR terminals.

Ellis Park stake sale approved

Saratoga Casino will soon own a partial stake in Ellis Park.

Ellis Park to close

News Brief: Ellis Park owner Ron Geary said last night that he is closing the 86-year-old Henderson, Kentucky, racetrack, which was scheduled to open its summer meeting tomorrow.

Ellis Park owner remains hopeful despite setback

News Brief: Ellis Park owner, Frank Geary, remains confident Ellis Park will move closer to attendance and revenue goals this summer, but he admits the outlook for the 2009 meet suddenly couldn't be worse

Kentucky track owner wants to move

News Brief: Ellis Park owner Ron Geary said he would put a casino in Owensboro, Kentucky, to move it away from competition in Indiana.

Ellis Park Concludes 2006 Meet with Gains

Ellis Park concluded its 2006 race meet on Labor Day, Sept. 4, with gains in average daily on-track wagering and attendance.

Churchill Downs Sells Ellis Park

Churchill Downs Incorporated has reached a definitive agreement to sell Ellis Park, its racetrack in Henderson, Kentucky, to a company owned by Kentucky businessman and racehorse owner Ron Geary.

Ellis Park VP, GM Named

Churchill Downs reports that Brian Elmore, who has served for the past 10 years in important capacities at Churchill Downs Incorporated's Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind., has been appointed vice president and general manager of Ellis Park.

Efforts Begin to Reopen Ellis Park

Clean-up efforts are underway at Ellis Park to tentatively reopen the storm-battered track for simulcasting operations on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Apparent Tornado Inflicts Damage on Ellis Park

An apparent tornado, spawned by a line of severe weather that moved through southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky early Sunday morning, has inflicted significant damage at Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky.

Ellis Park to Reduce Overnight Purses

Lower than expected business levels - attributed in part to weather conditions and intensified competition for horses - have prompted Ellis Park to reduce overnight purses for the remainder of the race meet that continues through Sept. 5.

Churchill Downs Revises Earnings Forecast

Churchill Downs is revising its earnings outlook for Q3 2004 and further lowering its outlook for the full year to reflect increased spending on alternative gaming efforts and special, non-cash impairment charges for Ellis Park due to softness in business at that racetrack.

Ellis Park Reports Changes

Due to a decline in wagering, Ellis Park officials have announced a five percent reduction in all overnight purses and a cancellation of three stakes events.

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