HENDERSON, Ky. Friday, September 1, 2017) — Ellis Park was forced to cancel after today’s first race because of flooding on parts of the racetrack, the byproduct of the rain deluge that gripped the Midwest in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Racing secretary Dan Bork said the cancelation came out of precaution for the safety of riders and horses.
Ellis Park remains open for simulcast wagering and gaming.
Reminder that there is no live racing at Ellis Park on Saturday, Sept. 2, a scheduling created when racing dates were allocated to accommodate the first day of Kentucky Downs, which also wound up being forced to reschedule to Wednesday after Franklin, Ky. was hit with six inches of rain.
Ellis Park resumes racing Sunday, Sept. 3, and we close our live meet with our final card on Monday, Labor Day.
Sunday is Kids Day and Monday is Fan Appreciation Day.
The first 500 kids Sunday will receive free event t-shirts. All kids can enjoy pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables, face-painting and more.
Fans receive Groupie Doll glasses and posters on Monday.
(Photo below: Heavy rain caused pooling of water on parts of the Ellis Park racetrack Friday, forcing the cancelation after the first race. Brianna Vitt photo)