Meet Ellis Entertainment’s principals, hear their vision – July 19

It’s the dawn of a new era at Ellis Park — and we want to tell you all about it!

Photo by Coady Photography

Please join us as Ellis Park stages a news conference with the track’s new owners, Ellis Entertainment LLC, on Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. Central at the racetrack on the clubhouse’s second floor. Doors open at 9:30, with coffee and donuts provided by Donut Bank. To help us plan, please RSVP to Kathy Morgan at or 812-435-8903 or simply reply to this email.

We welcome the region’s media, civic leaders, elected officials and the business community to come and meet the people who will be ushering 97-year-old Ellis Park into a renaissance of which no one else dared to dream. At Ellis Park, our mantra truly is #expectmore.

About Ellis Park
Built by the Green River Jockey Club as Dade Park in 1922, Ellis Park is located in Henderson just south of Evansville, Ind., on the only sliver of Kentucky north of the Ohio River. The track was renamed Ellis Park in 1954 for long-time owner James C. Ellis, who bought Dade Park out of bankruptcy in its early years. The second-oldest racetrack in Kentucky behind Churchill Downs, Ellis Park has withstood the devastating Ohio River flooding in 1937 and a horrific tornado in 2005. The track was purchased in 2006 from Churchill Downs Inc. by prominent Kentucky entrepreneur Ron Geary, with minority partner Saratoga Casino & Hospitality Group buying the track outright on July 22, 2018. Laguna Development Corporation acquired the track in late June through its Ellis Entertainment LLC, with Saratoga Casino managing the meet. The 2019 live race meet runs June 30 through Labor Day. Admission and parking are free. Betting on Historical Horse Racing terminals that provide different interactive gaming options is offered seven days a week, as is simulcast wagering on racetracks across the country.

3300 US-41 N., Henderson, KY 42420
(812) 425-1456
Enjoy horse racing by day and gaming by night.