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Address: 3300 US Highway 41 N, Henderson, KY 42420-2093
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11:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 04:00

Ellis Park Racing is the place for live Thoroughbred horse racing and...

Ellis Park Racing is the place for live Thoroughbred horse racing and thrills. Open 365 days a year, Ellis Park Racing accommodates all horse racing enthusiasts. The newly remodeled first floor of the Clubhouse features 187 Instant Racing Machines, 30+ Flat Screen TVs, a state of the art simulcasting center and a brand new bar area. The restaurant Lucky Joe's Bar & Grill provides tasty meals and drinks, from burgers to hotdogs. Ellis Park Racing offers event services too. Host any event up to 400 people. Perfect for reunions, wedding receptions, company picnics, birthdays, and meetings. Visit Ellis Park Racing and raise the stakes today.

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Racetracks Have A Charm Of Their Own

The horses run in drizzle. They really are athletes. This track would get a five, but I'm not a slots and dazzle guy. I like seeing the horses run, couldn't give eight darns about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
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Evansville, Indiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Place is old and dirty. Everything is over priced. Beer is cold and the horses are fun to watch bet on.. But go somewhere else!!

Thank 812Mantle7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great smaller track that has a country feel to it. Been visiting here for years and drive over from St Louis for it. Very open grandstands which I like and lots of nice seating at picnic tables on the grass. Prices aren't too bad for food and drink and Sunday specials are nice. We went Labor Day this year and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Had fun in clubhouse betting on the races. Had dinner and cocktails. Good service. I did not like the buffet, except for the fish. I wished I had ordered a sandwich from the menu.

Thank jaxx k
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341 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The horses run in drizzle. They really are athletes. This track would get a five, but I'm not a slots and dazzle guy. I like seeing the horses run, couldn't give eight darns about gambling, hate the smoke that seems to be ingrained with losers trying to suddenly win against all odds, but I like the atmosphere and environment of... More 

1 Thank nabenom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

For a fun family afternoon we like coming to Ellis park. Even though it's hot, it seems there is always a breeze. Fun inexpensive entertainment! I don't like all of the cigarette smoke but that seems to be the only downfall.

Thank nanaxr
Sullivan, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Fun entertainment for everyone!! Kids enjoyed watching horses run and cheap 'cheering' if you are sensible. The facility is somewhat run down but not why we went anyway.

Thank Kelly W
Winchester, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

...is better than a good day at work! Or so the saying goes. We've been taking an August weekend at Ellis (sometimes one in July, too!) for 16 years now. Keeneland, our home track, can be a little pretentious. Ellis is more like a neighborhood get-together. We miss Superfly's Grill, but the new burgermeisters are tolerable. The beer upstairs is... More 

Thank BruinBrother
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

First time visiting this track. My first impression was the smell of cigarettes everywhere. It is a quaint track with very reasonable food and beverage prices. It advertises slot machines, but there aren't alot of them and I didn't see them getting much action. There is also a large outdoor picnic area and a couple of large tented areas where... More 

Thank prezz1999
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Small but quaint track. Very dated but reasonable food prices, free admission and plenty of places to set including picnic tables with shaded umbrellas right on the edge of the track. There is even a very small casino, no board games just slot machines. Sign up for their players club and you'll get five dollars in free play right away.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on 7/24 to take advantage of Dollar Days - always a popular day at the track. It was like a ghost town compared to other Sundays - because there are only 3 Dollar Days this year. I don't see Ellis being there for much longer without this. Sorry to see you go - it was a fun, affordable day... More 

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