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Ellis Park Race Course

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3300 US Highway 41 N, Henderson, KY 42420-2093
+1 812-425-1456
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Smokey Race Track

My son and I, two grandsons, and my son's brother-in-law visited the Ellis Park Race Course the day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim D
Omaha, Nebraska
Old racetrack needs major updating

We went for an afternoon of horse racing had a lot of fun watching the horses. There are plenty of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jaxx K
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“labor day” (5 reviews)
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3300 US Highway 41 N, Henderson, KY 42420-2093
+1 812-425-1456
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I, two grandsons, and my son's brother-in-law visited the Ellis Park Race Course the day before Labor Day. It was the next to the last day of the racing session, and the place was crowded. The parking was easy and free, and...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an afternoon of horse racing had a lot of fun watching the horses. There are plenty of places to get close to the track and the horses. We had reserved seats in the clubhouse dining area. There is a small TV at...More

Thank Jaxx K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to have a fun day out, stop by Ellis Racetrack during live meet! You don't have to spend a lot of money, prices are good and it is just a great way to enjoy the day!

Thank Lwlittrell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made reservations for the Sky Theater on August 12 for table 11. Right on the window at the finish line. When we got there we were placed elsewhere next to the dirty plate & trash collection area that were not emptied the whole time...More

Thank 550nancic
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had a great time! Looking for something different to do outside but yet able to get in away from the heat and enjoy a nice day with friendly helpful staff and experience live racing that the whole family will enjoy!

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great time at the horse track!! Free admission. Food is reasonable, but bottle water is overpriced. Our family had a wonderful time cheering on the horses! Would highly recommend this activity!

Thank Tonya C
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This place is family fun. It is not snooty and you won't see anyone in a suit and tie. However, it has a nice local flavor and they provide fun! We watched the camel and ostrich races. There is no gourmet food here - it...More

Thank bluegrassmom3
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful day at the races. Thanks to Jack and the catering team in the Sky Lounge. If you are going and want to treat yourself make a booking. Air conditioned comfort, meal, bar and betting facilities. On or close to the finish line...More

Thank ossieuns
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful afternoon at Ellis park. Went to see the camels and ostriches race. Quite fun! One suggestion is to valet park.

Thank 193Dee
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I live in Nashville TN and when I would go to Tropicana I would always frequent Ellis Park to play their Instant Racing machines. The $5 Double Horseshoes was my favorite. Then when Kentucky Downs in Franklin, KY did away with all their Double Horseshoe...More

Thank joshuas798
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1 November 2015|
Response from LindaKay1959 | Reviewed this property |
They are not actually slot machines but instsnt racing machines, they have become very popular at the track especially during non racing timed. If visiting from out of town- I would like to let you know that within a few... More