HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Ellis Park also had its last day of live horse racing for the season.
And it was the first season under new ownership.
Laguna Development Corporation’s Ellis Entertainment purchased the track back in June.
The new owners made improvements to Ellis, including resurfacing the track, improving the barns and new signage.
Officials say the public can expect more changes during next season.
“They will see a widen turf track. We won’t be running on the new part of the turf, but they’ll see the actual structure being there and the new grass coming in and on all that happening. They’ll see lights around the track, and they’ll see construction in front of the existing HHR facility, the existing clubhouse.”
Officials expect to open the new HHR gaming facility at the end of 2020.
(This story was originally published on September 2, 2019)