Ellis Park to host Kentucky Derby qualifying race

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HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) The road to the 146th Kentucky Derby will run through Ellis Park. Track officials have finalized a deal to host a Kentucky Derby qualifying race.

The Ellis Park Derby will be part of the “Midwest Region of Races” that will help determine the field at Churchill Downs.

The Ellis Park Derby winner will receive 50 qualifying points towards Kentucky Derby qualification.

This year’s Kentucky Derby will be run on September 5th.

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(This story was originally published on May 12, 2020)

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