|DADE PARK RACECOURSE
|The racecourse of Ellis Park can be found in
the town of Henderson in the state of Kentucky. Despite being in the state of Indiana,
because of its location on the northern side of the Ohio River, it is still classed as
being in Kentucky. Its inaugural meeting for the racing of thoroughbreds took place on
10th November 1922, although this period of racing was short lived once its owners, the
Green River Jockey Club had gone bankrupt.
|The track was then taken over by a new owner James Ellis,
who named the track Dade Park after a famous racemeeting starter. On the death of James
Ellis in 1956 the track became Ellis Park.
|Its principal meetings are the Grade III
Gardenia Handicap over a mile for fillies, and the popular Ellis Park Breeders Cup Turf
over 1 1/16 miles.
|If you have badges, racecards, pictures
of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email