With three weekends to go in Ellis Park’s abbreviated race meeting, the numbers are looking good to owner Ron Geary.
“We’re very pleased,” said Geary, whose track has completed 17 of
its 27 race dates with the finale looming on Labor Day. “Starting with
the size of our fields, which are still averaging 9.5 to 9.6 horses per
race, and then to the numbers for attendance and handle.
“The Friday-Saturday-Sunday racing, combined with 27 race days, has
been a pretty good model. Quite frankly, we stumbled upon it out of
desperation last year, but it's worked out well."