The Kentucky Racing Commission will hold its’ monthly meeting at Turfway Park this afternoon, with the scheduled starting time set for 1:30 p.m. ET. On the agenda for the Commissioners to consider is a possible approval of the sale of Ellis Park from its’ current ownership team at Saratoga Casino and Hospitality Group to the Laguna Development Corporation, located in Pueblo, New Mexico.
“The Pressbox” first reported that the historic, little track, known affectionately as the “Pea Patch,” in Henderson, KY., was being sold to the new ownership team on March 21. We followed that story up with confirmation on June 3, citing sources very close to the situation.
Now, the pending sale is on the Agenda today for full consideration and a possible vote to turn over the ownership of the track to the new entity.
Ellis Park — which has been undergoing some renovations to the grandstand and clubhouse areas this summer — is scheduled to open for live racing on Sunday, June 30. After that one day of action, live racing will return on the Fourth of July for a festive 4-day weekend.
After that, the track plans to run three days a week — Friday through Sunday — all the way through the Labor Day Weekend of Sept. 2.
“The Pressbox” will be on location today for the KRC meeting, and give full details later this afternoon.