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Ellis Park Sale Approved By State Regulators

Ellis Park

Kentucky horse racing regulators have approved the sale of Ellis Park racetrack to a group that's had a minority ownership in the track for several years.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Tuesday approved the sale of the track in Henderson County to the Saratoga and Hospitality Group.

The track's primary owner has been Ron Geary, who purchased Ellis Park from Churchill Downs in 2006.

Ellis Park overcame a devastating tornado more than a decade ago.

The track is in the midst of its summer season of live racing.