Ellis Park Meet of 29 Days to Open on August 3, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-01


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Ellis Park Meet of 29 Days To Open on August 3 OWENSBORO, Ky., May 31.— There has been a change made, but in name only. The race track located just north of the Ohio River bridge between Henderson, Ky., and Evansville, Ind., is being put in order for its thirty-second meeting, and for the first time the track will be operating as the James C. Ellis Park. The Summer meeting* this year will get under way on Wednesday, August 3, and continue for 29. racing days, closing on Lattor Day, Monday .September 5. This change was suggested by Earl Ruby, sports editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal at a luncheon during the 1953 meeting. Ellis, owner, of the track, said he would consider the suggestion. At a similar luncheon last year Ruby again brought up the proposal and those present thought the founder of the track, A. B. Dade, had been honored long enough through the uSe of his name, and a vote favored the name of "James C. Ellis Park." Ellis gave his consent with, "Well, if that is the way you want it, that will be the new name after the 1954 meeting." The track will continue under-the operation of the Dade Park Jockey Club, Inc., with James C. Ellis as president and general manager; Lester E. Yeager, vice-president and associate manager, and Miss Anna M. Fisher, secretary-treasurer. Between now and August 3 the management of the track will put the plant in order to better serve the racing fans of this area and efforts will be made to fill the 600-odd stalls with the better type horses for the summer meeting. Racing Secretary L. H. Van Zandt will visit the various tracks in this part of the country and line up stables to campaign at the meeting. . j

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