Ellis Park could reopen next week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Ellis Park race track in western
Kentucky will reopen after its owner and horsemen reached a deal
giving the horsemen a larger share of account wagering revenues.

Rick Hiles, president of the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and
Protective Association, told The Courier-Journal on Saturday the
two parties had reached an agreement.

Owner Ron Geary said the deal would open the 86-year-old track
in Henderson on Friday.

Geary announced Thursday the track would shut down amid a
dispute over account wagering. He wanted to offer Ellis races to
national account wagering outlets that take bets by phone and

The account wagering was blocked by the Kentucky Horsemen's
Benevolent and Protection Association, which is seeking a larger
share of those revenues.

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