A Tri-State race track benefited from the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. A record number of people gathered at Ellis Park to watch the derby.
Ellis park reported a turn-out of about 5,500 on Saturday, and they set a record for the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, as well, at a mark of 2,500.
Those 14 News spoke to said they're happy about Ellis' recent rise in popularity and that the park's renovations are to thank for that.
"You can't walk through the grandstand, it's so crowded. You can't walk through the clubhouse, it's so crowded. But, people are having a good time," said Bob Jackson, the Director of Operations at Ellis Park.
Jackson said race simulcasting continued at the park until 11:00 Saturday night and the instant racing machines stayed open until 2:00 a.m.
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