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Racing season comes to end at Ellis Park

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Monday was the end of the racing season at Ellis Park.

Officials are calling this racing year a "two-part season," saying earlier in the year they had great weather that brought in a lot of people, but the last few weeks took a turn with all the hot and humid temperatures.

This past weekend was no different with the weather putting a damper on racing plans.

"The closing weekend now, we've had no rain almost everyday we've taken races off the turf two days in a row," said Bob Jackson. "It just results in a lot of scratches and less opportunities to wager."

Despite the weather, Jackson says businesses is up 12% from last year.

They say a lot of that is thanks to their new instant racing machines.

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