Barn destroyed by fire at Ellis Park

Races canceled Sunday
Barn destroyed by fire at Ellis Park
Published: Aug. 22, 2021 at 7:25 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2021 at 3:49 PM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Officials with Ellis Park say a horse barn was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.

Dispatchers tell 14 News the call came in just after 4:20 a.m. and all county fire departments were called to the scene.

Ellis Park barn fire
Ellis Park barn fire(Anonymous viewer)

EMA officials say about 50 people with multiple agencies have been involved.

Here is drone video of the barn shared by Ellis Park Officials:

Barn destroyed by fire at Ellis Park (Video shared by Ellis Park officials)

Ellis Park officials say they have canceled racing and training Sunday. Training will resume Monday, and racing will resume Friday.

General Manager Jeff Inman says no humans were believed to be in the barn at the time of the fire, and all seven of the horses were rescued.

Officials say one horse has a minor injury. This horse was later identified as Bold and Bossy, the same horse who got out of the park and ran down Highway 41 on Saturday.

Bold and Bossy was taken to an equine hospital in Lexington, and trainer Michael Ann Ewing says she’s doing fine.

Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire, but they say they believe it could be electrical. No foul play is suspected.

A news conference was held Sunday morning. You can watch it here:

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