Kentucky Horse Tracks Battle Economy, Slots

Ron Geary thought he'd made it through the worst of it. The owner of tiny Ellis Park in western Kentucky salvaged the racetrack's summer 2008 meet with a bit of showmanship.

Nontraditional events like "Wiener dog" and ostrich racing turned Ellis Park into a modest success story, and brought a little buzz to the tidy dirt oval hard by the Ohio River in Henderson, about two hours west of

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