Lanerie returns to Ellis Park to highlight strong jockey colony

With the final night of the Churchill Downs spring meet being held Saturday, the Kentucky thoroughbred racing industry moves its attention to Henderson with Saturday afternoon’s start of the Ellis Park meet. The meet, which lasts 30 days (July 2-September 5), returns 10-time Churchill Downs leading rider Corey Lanerie. Riding the past two summers at…

Make it two straight for jockey Trevor McCarthy.

The 22-year-old McCarthy came from behind to take six winners over the past three days during closing weekend at Baltimore-based Pimlico Race Course to earn his second consecutive meet title in Maryland this season. Live racing moves from Pimlico to Laurel Park beginning this Friday, July 1. “It’s awesome. It’s a great feeling, especially because…