HENDERSON, Ky. — A sports fan daily double of pigskin and ponies comes to Ellis Park this Saturday, July 13, as the Indianapolis Colts brings their newColts In Motion traveling experience to the thoroughbred racetrack.
Indiana’s National Football League franchise comes to the track with its spanking-new high-tech 40-foot trailer that provides unique and entertaining experiences for football and sports fans of all ages, as well as for anyone who appreciates engaging with or learning more about a regional icon.
With the mobile unit barely a week old, Ellis Park will be only the fifth stop for the Colts’ mobile exhibit that is full of experiences, history and memorabilia. Colts In Motion includes state-of-the-art virtual reality, interactive gaming center and exclusive photo opportunities for everyone in attendance.
“Our new Colts In Motion mobile experience is a state-of-the-art exhibit that allows our fans to interact with their favorite team in a fun and unique way," said Stephanie Pemberton, Vice President of Marketing for the Indianapolis Colts. "Within the mobile trailer, fans can see which Colts player they are most like, experience what it’s like to hit the anvil before kickoff and even take a photo as Adam Vinatieri’s holder. The Colts In Motion mobile experience travels throughout Indiana and other areas of the Midwest to bring the team into the backyards of our fans.”
Colts In Motion will be at Ellis Park this Saturday from 10 a.m. Central until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free to both the racetrack and the traveling experience.
“At Ellis Park, we pride ourselves on having something for everyone, and Colts In Motion provides our fans a fantastic opportunity,” said Karen Krauskopf, Ellis Park’s director of sponsorships and marketing. “We are so honored that we were accepted as a tour stop. We have a lot in common with Indiana’s NFL franchise: After all, our races are well-populated with colts and every horseplayer knows the importance of having Luck!”
Ellis Park featured on ESPN Louisville radio show next four Fridays
Ellis Park is teaming with TwinSpires.com to serve as guest hosts for the next four Fridays on Churchill Downs' weekly racing show. "Inside Churchill Downs, presented by TwinSpires.com and Ellis Park" will air from 5-6 p.m. Central (6-7 p.m. Eastern) on July 12, July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2 on ESPN Louisville's 680-AM and 105.7-FM as well as streaming atespnlouisville.com. The programming also is available without data charge by calling 605-562-9588. Ellis Park publicist Jennie Rees and TwinSpires.com racing analyst Scott Shapiro will be joined as hosts on this week's show by TwinSpires.com director of marketing Ed DeRosa. Featured guests will be Bret Calhoun, trainer of Indiana Derby favorite Mr. Money, the Grade 3 Pat Day Mile and Matt Winn victor who started his career last summer at Ellis Park and who is owned by Madisonville's Chester Thomas, along with Larry Jones, the trainer, co-breeder and co-owner of Fair Grounds Oaks winner Street Band, one of the favorites for Saturday night's Indiana Oaks.
Saturday July 13 — Colts in Motion mobile experience.
Friday, July 19 — Ellis Park’s first of three “Twilight” Fridays, with the first race going off at 2:50 p.m. Central. The high-energy country band Tailgate Revival will perform those evenings in the tent by the paddock from 7 until 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 — HBPA College Day, with a tablet computer and a $1,000 scholarship given out via drawing after every race to full-time students.