01/11/2006 1:00AM

Ellis Park names new vice president


Brian Elmore has been named vice president and general manager of Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., the track's owner, Churchill Downs Inc., announced Wednesday.

Elmore, 50, has worked for the last 10 years as director of offtrack betting operations and in other capacities at another track owned by Churchill Downs Inc., Hoosier Park, near Indianapolis. He worked at Bandera Downs in Texas for 3 1/2 years before moving to Hoosier.

Elmore replaces Paul Kuerzi, who had headed Ellis' on-site operations for Churchill since 1999. Kuerzi announced his retirement in November.

Churchill Downs Inc. announced on Dec. 28 that Ellis will conduct its 2006 meet as planned despite having incurred substantial damage from a Nov. 6 tornado. The 36-day meet is scheduled to run from July 19 to Sept. 4.