About Ercel

Ercel Ellis Jr. has been a writer and editor for the Blood-Horse and the Daily Racing Forum, plus broadcasting shows Post Time and Horse Tales radio shows for over sixty years and has recorded a CD of readings from Joe Palmer's This was Racing. Born into the Thoroughbred horse business, he has been an owner, breeder, trainer, writer, and broadcaster. He won the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeder's prestigious Charles W. Englehard Award for contributions to the Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky and is an honorary member of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club. He lives on a small farm in the Bourbon County, Kentucky, with his wife, Jackie, dog Spaniel Boone, four old retired Thoroughbred race horses and several barn cats.