Keeneland: The day at the races

October 7, 2012 

Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 22,292; on-track betting, $1,662,666.10; total betting including simulcast, $12,307,562.06.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 26,003; on-track betting, $1,953,394; total betting including simulcast, $12,826,203.

Coming up: A varied group is slated to line up in Sunday's Grade I, $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster, including defending race winner Aruna, Central Bank Ashland heroine Karlovy Vary, and graded stakes winner In Lingerie.

Final furlong

■ John Oxley's Spring in the Air returned to Churchill Downs on Friday night after her one-length victory in the $400,000, Grade I Darley Alcibiades. The victory Friday earned Spring in the Air a spot in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies but trainer Mark Casse said her travel itinerary to California has not been set.

■ Running second to Sum of the Parts in the Grade III Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix might have earned Grade I winner Noble's Promise a trip to California for the Breeders' Cup World Championships, trainer Ken McPeek said. "He's been running some really good numbers," McPeek said. "He's going to have to run the race of his life. We'll see who's going in. We're going to analyze it."


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