Keeneland: The Day at the Races

October 18, 2012 

Thursday's figures: On-track attendance, 9,601; on-track betting, $716,262.90; total betting including simulcast, $5,542,008.48.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 6,943; on-track betting, $641,767; total betting including simulcast, $5,497,466.

Coming up: Because of an overflow group of entries, Friday's 22nd running of the Grade III, $125,000 Pin Oak Valley View was split into divisions for the second time in the race's history. Highlighting the first division are Grade III turf winners Volcat and Colonial Flag, along with Italian Group 1 winner Nayarra. Three Grade III turf winners top the second division: Leading Astray, More Than Love and Dancing Solo.

Final furlong

■ Trainer Rusty Arnold's Keeneland streak lives on. Arnold earned his first win of the Fall Meet on Thursday when he saddled Pisgah Station to victory in the day's ninth and final race. According to Keeneland officials, Arnold has saddled at least one winner at each Keeneland meet since 1986 save for one meet in the late 1980s when he did not start a horse.

■ Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas also earned his first win of the Fall Meet on Thursday when 2-year-old Will Take Charge — out of multiple Grade I winner Take Charge Lady — rallied from last to win the seventh race in his second career outing. By Unbridled's Song, Will Take Charge is also a half-brother to Grade I winner Take Charge Indy.

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