Keeneland: The Day at the Races

October 24, 2012 

Wednesday's figures: On-track attendance, 10,655; on-track betting, $730,684.80; total betting including simulcast, $5,415,995.81.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 7,301; on-track betting, $605,901; total betting including simulcast, $4,175,355.

Coming up: There are no stakes races Thursday.

Final furlong

■ Infrattini, trained by Paul McGee, won Wednesday's fourth race despite not being given the pre-race shot of Lasix as requested by his connections. Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, said the mistake happened when information regarding Infrattini's location was not updated in the record-keeping system that indicates which horses are to receive the race-day medication. "It was our mistake," Scollay said. "The horse was originally scheduled to be in the receiving barn and the trainer elected to bring him to his Barn 23. He notified the stall man, the stall man notified us. We made incomplete changes in our records."

The start of the Keeneland meet marked the beginning of a new commission rule that prohibits private veterinarians from administering Lasix on race day; only state vets may do that. On the opening day of the meet, Exothermic, trained by Rusty Arnold, was mistakenly given a Lasix shot when he was not supposed to get one.

■ Jockey Julien Leparoux became the fifth rider in Keeneland's 76-year history to reach the 300-win plateau Wednesday when he guided Son of a General to victory in the sixth race. Leparoux has won eight Keeneland riding titles, including the last four. With four victories Wednesday, Leparoux has opened a 22-11 lead over his closest pursuer, Corey Lanerie, with three days remaining in the 17-day meet.

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