Keeneland: The Day at the Races

October 4, 2013 

Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 15,391; on-track betting, $1,526,159.10; total betting including simulcast, $9,931,006.08.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 18,417; on-track betting, $1,580,014; total betting including simulcast, $9,843,110.

Coming up: For the second consecutive year, two champions will be in action on a day when there are five graded stakes at the Keeneland Fall meet. Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan shoots for his second straight win in the Grade I, $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile with champion female sprinter Groupie Doll out to defend her title in the Grade II Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes.

Final furlong

Winless since capturing the 2012 edition of the Grade III Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes, Tom Amoss-trainee Sum of the Parts repeated his triumphant exploits Friday when he captured the 6-furlong main track test. Dismissed at 12-to-1 odds off his four-race losing skid, the 4-year-old son of Speightstown broke with authority out of post No. 10 and headed every point of call over his 11 rivals, finishing 11/4-lengths clear of runner up Laugh Track.

Amoss blamed part of the colt's skid on him bringing him back too quickly off last year's fourth-place run in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

The day's fifth race won by Scout Leader was marred when Calumet Farm's Order of Magnitude broke down in the stretch and was later euthanized with fractured sesamoids in his right front. The 3-year-old son of Henrythenavigator was winless in seven prior career starts.

ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES

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