Keeneland's Day at the Races

October 5, 2013 

Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 27,846; on-track betting, $1,784,564.30; total betting including simulcast, $13,665,851.54.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 22,292; on-track betting, $1,662,666; total betting including simulcast, $12,307,564.

Coming up: A field of 11 distaffers featuring Grade I winners On Fire Baby, Byrama and Emollient are scheduled to start in Sunday's Grade I, $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes going 11⁄8 miles. Emollient triumphed in the Grade I Ashland Stakes at Keene-land this past April and later annexed the Grade I American Oaks at Hollywood Park in July.

Final furlong

Darrin Miller trainee Havelock captured his third graded stakes at Keeneland and first win since taking the Grade III Shakertown in April when he looped the field under Garrett Gomez in Saturday's Grade III Woodford Stakes on the turf.

Last at the top of the stretch in the 5½ -furlong dash, Gomez swung Havelock to the outside at the head of the stretch and cruised to a two-length victory. Havelock joins Silver Timber (2010) as the only other horse to win the Shakertown and Woodford in the same year. A 6-year-old Maryland-bred gelded son of Great Notion, Havelock increased his career bankroll to $619,514 while covering the distance on a firm turf course in 1:03.17.

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