Oct. 12: Keeneland's Day at the Races

October 12, 2013 

Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance,32,717; on-track betting, $1,709,570.90; total betting including simulcast, $11,957,811.21.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 28,337; on-track betting, $1,700,916; total betting including simulcast, $11,887,205.

Coming up: There are no stakes races on Sunday's nine-race card. Multiple graded stakes winner Workin For Hops, an earner of more than $700,000, is in the day's fifth race going 11⁄16-miles on the main track.

Final furlong

■ Saturday's crowd of 32,717 was a record for a Keeneland Fall meet. The previous fall single-day mark was 28,880 established on Oct. 7, 2006.

■ In addition to taking Saturday's Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, jockey John Velazquez won two more on the card taking the sixth race with Formidable Heart and the eighth aboard Cynical Storm. In finishing second on Alterite in the QEII, Velazquez failed to pass Pat Day as the all-time leading jockey by earnings in the U.S. and Canada. Second place was worth $80,000, and coupled with two victories and a third-place finish earlier in the day, Velazquez's career mounts have earned $297,888,320, just shy of Day's record total of $297,914,839.

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