The Day at the Races: 10-year-old Tahoe Warrior holds on

awincze@herald-leader.comOctober 23, 2013 

The Day at the Races

Wednesday's figures: On-track attendance, 7,294; on-track betting, $525,928.80; total betting including simulcast, $5,235,527.17.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 10,655; on-track betting, $730,685; total betting including simulcast, $5,415,996.

Coming up: There are no stakes races on Thursday's card, but multiple graded stakes winner Rahystrada is among a veteran bunch entered in the day's sixth race going 11⁄8 miles on the turf. Multiple graded stakes winner Air Support is also in the field as is Grade III winner Keep Up.

Final furlong

■ Ten-year-old gelding Tahoe Warrior lived up to his name, turning back Fusa Code in deep stretch to win the ninth and final race on Wednesday's card at odds of 19-1. Tahoe Warrior, who is owned and trained by Wayne Rice, earned his 16th win in his 84th career start.

■ Keri This Day Lori broke her maiden in her 24th try, winning the third race on the card going 11⁄16 miles on the Polytrack. Keri This Day Lori is a 4-year-old daughter of Action This Day.

■ Millionaire Willcox Inn and Coolmore Lexington winner Winning Cause headline a field of nine horses entered Wednesday for Saturday's Grade II, $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes at 11⁄8 miles on the main track. Willcox Inn topped the $1 million mark with his third-place finish behind Silver Max and Wise Dan in the Shadwell Turf Mile that was moved to the main track on Oct. 5. Trained by Mike Stidham, Willcox Inn won the Grade III Washington Park Handicap on Polytrack at Arlington Park in his start prior to the Shadwell.

ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES

Alicia Wincze Hughes: (859) 231-1676. Blog: horseracing.bloginky.com. Twitter: @horseracinghl.

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