The Day at the Races: Napravnik closes in on first Keeneland riding title

October 25, 2013 

Rosie Napravnik will meet with racing fans on Saturday.

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Friday's figures: On-track attendance, 10,993; on-track betting, $1,052,375.60; total betting including simulcast, $8,024,371.28.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 12,247; on-track betting, $991,049; total betting including simulcast, $8,066,875.

Coming up: The Grade II Hagyard Fayette Stakes highlights closing day of the Fall Meet and trainer Charlie LoPresti had a two-pronged attack in Villandry and Set the Sail. Villandry was third in an allowance test at Keeneland on opening day Oct. 4 in his first start off an 11-month layoff. Set the Sail most recently won going 11⁄16 miles over the Churchill Downs turf on Sept. 14.

Final furlong

■ Leading jockey Rosie Napravnik booted home four winners on Friday's card giving her 16 wins heading into Saturday's finale, five more than Joe Rocco Jr. in second. Napravnik has nine mounts on Saturday to Rocco's eight as she seeks her first Keeneland riding title.

■ Trainer Mike Maker has his second Keeneland Fall Meet title locked up, saddling three winners Friday to take a 15-8 lead over Graham Motion into Saturday

■ Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey will celebrate their seventh meet title this year and second consecutive Keeneland Fall Meet crown as they go into the final day with 16 wins after bagging two more victories on Friday.

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