Keeneland's Day at the Races

October 26, 2013 

Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 19,093; on-track betting, $1,299,645.10 ; total betting including simulcast, $10,670,925.61.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 14,737 ; on-track betting, $1,108,989; total betting including simulcast, $10,535,832.

Final furlong

■ Saturday's patrons helped establish a total Keeneland Fall Meet attendance record of 266,466. The previous mark for highest total Fall Meet attendance was 259,710 set last year.

■ Rosie Napravnik earned her first Keeneland riding title, finishing the meet with 17 wins, six more than runner-up Joe Rocco Jr. Napravnik also becomes the first female jockey to win a Keeneland riding crown.

■ Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey continued to add to their record year, securing their seventh meet title in 2013 by taking the Fall Meet crown. The Ramseys established a Fall Meet record for wins by an owner with 17 and have now won or shared 13 Keeneland owner titles. They also hold the mark for most wins in any Keeneland meet having won 25 races this past Spring Meet.

■ Trainer Mike Maker also completed a sweep of the Spring and Fall Meet title, saddling 17 winners — nine more than runner-up Graham Motion. Maker, who won 25 races during the Spring Meet, had last captured the Fall Meet title in 2008.

■ It went down to the wire but trainer Rusty Arnold kept his record Keeneland streak in tact Saturday. Arnold was 0-for-26 as he saddled his final meet starter, Exothermic, in the day's eighth race but the daughter of Empire Maker prevailed over 45-to-1 shot Braveman. Arnold has won at least one race at every Keeneland meet since 1986 except for one meet when he did not have any starters.

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