Keeneland: Day at the races

April 7, 2014 

  • The Day at the Races

Sunday's figures: On-track attendance, 13,442; on-track betting, $809,748.50; total betting including simulcast, $6,631,315.65.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 11,038; on-track betting, $724,940; total betting including simulcast, $8,434,948.

Coming up: Live racing returns with an eight-race card Wednesday. The fifth race is set to feature stakes winner Purely Hot, fourth in the Grade II Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland in October, making her seasonal bow against 11 others.

Final furlong

Rosalind and Room Service, which provided the first dead heat in a Grade 1 race in Keeneland history on Saturday in the $500,000 Ashland, emerged in good order, according to trainers Ken McPeek and Wayne Catalano, respectively. McPeek said Rosalind would remain at Keeneland for a couple weeks before going to Louisville to prepare for the Kentucky Oaks, and Catalano said Room Service also would remain at Keeneland for a while.

Regally-bred Party Now, a 3-year-old filly by Tiznow, took Sunday's featured eighth race, going one-mile on the turf. A half-sister to Grade III winner Criminologist, Party Now rallied on the outside past A Little Bit Sassy to earn her second win in four career starts for trainer Shug McGaughey. The victory was the 1,800th in McGaughey's Hall of Fame career.

ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES,awincze@herald-leader.com

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