The Day at the Races: Centre Court to attempt repeat in Keeneland's Jenny Wiley

April 9, 2014 

The Day at the Races

Wednesday's figures: On-track attendance, 7,889; on-track betting, $597,172.80; total betting including simulcast, $6,103,777.40.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 9,359; on-track betting, $630,174; total betting including simulcast, $6,195,608.

Coming up: There are no stakes races on Thursday's nine-race card. Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Derby Kitten, winner of the 2011 Grade III Coolmore Lexington Stakes and entrant in that year's Kentucky Derby, is in the day's sixth race going 11⁄16 miles on the Polytrack.

Final furlong

■ Centre Court drew the outside post No. 10 as she attempts to join Intercontinental (2004-2005) as repeat winners in the Grade I, $300,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes on Saturday. Trained by Rusty Arnold, Centre Court returned to the races after a nearly seven-month layoff to win the Grade II Honey Fox at Gulfstream Park on March 15.

■ In the race preceding the Jenny Wiley, four-time Grade I runner-up Judy the Beauty heads a field of nine fillies and mares for the 13th running of the Grade I, $300,000 Madison at 7 furlongs on the main track.

■ Gettem Up Girl spoiled the season debut for stakes winner Purely Hot when she rallied three-wide in late stretch to win the day's fifth race going 6 furlongs on the main Polytrack.

ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service