The Day at the Races
Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 20,741; on-track betting, $1,328,095.40; total betting including simulcast, $7,834,854.20.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 18,325; on-track betting, $1,143,467; total betting including simulcast, $9,780,766.
Coming up: Live racing returns to Keeneland with an eight-race card on Wednesday.Villandry, sixth in the Grade II Fayette Stakes last October, is in the featured eighth race.
■ Somali Lemonade, winner of the 2011 Grade III Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland, prevailed over the track's turf course once more when she won Sunday's ninth race going one mile. Sunday's victory was the first for the 5-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid since she won the Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap at Parx last July.
■ Grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes winner Dance With Fate was in good order Sunday morning. Trainer Peter Eurton said via text that the colt would return to California as scheduled on Monday but that a decision on returning to Kentucky for the Kentucky Derby on May 3 would not be made for a week.
■ Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten Kaboodle and Regis Racing's Zinzay, the 1-2 finishers in last fall's Grade III Jessamine, headline a field of a dozen 3-year-old fillies entered Sunday for Thursday's 26th running of the Grade III, $100,000 Appalachian at a mile on the turf.
The victory in the Jessamine is the lone win for Kitten Kaboodle, who is trained by Chad Brown. Kitten Kaboodle will break from post position seven and be ridden by John Velazquez.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES