The Day at the Races: Trainer gets first Keeneland stakes win

April 19, 2014 

  • The Day at the Races

Saturday's figures: On-track attendance, 34,933; on-track betting, $1,800,741.40; total betting including simulcast, $13,597,243.13.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 32,325; on-track betting, $1,904,476; total betting including simulcast, $15,640,308.

Coming up: There is no live racing on Easter Sunday. Racing returns with an eight-race card on Wednesday.

Final furlong

■ Ageless rallied down the middle of the firm turf course to overtake Free as a Bird in deep stretch to register a three-quarter length victory in Saturday's $100,000 Giant's Causeway Stakes, giving trainer Arnaud Delacour his first Keeneland stakes victory.

Ageless completed the 5½ furlongs in 1:03.18.

■ Rosalind, dead-heat winner with Room Service of the Grade I Central Bank Ashland Stakes on April 5, worked 5 furlongs in :58.80 in company with War Dancer after the morning renovation break at Keeneland on Saturday for trainer Ken McPeek.

With Danny Ramsey up, Rosalind posted fractions of :11.60, :22.60, :34 and galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:12.40 as she preps for an expected start in the Kentucky Oaks.

ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES

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