The Day at the Races
Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 8,608; on-track betting, $708,870.90; total betting including simulcast, $5,522,577.35.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 8,944; on-track betting, $910,246; total betting including simulcast, $6,135,348.
Coming up: Stakes winner Rose Catherine, second in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, headlines a field of 12 fillies and mares set to start in Friday's $100,000 Franklin County Stakes going 51/2 furlongs on the turf.
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■ Turallure, winner of the Grade I Woodbine Mile, continued his preparations for an expected run in the Breeders' Cup Mile by working 5 furlongs on the grass in 1:01.40 on Thursday with jockey Julien Leparoux up. Turallure worked in fractions of :12.40, :25, :50 and galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:14.20 over a course rated as firm. "That was all we wanted," trainer Charlie Loprestri said.
■ Patchen Princess, a white Thoroughbred, makes her career debut Friday in the sixth race, a $50,000 maiden race for 2-year-old fillies at 6 furlongs on the main track. Patchen Princess is the fifth registered white foal out of the winning Hatchet Man mare Patchen Beauty, who also is registered as white. Two of those foals — The White Fox and Patchen Prince — also are by Pioneering, and each of them made one start at Keeneland during their careers.
■ Keeneland had its first fatal breakdown since Oct. 21, 2010 when Dance On the Moon suffered a severe fracture to his left front leg while battling for the lead in the stretch during the day's fourth race. The 4-year-old gelding son of Malibu Moon had won once in four prior starts.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES