Thursday’s figures: On-track attendance, 10,054; on-track betting, $775,941.70; total betting including simulcast, $5,730,852.05.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 10,891; on-track betting, $932,852 ; total betting including simulcast, $5,541,443.
Coming up: Stuart Janney’s Fair Point and Jack Swain’s Miss Ella, the 1-2 finishers from Saratoga’s Smart N Fancy Stakes on Aug. 28, headline a field of 12 slated to go to post in the Grade III Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes for fillies and mares going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf.
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▪ Jockey Chris Landeros booted home two winners on Thursday’s card, including one that may be an omen for long-suffering Cubs fans. Mr Cub, a 2-year-old son of Artie Schiller, rallied home at odds of 21-to-1 to capture the ninth and final race on the day, for 2-year-olds going 1 1/16 -miles on the turf. Mr Cub was making his second career start after finishing ninth in his career debut at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 15. The Cubs recently defeated the San Francisco Giants to advance to the NLCS in their quest for their first World Series title since 1908.
▪ Trainer Mark Casse said that La Coronel was in good order Thursday morning after her impressive victory in the Grade III Jessamine Stakes. “She’s real good. I was really impressed by her,” Casse said of the daughter of Colonel John, who is headed to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 4.