Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 6,935; on-track betting, $615,684; total betting including simulcast, $4,647,924.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 9,018; on-track betting, $807,821; total betting including simulcast, $5,454,759.
Coming up: There are no stakes races Friday. The Keeneland fall meet concludes Saturday with a 10-race card featuring the Grade II Fayette Stakes. Stately Victor, winner of the Grade I Blue Grass Stakes this April, headlines the 10-horse field for the 11⁄8-mile Fayette over the main track.
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■ Wild Mia took the lead in the backstretch and maintained her advantage against 10 rivals to win the featured $51,000 Highclere Purse by 41/2 lengths on Thursday. The 3-year-old daughter of Wildcat Heir covered the 11⁄16 miles over a firm turf course in 1:44.32 and improved her career record to three wins in six lifetime starts.
■ When he guided Wild Mia to the win, jockey Freddie Lenclud earned his first win of Keeneland's fall meet. Lenclud was 0-for-46 heading into the day and is now 1-for-50.
■ Grade I winner Here Comes Ben worked for the final time at Keeneland in preparation for his expected start in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs. With Enrique Pacheco aboard, the 4-year-old Street Cry colt breezed a half-mile in :46.60. The move was the fastest at that distance Thursday morning.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES