The Day at the Races
Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 18,873; on-track betting, $1,189,791.60; total betting including simulcast, $6,679,220.53.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 13,826; on-track betting, $942,839; total betting including simulcast, $5,538,376.
Coming up: There is no stakes racing on Wednesday, but the Grade III Appalachian Stakes has a full field of 12 set for Thursday. Winter Memories, who won her first two starts last year and closed 2010 with a runner-up finish as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, is expected to be among the favorites for the 1-mile test on the turf.
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■ Trainer Chad Brown reported Sunday morning that Silver Timber, second-choice favorite in Saturday's Grade III Shakertown, was OK after being pulled up at the end of the race and vanned off the turf course. "He has a puncture wound on his hind leg," Brown said. "Somehow, on the turn, he must have got kicked by another horse or something. I don't know if that's what (jockey Julien Leparoux) felt, but Julien said, in the lane, he just didn't feel comfortable. So he was a little cautious with him and just pulled him up and got off him. Luckily, I think he's OK."
■ Leparoux, who came into Sunday second in the Keeneland jockey standings with eight wins, had four winners on the card to take a 12-11 lead over Alan Garcia heading into this week.
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