Saturday's figures: On-track attendance, 20,273; on-track betting, $1,420,682.80; total betting including simulcast, $9,986,592.93.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 29,419; on-track betting, $1,929,838; total betting including simulcast, $11,244,983.
Coming up: Keeneland is closed Sunday in observation of Easter. Live racing resumes Wednesday with a nine-race card. There are two more graded stakes during the final week of the Spring Meet, the Grade III Grey Goose Bewitch for older fillies and mares going 11/2 miles on the turf on Thursday and the Grade II Elkhorn Stakes for older horses also going 11/2 miles on the turf on Friday.
■ Odds-on favorite Exhi, winner of the 2010 Coolmore Lexington Stakes, picked up his second graded-stakes score at Keeneland when he never trailed in defeating Dean's Kitten by 13/4 lengths in the Grade III, $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Exhi led the field of five through fractions of :25.17, :49.25 en route to covering the 11⁄8 miles in 1:48.14.
■ Lilacs and Lace, winner of the Grade I Ashland Stakes, breezed 5 furlongs in company on Saturday with stablemate Tag V Eye in :59 in her second-to-last breeze before the Kentucky Oaks. "She looked awesome, fantastic," trainer John Terranova said. "She's in great shape, and I think she's continuing to move forward since the Ashland, so perfect timing going into the Oaks. Hopefully she just stays good the next couple weeks and we'll go over there in good shape."
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