The Day at the Races
Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 10,957; on-track betting, $896,202.10; total betting including simulcast, $6,708,138.85.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 10,152; on-track betting, $890,547; total betting including simulcast, $5,773,677.
Coming up: Keeneland's 15-day Spring Meet concludes Friday with the closing-day feature, the Grade II Elkhorn Stakes for 4-year-olds and up going 11/2 miles on the turf. Grade I winner Rahy's Attorney comes into the race seeking his second win of 2011, having captured the Grade III Pan American Stakes at Gulfstream Park on March 26.
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■ The race for Keeneland's leading-jockey title remains close heading into the final day of the Spring Meet. Julien Leparoux leads the standings with 18 wins, and Alan Garcia has 16 victories. For Leparoux, it would be the fourth spring title of his career; Garcia is competing for his first Keeneland riding title.
■ Ken McPeek is seeking his first spring trainer title to go along with honors earned in the fall of 2009 and 2010. McPeek sits atop the standings with 14 wins, two shy of Todd Pletcher's 2005 spring record of 16 wins. Ken and Sarah Ramsey dominate the owner standings with 12 wins.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES