Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 27,712; on-track betting, $1,745,997.10; total betting including simulcast, $11,576,690.47.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 23,659; on-track betting, $1,625,855; total betting including simulcast, $9,123,324.
Coming up: There are no stakes races Sunday and Wednesday but a total of 19 horses were nominated to Thursday's running of the Grade III Sycamore Stakes. Among those considered likely for the race are Bold Hawk and Sanagas, the third- and fourth-place finishers, respectively, in last month's Grade II Bowling Green Handicap at Belmont Park.
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■ Julien Leparoux extended his lead as the meet's leading jockey thus far, riding two more winners Saturday to bring his total to 12 through seven days into the meet. Leparoux took off all his mounts Wednesday to get treatment on his right hand that was injured in a spill during the Bourbon Stakes last Sunday.
■ George Michaels' favored Luke of York overcame a slow start, rallying in deep stretch to edge Voodoo Daddy by a nose in the $125,000 Keeneland 75th Anniversary Stakes for 2-year-olds. Luke of York is undefeated in two starts.
■ Jockey Gabriel Saez was sent to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for precautionary evaluation after being thrown from his mount during a spill in the day's 10th and final race. Saez was aboard the 2-year-old filly Irish Exchange when she appeared to clip heels with Coup when that one came in in front of her. Irish Exchange fell and was temporarily stuck under the rail but, after being freed by outriders, walked off appearing to have no major injuries. Saez was awake and alert but was complaining of hip and shoulder pain. Coup was disqualified from second to tenth.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES