Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 6,838; on-track betting, $550,240.20; total betting including simulcast, $4,614,554.28.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 8,327; on-track betting, $740,805; total betting including simulcast, $4,940,967.
Coming up: Thursday's feature race is the Grade III Sycamore Stakes. Also, sentimental favorite Brass Hat will be paraded at the track. The retired 10-year-old gelding, who earned $2,173,5661, won Keeneland's 2010 Sycamore Stakes. Plans call for Brass Hat to follow the horses that are racing in Keeneland's seventh race to the saddling paddock and remain in one of the stalls while the racehorses move on. Following the trophy presentation for the race, Brass Hat will be paraded around the walking ring, where owner Fred Bradley will pose with him.
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■ Newsdad, a graded stakes placed son of Arch, established a track record for 11/4-miles on the main track at Keeneland Wednesday when he won the seventh race in 2:00.61. Owned by James Karp and trained by Bill Mott, Newsdad broke the previous mark of 2:02.95 set by Helicopter on October 11, 2009.
■ Glen Hill Farm's Customer Base and Julien Leparoux, the Fall Meet's leading jockey, teamed up to win the featured $52,000 Courthouse Purse for 2-year-old fillies. Because of a steady rain all day, Keeneland moved the two scheduled turf races to the main track, and the Courthouse, originally carded for a mile on turf, was run at 11⁄16 miles. Customer Base, a daughter of Lemon Drop Kid, was the even-money favorite. She took the lead inside the eighth pole and won by 1½ lengths over Dream Pegasus.
■ Ask the Moon worked at Keeneland Wednesday morning in preparation for her next start in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic on November 4 at Churchill Downs. She breezed four furlongs in :48. Ask the Moon was claimed for $75,000 in June at Belmont Park and later won the Grade I Ruffian Invitational and Personal Ensign Invitational at Saratoga.