The Day at the Races
Friday's figures: On-track attendance, 17,383; on-track betting, $1,669,433.40; total betting including simulcast, $10,655,137.42.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 17,383; on-track betting, $1,331,844; total betting including simulcast, $8,678,216.
■ All-sources wagering on Keeneland's 16-day meeting was a record $158,640,589, with a daily average of $9,915,037, compared to the previous record of $158,368,309 set during the 15-day 2007 spring meeting that averaged $10,557,887 per day.
■ The Spring Meeting also set an attendance record of 278,415 over 16 days, for an average 17,401 per day. This figure bests the previous record of 269,292 set at the 15-day 2012 spring meeting, as well as the previous record for a 16-day spring meeting of 243,606 set in 2008.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES