Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 22,807; on-track betting, $1,441,822.90; total betting including simulcast, $8,853,183.31.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 19,052; on-track betting, $1,289,127; total betting including simulcast, $9,012,500.
Coming up: Nine 3-year-old fillies including Grade I winner Alterite and multiple graded stakes winner Kitten's Dumplings are slated to go to post in Saturday's Grade I, $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes.
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■ Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux tipped Queen's Award out five-wide into the stretch and got his 30-to-1 long shot mount up in the final strides to win the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes by half a length over defending race winner Madame Giry.
■ UK fans seeking for piece of hope as Kentucky football faces Alabama Saturday will want to note the results of Keeneland's eighth race Friday. Jorts, a Johar gelding named for former UK basketball player Josh Harrellson, held off a late run from Fight the Tide to break his maiden first time out.
■ Friday's attendance figure of 22,807 set a Fall meet record for a Friday at Keeneland. The previous mark was 22,052 set on Oct. 10, 2008.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES