Saturday's figures: On-track attendance, 27,688; on-track betting, $1,742,104.70; total betting including simulcast, $12,217,814.29.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 32,564; on-track betting, $1,549,192; total betting including simulcast, $13,828,014.
Coming up: There are no stakes races on Sunday's 9-race card or Wednesday's 8-race card. Wednesday's fifth race does feature stakes winner Purely Hot, fourth in the Grade II Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland last October, making her seasonal bow against 11 others.
■ Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Bobby's Kitten went through his final serious paces in advance of next week's Grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, breezing five furlongs in 1:00 1⁄5 over the Polytrack at Keeneland Saturday.
With trainer Chad Brown watching from the grandstand, Bobby's Kitten worked solo under Marino Garcia, finishing up well in hand as he attempts to secure a place in the Kentucky Derby with a victory next Saturday. "We've been working on getting that horse to relax and he's doing real well," Brown said. "We've been working him by himself and it looked like he was real comfortable with the rider the whole way. Hopefully he's ready to go for (the Blue Grass Stakes)."
■ It hasn't taken long for dual-classic winning jockey Stewart Elliott to master Keeneland in his first meet at the track. Elliott, best known as the rider of 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Smarty Jones, won three races on Saturday's card to give him four wins through the first two days.
■ In a salty 11⁄8-mile allowance test that featured two other Grade I winners, it was Grade I hero Boisterous who prevailed in the fifth race on the day, edging out stakes winner Tricky Hat.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES