The Day at the Races
Wednesday's figures: On-track attendance, 12,164; on-track betting, $839,863.40; total betting including simulcast, $6,111,362.68.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 8,122; on-track betting, $578,264; total betting including simulcast, $6,513,725.
Coming up: Group I winner Romantica makes her first start since running second in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf last November when she faces a field of 11 rivals in Thursday's Grade III Bewitch Stakes going 11/2 miles on the turf.
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■ With two days remaining in the 2014 Spring Meet, Julien Leparoux holds an 18-11 edge over Stewart Elliott in the jockey standings. Leparoux booted home one winner on Wednesday's card, getting Pink Nightie home in the nightcap.
■ A victory in Friday's closing-day Grade II Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes with War Dancer will give trainer Ken McPeek his fourth stakes win of the Spring Meet. On April 5, he sent out Rosalind for a dead-heat victory in the Grade I Central Bank Ashland. McPeek then won the Commonwealth a week later with Occasional View and the Ben Ali a week after that with Frac Daddy.
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