Thursday's figures: On-track attendance, 9,598; on-track betting, $604,187; total betting including simulcast, $4,624,734.36.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 12,188; on-track betting, $829,790; total betting including simulcast, $6,214,566.
Coming up: An overflow field of 16 was entered for Friday's $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up going 51/2 furlongs on the turf. Graded stakes winner Ageless enters off a third-place finish in the Grade II Presque Isle Masters on Sept. 8, while stakes winner Free as a Bird puts her four-race win streak on the line.
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■ Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Coalport took the lead on the far turn and cruised to a 13/4-length victory over Bad Debt in the featured $66,000 Flaxman Holdings Purse on Thursday.
Trained by Mike Maker and ridden by Rosie Napravnik, Coalport covered the 11⁄8 miles on a firm turf course in 1:47.94.
The win was the second victory on the day for Napravnik, who on Thursday was celebrating her third wedding anniversary to trainer Joe Sharp. In honor of the happy couple, Ken Ramsey greeted Napravnik with a bouquet of roses as she returned to the winner's circle aboard Coalport.
■ Sharp, who recently went out on his own after working as an assistant to Mike Maker, also saddled his first Keeneland starter Thursday, leading over Mariano Intheninth for the Ramseys in the day's third race for 2-year-old maidens. Mariano Intheninth finished fourth in the field of six with Napravnik in the irons.
■ Trainer Graham Motion, reported that Rainha Da Bateria, winner of Wednesday's Grade III JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes, came out of the race in good order and is slated to go on to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 31. Rainha Da Bateria will represent the first Breeders' Cup starter for Three Chimneys Farm since it entered into a partnership with the Torrealba family back in 2012.
■ Three Chimneys had another impressive winner on Thursday's card as Lady Zuzu, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Optimizer, took the nightcap going 1 mile on the turf. The 2-year-old daughter of Dynaformer, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, was still full of run following her 61/4-length win, running off with jockey Juan Saez as he tried to head to the winner's circle and making it about halfway down the backstretch going the wrong way before Saez finally got her pulled up with the aid of an outrider.
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