The Day at the Races
Thursday's figures: On-track attendance, 7,811; on-track betting, $594,860.20; total betting including simulcast, $5,138,026.85.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 10,289; on-track betting, $826,348; total betting including simulcast, $6,344,795.
Coming up: The Grade I, $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile is the feature of Friday's card. All seven of the entrants in this year's race will be seeking their first career Grade I win, headed by Summer Front, the 8-5 favorite on the morning line.
■ There were no stakes races on Wednesday, but the day's third race could have qualified as five of the seven runners were graded stakes winners. Stakes winner Kitten's Queen won the race, leading every point of call to beat Maid On a Mission by half a length.
■ Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, from Nicholasville, are making a play to win their 15th Keeneland meet title. The Ramseys saw their horses win three straight races Wednesday to give them four wins for the Spring Meet. Politicallycorrect started the run Wednesday in winning the second race, Kitten's Queen won the third and 3-5 favorite Night Maneuver completed the hat track by winning the fourth.
■ One day after getting How About Him, a half-brother to 2012 Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can, home to victory for trainer Larry Jones, jockey Kerwin Clark rode another regally bred winner for Jones. Clark won the day's seventh race with Fox Hill Farms' Cinnamon Spice, a 4-year-old half-sister to Grade I winner Violence.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES