Saturday's figures: On-track attendance, 37,737; on-track betting, $1,662,480; total betting including simulcast, $9,881,518.10.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 34,933; on-track betting, $1,800,741; total betting including simulcast, $13,597,243.
Coming up: There are no stakes races on Sunday's nine-race card, but Java's War, winner of the 2013 Grade I Blue Grass Stakes who scratched out of Saturday's Grade II Elkhorn Stakes, is entered in Sunday's eighth race going 11⁄16 miles on the turf.
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■ Saturday's crowd ranks as the third highest in Keeneland history behind the 40,617 that turned out on April 14, 2012 and the 39,722 recorded on April 12, 2014.
■ Hootenanny, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita Park last Oct. 31, took care of business in stylish fashion in his season debut Saturday. The 3-year-old son of Quality Road sat just off the early pace before drawing clear in the stretch to win the 51/2-furlong turf test by 61/4 lengths.
■ Samantha Nicole, a full sister to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, broke her maiden in her fourth try when she won the opening race on Saturday's card going 11⁄8 miles on the main track. Owned by Stonestreet Stables, 4-year-old Samantha Nicole is by Medaglia d'Oro and out of Lotta Kim. She is trained by Kiaran McLaughlin.