Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 18,417; on-track betting, $1,580,014.20; total betting including simulcast, $9,843,108.98.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 19,026; on-track betting, $1,582,582; total betting including simulcast, $8,614,928.
Coming up: Five graded stakes including three Grade I contests are on tap for Saturday's card. Multiple Grade I winner Groupie Doll leads the field in the Grade II Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes while fellow Grade I winners Wise Dan and Data Link headline a stout field for the Grade I, $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile.
■ A pair of bombs came through in the day's sixth race, a 61/2-furlong test for 2-year-old fillies, as 38-to-1 shot Silver Strike nosed out 25-to-1 shot Flashy Gray in the first outing for both.
■ Jockey Julien Leparoux confirmed Saturday that he will be joining the Southern California jockey colony on a regular basis following the conclusion on the Keeneland meet on April 27. Agent Joe Ferrer will represent Leparoux in also will continue as agent for current Southern California leader Rafael Bejarano.
Alicia Wincze Hughes