Keeneland

The day at the races: Wise Dan to be paraded at Keeneland on Saturday

Racing fans watch the 6th race in the rain during the first day of the Fall Keeneland meet  on Friday October 1, 2015 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Racing fans watch the 6th race in the rain during the first day of the Fall Keeneland meet on Friday October 1, 2015 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff Herald-Leader

Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 11,601; on-track betting, $1,064,038.40; total betting including simulcast, $8,556,652.36.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 13,789; on-track betting, $1,366,565; total betting including simulcast, $7,530,077.

Coming up: Five graded stakes, including three Grade I contests, highlight Saturday's card at Keeneland. The Grade I, $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile features Arlington Million winner The Pizza Man, while Grade I winner Tepin will try and overcome post No. 11 in the Grade I First Lady Stakes.

Final furlong

■ Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who was retired in September after sustaining a tendon injury, will be paraded at Keeneland on Saturday afternoon. Based at Keeneland with trainer Charlie LoPresti throughout his career, Wise Dan will be paraded in the paddock and walking ring during the third race (post time 2:15 p.m. ET).

Following the winner's circle photo for the third race, Wise Dan will be led from the walking ring through the tunnel onto the main track.

The gelding will be paraded in front of the grandstand, exiting through the main gap to return to LoPresti's barn.

Meanwhile, LoPresti and his wife, Amy, will be in the winner's circle for a special presentation.

■ Conquest Stables and trainer Mark Casse got their meet off to a stellar start Friday.

The duo captured a pair of juvenile races on the card, sending out Conquest Big E to his maiden win in the third race and then capturing the fifth race with Conquest Windycity.

Alicia Wincze Hughes

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