Keeneland

The Day at the Races: Two fatal breakdowns Saturday at Keeneland

Saturday's figures: On-track attendance, 15,984; on-track betting, $1,266,082.10; total betting including simulcast, $13,434,106.52.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 25,070; on-track betting, $1,793,764; total betting including simulcast, $13,853,088.

Coming up: The Grade I, $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster features a showdown between the last two Kentucky Oaks winners. Champion Untapable, winner of the 2014 Oaks, tries to halt a three-race losing skid while Lovely Maria, winner of the Grade I Ashland Stakes at Keeneland in April, seeks her first victory since taking this year's Oaks.

Final furlong

■ Keeneland's Saturday card was marred by two fatal breakdowns in the day's stakes races. Shore Runner was euthanized after suffering a catastrophic fracture in the stretch of the Woodford Stakes going 51/2 furlongs on the main track and multiple graded stakes winner Skyring suffered a fatal compound fracture while racing down the backstretch during the Grade I Shadwell Turf Mile.

■ Jockey Kendrick Carmouche, who was aboard Shore Runner when the 5-year-old gelding broke down, was transported to UK Hospital for X-rays and evaluation after complaining of chest pains, but was awake and alert. Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan, who was aboard Speechify, who tumbled over the fallen Shore Runner but escaped without serious injury, took off the rest of his mounts on the card due to left ankle pain.

■ Doug O'Neill trainee Gomo was reported to be in good order Saturday the morning after her win in the Grade I Darley Alcibiades at Keeneland. "She looks fine this morning," assistant Jack Sisterson said of Gomo, a 23/4-length winner over a sloppy track. "We thought she would run well, but when they win like that, you don't expect it. From Day One, we thought going two turns on dirt would be her game and she got a chance to prove it yesterday." Gomo, who earned a spot in the starting gate for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Oct. 31, will remain at Keeneland until the race and will be joined Sunday by a trio of stablemates running at Belmont Park today.

■ James McIngvale's Runhappy, winner of Friday's Grade III Phoenix Stakes, was back at trainer Maria Borell's barn at The Thoroughbred Center on Saturday morning as his connections savored his triumph. "He came out of the race well," said Borell, who had just three previous starts at Keeneland before winning the Phoenix. "He's dragging us around this morning walking in the shedrow."

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