The Day at the Races
Thursday's figures: On-track attendance, 10,891; on-track betting, $763,090.50; total betting including simulcast, $5,371,681.77.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 9,598; on-track betting, $604,187; total betting including simulcast, $4,624,734.
Coming up: A well-matched field of nine fillies and mares are set to go to post in the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes going 51/2 furlongs on the turf. Lady Shipman, the 7-5 morning-line choice, comes in with a four-race win streak all against stakes company while Ageless is making her first start since taking the Grade III Royal North Stakes at Woodbine on July 26.
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■ Jockeys Chris Landeros and Joe Rocco Jr. each booted home two winners Thursday. Rocco won the fourth race aboard For Goodness Sake and came back to take the fifth race with 21-1 shot Princess Princess. Landeros swept the nightcap, getting Quality Bird home in race No. 8 before prevailing aboard 12-1 shot Sierra Victor in the ninth and final race.
■ Riley Mott, assistant to his father, Bill, reported that Larkin Armstrong's Harmonize was good the morning after she charged late to win Wednesday's Grade III Jessamine Stakes by a neck. "You have to think (Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies)," said Mott, referring to the Scat Daddy filly's possible next start. "We'll see how she does the next few days, but so far she's come out of the race well. It's obviously the next thought."
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES