Keeneland

Keeneland: The day at the races

Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 19,371; on-track betting, $1,227,537.60; total betting including simulcast, $8,902,336.92.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 18,873; on-track betting, $1,189,792; total betting including simulcast, $6,679,221.

Coming up: There is no stakes race on Wednesday. On Thursday, Grade III winners Somali Lemonade and Dayatthespa headline a field of nine 3-year-old fillies for the Grade III, $100,000 Appalachian at a mile on the turf.

Final furlong

■ Gypsy Robin, who was foaled three years ago Sunday, romped to a three-length victory in the Grade II, $150,000 Beaumont. Ridden by Jeffrey Sanchez, Gypsy Robin broke on top in the field of six, led the field through fractions of :24.15 and :49.10, then cruised home in 1:28.46 over the Beard Course of 7 furlongs, 184 feet to give Sanchez his first Keeneland stakes victory.

■ Jockey Matthew Straight was transported to UK Chandler Hospital after being thrown when his mount, Maid On a Mission, a 107-to-1 longshot, fell over the inside rail on the turf course during the stretch of Keeneland's fifth race Sunday. "He was awake and responsive when he was taken from here complaining of left shoulder pain," said Dr. Barry Schumer, Keeneland's medical director.

Maid On a Mission was leading coming into the stretch of the 11⁄16-mile turf race when the bay filly swerved in midstretch and flipped over the railing. Straight, whose twin brother Michael was paralyzed from the waist down when he was thrown from his mount during a race at Arlington Park in August 2009, tumbled to the turf course and was taken off the track on a stretcher.

State veterinarian Dr. Bryce Peckham reported that Maid On a Mission suffered very minor injuries.

ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES

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