The Day at the Races
Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 11,921; on-track betting, $890,728.40; total betting including simulcast, $8,231,714.63.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 11,253; on-track betting, $860,355 ; total betting including simulcast, $7,067,290.
Coming up: A field of 11 horses headlined by Grade I winner Pool Play are set to go to post in the Grade II Elkhorn Stakes going 11/2-miles on the turf on Friday's closing day of the Spring Meet.
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■ Trainer Mike Maker won three races and increased his spring meet total to 22 wins. That mark equals D. Wayne Lukas for the all-time record wins by a trainer during a Keeneland meet. Maker's victories were with horses owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who also have 22 wins this meet.
■ Ken Ramsey was absent from Keeneland Thursday as his wife Sarah Ramsey was taken to UK Medical Center earlier in the day with an unspecified issue.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES