The Day at the Races
Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 12,188; on-track betting, $829,790; total betting including simulcast, $6,214,564.23.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 10,051; on-track betting, $810,874; total betting including simulcast, $6,670,370.
Coming up: An overflow field of 14 were entered for Friday's $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes going 51/2 furlongs on the turf. Magical Moon, second in the Grade II Beaumont Stakes at Keene-land in April, drew the rail against older fillies while 5-to-2 morning line choice Silverette breaks from post No. 7.
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■ Cheyenne Stables' Doc Almon overhauled Tell All You Know in deep stretch en route to a half-length victory in Thursday's $60,000 feature race going 61/2 furlongs on the main track. Coming off nearly an eight-month layoff, Doc Almon won for the third time in seven career starts. Trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Miguel Mena, Doc Almon covered the distance in 1:16.50.
■ Jockey James Graham closed out Thursday's card with back-to-back upset wins, taking the day's eighth race aboard 33-to-1 shot Janis's Joy and then booting home 8-to-1 shot Fawaarek in the ninth race.
■ Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten Kaboodle, winner of Wednesday's Grade III JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes, was reported to be in good shape Thursday morning. "This filly is coming along really well," said Baldo Hernandez, assistant to trainer Chad Brown.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES