Keeneland

Keeneland's Day at the Races

Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 16,927; on-track betting, $1,201,125.50; total betting including simulcast, $7,767,773.73 .

This day last year: On-track attendance, 11,440 ; on-track betting, $863,231; total betting including simulcast, $7,238,904.

Coming up: Live racing resumes with a nine-race card on Wednesday. Stakes racing picks up on Thursday with 9-year-old multiple graded stakes winner Rahystrada slated face eight others in the Grade III, $100,000 Sycamore Stakes going 11/2-miles on the turf.

Final furlong

■ Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Dumplings was reported to be in good form following her victory in Saturday's Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup. Shipping plans to California for her expected run in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf have not been finalized, according to trainer Mike Maker. Trainer Barclay Tagg was happy with the performance of Caroline Thomas, who closed fast to finish third, but added she would head to Gulfstream Park for the winter rather than the Breeders' Cup. Runner-up Alterite was to return to New York on Sunday.

■ Pablo Del Monte continued a family tradition of Keeneland success Sunday when the Giant's Causeway colt won the day's eighth race going 61/2 furlongs on the main track, his second victory in as many career starts. Owned and trained by Wesley Ward, Pablo Del Monte is out of One Hot Wish, who posted a world record time of :48.87 for 41/2 furlongs in her career racing debut at Keeneland in April 2007.

■ Sunday's turnout combined with 22,807 fans on Friday and 32,717 patrons on Saturday resulted in a fall weekend attendance record of 72,451. Saturday's crowd marked a single-day attendance record for the fall meet and the seventh-highest single-day attendance ever.

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