The Day at the Races
Thursday's figures: On-track attendance, 8,529; on-track betting, $666,291; total betting including simulcast, $4,516,924.21.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 9,109; on-track betting, $735,719; total betting including simulcast, $5,724,489.
Coming up: Rosalind, dead-heat winner of the Grade I Ashland Stakes at Keeneland last April, heads an overflow field of 16 3-year-old fillies entered for Friday's Grade III Pin Oak Valley View going 11⁄16 miles on the turf. Graded stakes winner Daring Dancer, who scratched out of last Saturday's Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup because of the soft ground, is also among the top contenders.
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■ Mark Partridge, manager of Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Ramsey Farm, confirmed Thursday that their homebred multiple Grade I winner Real Solution was being retired after bone bruising was discovered in three of his four cannon bones. The son of Kitten's Joy won the 2013 Grade I Arlington Million via disqualification and captured the Grade I Manhattan Stakes this June but had most recently finished sixth in the Grade I Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park on Sept. 27.
■ Gallagher's Stud's Inimitable Romanee, winner of last spring's Grade III Bewitch Stakes at 11/2 miles on the turf, will face 13 others on Sunday in the 23rd running of the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager for fillies and mares going the same distance on the grass. Trained by Graham Motion, Inimitable Romanee will try to join Upperline as the only mare to sweep the Bewitch and Dowager in the same year. Upperline had her sweep in 2012.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES