Keeneland

Keeneland: The day at the races

Friday's figures: On-track attendance, 17,826; on-track betting, $1,278,467.50; total betting including simulcast, $6,658,952.10.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 10,993; on-track betting, $1,052,376; total betting including simulcast, $8,024,372.

Coming up: Multiple graded stakes winner Departing, second last time out to Cigar Street in the Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs on Sept. 27, is the 5-to-2 morning line favorite in a field of eight entered for the Grade II, $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes going 11⁄8 miles on the main track.

Final furlong

■ Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who have won 13 leading owner titles at Keeneland, locked up their 14th boutique crown Thursday. Looking Cool won the fourth race and High Wire Kitten took the eighth to give them eight victories through 15 days of the 17-day Fall Meet. Maggi Moss, three victories behind the Ramseys, had no runners entered the final two days. The Ramseys, who won a Fall Meet-record 17 races in 2013, have won four fall titles outright and shared three other.

■ Bernard Schaffer's Henny Jenney and Zayat Stables' Courageous Julie hit the finish line together and wound up in a dead heat in the $65,000 Shawnee Purse for 3-year-old fillies. Courageous Julie, ridden by Paco Lopez, had taken the lead leaving the far turn but was caught in the final stride by Henny Jenney and Corey Lanerie. The time for the 7 furlongs was 1:23.83 over a fast track.

■ Friday's card was marred with the second ambulance run of the meet when the 2-year-old colt Shoe Joe was pulled up and vanned off in the day's second race and had to be euthanized because of a left front ankle fracture, trainer Michael Stidham said. Shoe Jo, a son of U S Ranger, was making his third career start for owners Marissa and Steven Stidham.

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