Kentucky Derby

The Day at the Races: Trainer McPeek gets 200th Keeneland win

Lexington Herald-Leader

Friday's figures: On-track attendance, 19,237; on-track betting, $1,198,006.20; total betting including simulcast, $6,909,551.40.

This day last year: On-track attendance, 18,184; on-track betting, $1,319,458; total betting including simulcast, $6,684,755.

Coming up: Bar of Gold, trained by John Kimmel, is the 5-2 favorite for the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run, a Grade 2 stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Last times out, Bar of Gold ran second to Cavorting in both the Test Stakes and the Progress Stakes at Saratoga. Bar of Gold did win a pair of allowance optional claiming races at Aqueduct in the spring. Miss Ella, who won the Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland in the spring, is also in the field of 11.

Final furlong

■ Trainer Ken McPeek recorded his 200th win at Keeneland when Miss Cobblestone took the third race, an allowance, on Friday. Miss Cobblestone just happens to be owned by McPeek's Magdalena Racing. It was McPeek's fifth win of the Fall Meet. He is fourth all-time among Keeneland's winning trainers, trailing D. Wayne Lukas, Bill Mott and Rusty Arnold.

■ Ramsey Farms won both the second and fourth races Friday, bringing the win total this meet to four for Ken and Sarah Ramsey. Borseggiatore won the second race. Ground Force won the fourth. The Ramseys trail only John Oxley, who has five winners, at the top of the owner leader board. The Ramseys have owned 192 winners at Keeneland.

Coco's Wildcat, trained by Kathleen O'Connell, won Friday's feature race, the Dell Ridge, a $60,000 allowance for fillies and mares 3 years old and up. Owned by Gilbert G. Campbell, Coco's Wildcat passed Melaleuca in the late stretch to win the 51/2-furlong race on the turf. O'Connell trains Lady Shipman, who is expected to run in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland on Oct. 31.

JOHN CLAY

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