Kentucky Downs Concludes Record Meet
Updated: Friday, October 1, 2004 9:03 PM
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:58 PM
The short meet at Kentucky Downs concluded Tuesday with the Franklin, Ky. track posting records for total on-track and total handle.
With 44 races contested at the all-turf track, Kentucky Downs had total on-track wagering of $457,182 and overall handle of $12,067,052. Both figures are records and are well above the $373,718 wagering on-track and $9,823,729 total bet last year when only 36 races were run.
Rafael Bejarano won a record 12 races from 35 mounts to take the jockeys' honors, followed by B. J. Hernandez, with four wins.
Three trainers--Elliott Walden, Eric Reed, and Merrill Scherer--tied for the lead with three wins each.
A total of $1,367,000 in purses were paid out during the meet.
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