Kentucky Downs Concludes Record Meet

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.