Record $17 Million Wagered On Toyota Blue Grass Day

Wagering on Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Day program totaled an all-time Keeneland record of $17,076,993, topping the previous high for a single day by more than $2.8 million.

Saturday's mutuel handle increased 31 percent from the corresponding day in 2000 and erased the previous record of $14,202,152 set on Blue Grass Day in 1999. Win, place and show wagering on the Blue Grass totaled $1,924,646, topping Keeneland's single-race record.

Keeneland's records for betting on the Pick Three ($126,745) and Pick Four ($49,479) also were set on Saturday. The previous records were $99,738 (Saturday, April 22, 2000) and $46,288 (Saturday, April 7, 2001), respectively.

The 15-day Keeneland spring meeting continues through Friday, April 27.