04/28/2003 11:00PM

Keeneland meet figures slip


Across-the-board figures at the 15-day spring meet that ended Friday at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky, were down marginally, including all-sources handle and ontrack handle and attendance.

Compared with 2002, when Keeneland conducted 16 days in the spring, the average daily all-sources handle of $8,097,843 was down less than 1 percent. The average ontrack handle of $1,650,581 (including imported simulcasting) was down 3 percent, and ontrack attendance of 14,137 was down less than 1 percent.

Robby Albarado won his second straight spring riding title with 17 winners. D. Wayne Lukas was the leading trainer at Keeneland for the 16th time, and G. Watts Humphrey led the owner standings with five wins.