RACING NOTES : Lukas Again Pays Top Dollar at the Keeneland Yearling Sale

From Associated Press

Trainer bid $535,000 for a roan daughter of Caro on Tuesday, the third consecutive day he has paid top price in Keeneland's September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Ky.

The filly, by Explodent out of the stakes-placed mare Made in America, was sold by Kentucky Lt. Gov. Brereton Jones, who acted as agent.

Another daughter of Caro, Winning Colors, was trained by Lukas and won the 1988 Kentucky Derby.

The price matched the highest of the sale, which Lukas bid Sunday for a bay colt by Deputy Minister.

Keeneland sold 311 head on Tuesday for $13,276,900, an average of $42,691 per sale. During the same session last year, Keeneland sold 310 head for $13,466,900, an average of $43,442.

My Wild Irish Rose trotted the fastest mile by any 2-year-old filly this year on a half-mile track in capturing the fourth race at Freehold Raceway in 2:01 1/5 Tuesday in Freehold, N.J.

The previous fastest mile on a half-mile track was the 2:03 turned by Sherbie's Lady at Saratoga Raceway in New York on Aug. 29.

Hero's Hurrah caught the pace-setting favorite Ba Ba Bamba past the quarter pole and drew out to a 1 1/2-length victory in the feature race at the Meadowlands on Tuesday night in East Rutherford, N.J.

Driven by Chris DeCarlo, Hero's Hurrah finished the six furlongs in 1:11 2/5 and notched her second win of the season in seven starts.

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