05/04/2006 11:00PM

BC winner Folklore retired at 3

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Folklore, last year's 2-year-old champion filly, has been retired from racing because of a fractured knee, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said. "She had a knee that didn't respond. We were waiting for the thing to heal, it didn't respond," said Lukas, who trained Folklore for Bob and Beverly Lewis. "It would have been all right in a little while, but we thought it might compromise her ability. She's already a champion, so we decided to stop." Folklore, a daughter of Tiznow and Contrive, won 4 of 7 starts as a 2-year-old, including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Belmont Park. She also won the Grade 1 Matron and the Grade 2 Adirondack and was second in the Grade 1 Spinaway and listed Astoria. In her only start at 3, Folklore finished third in the Santa Ynez at Santa Anita on Jan. 16. She finished her career with earnings of $945,000.