10/15/2001 11:00PM

Distaff news: Miss Linda to be supplemented


Miss Linda, who won her third straight race in Keeneland's Spinster Stakes, is expected to be the most expensive of this year's supplements to the Breeders' Cup at a cost of $400,000.

Because neither she nor her sire was nominated to the Breeders' Cup, her owners were required to pay 20 percent of the Distaff's $2 million purse.

Owned by Ackerley Brothers Farm and trained by John Kimmel, Miss Linda took the $500,000 Spinster by 2 1/4 lengths at 21-1 odds.

Monday was the deadline to pre-enter a race, or to put up supplemental nomination fees. The pre-entered fields in all eight Breeders' Cup races, all of which are Grade 1 events, are scheduled to be announced Wednesday at Belmont Park. Final entries, and the draw for post positions, will be held one week later, on Oct. 24.