10/15/2001 11:00PM

Distaff news: Miss Linda to be supplemented

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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.