09/19/2002 11:00PM

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Duckhorn, the 6-5 morning-line favorite in Saturday's Maryland Million Classic at Pimlico, was scratched from the race on Friday morning because of an injury to his right front hoof, according to his trainer, Patrick Byrne. With Duckhorn's scratch, Marciano, the winner of the Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico last year, 4-1 before Duckhorn's scratch, was installed as the 2-1 favorite. . . . Jockey Don Pettinger picked up career win number 3,000 Thursday night at Remington Park in Oklahoma City when he won the second race with Notable Oki ($7.60). Pettinger, 40, won career victory number 2,000 at Remington in 1994. . . . Through Thursday's 10th session of Keeneland's 12-day September yearling sale, the last for which figures were complete, the auction had sold 2,551 lots for $207,090,700, down 17 percent from last year at that point; the average price of $81,180 was down 23 percent, and the median was down 1 percent to $37,000. . . . Saratoga paid out a record amount in average daily purses at its 36-day meet that ended Sept. 2. The $615,711 paid this year was nearly 3 percent more that the $598,769 paid in 2001.