10/28/2002 1:00AM



Multiple graded stakes winner Explicit will stand at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm in Lexington, Ky., beginning in 2003. Explicit (Distant View-Elegant Victress, by Sir Ivor), winner of the Grade 2 True North Breeders' Cup Handicap among other stakes, will stand for $3,000. . . . Equine Spectrum's Oct. 24 online mixed auction yielded a top price of $22,500 for a 2003 no-guarantee season to Mt. Livermore. The auction sold 11 lots for a total of $118,100, for an average price of $10,736. . . . The $33,000 filly Lunette (Crafty Prospector-Astolat, by Flying Paster) was the early session-leader Monday at the opening of Barretts Equine Limited's two-day October mixed sale in Pomona, Calif. Carlton Bell purchased the 4-year-old from Berkey Bloodstock, agent for Ridder Thoroughbred Stable. . . . The Kentucky Racing Commission denied by a 6-1 vote Monday a request for 2003 racing dates by Southern Bluegrass Racing, A proposed Quarter Horse facility in southeastern Kentucky. The commission also approved 2003 dates for state tracks, with no substantive changes from past years.