04/06/2004 11:00PM

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England's Doncaster 2-year-old sale enjoyed sharp upturns Wednesday at the first of two sessions, selling 108 of 111 lots for $3,729,533, a total which, in the local currency of guineas, was up 48 percent from last year's gross for 102 juveniles. Topped by a $173,880 Diesis-Polly's Link colt, the opening session also posted an average price of $34,533 (up 40 percent) and a median of $27,048 (up 33 percent). . . . Joe Colasacco has been named as racing secretary at Finger Lakes after serving 15 years as assistant racing secretary. A onetime jockey, Colasacco has been a racing official at Finger Lakes since 1977.