10/30/2001 1:00AM

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A $42,000 Prized-Lady Hatchet (Naskra) filly named Lady Cara bought by Stanley Fulton from Haven Bloodstock, agent, topped Monday's opening session of the Barretts October mixed sale in Pomona, Calif. The session sold 180 lots for $887,900, down 15 percent from last year, when 189 sold, and the first-session average price dropped 11 percent to $4,933, while the median held virtually level at $3,250. . . . Smoke Glacken, champion sprinter of 1997 and sire of Grade 3 winner Smok'n Frolic, will have a higher stud fee in 2002. Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., which stands the syndicated stallion, announced Tuesday that his fee will be raised to $15,000, up from $10,000. . . . The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will solicit proposals from tracks to host the proposed "Great State Challenge," an event for top representatives from state breeding programs, the NTRA said Tuesday. The NTRA hopes to select a 2002 venue and date at its next board meeting on Dec. 9. . . . The Arkansas State Racing Commission has appointed Johnnie Johnson as the steward representing the state of Arkansas for the 2002 season at Oaklawn Park. Johnson has been an association steward at Oaklawn since 1994.