07/12/2010 12:00AM

Lou Lou Larue pays $2.10 at Lincoln


LINCOLN, Neb. - There are no official records kept, but Lou Lou Larue likely now holds the distinction of the lowest priced winner in Nebraska racing history after easily handling three rivals at 1-20 in the $19,788 Breeders' Special at Lincoln Race Course on Sunday afternoon.

Lou Lou Larue paid $2.10, the lowest payoff possible. Place and show wagering was not offered on the race.

With Damon Leeds aboard, Lou Lou Larue toyed with her Nebraska-bred 3-year-old filly rivals to hold a length advantage after a half-mile of the six-furlong race. Leeds shook the reins at her nearing the stretch and she quickly exploded to a four-length lead, then was taken under wraps around the sixteenth pole and coasted home three lengths in front. She covered the distance in a pedestrian 1:15.60 over a fast track while loping under the wire.

Blarney Babe held second with Sweet Violet another two lengths back in third. The 3-2 exacta returned $4.80.

The win was Lou Lou Larue's third of the year, all in stakes company, for the Chuck Turco-trained daughter of Blumin Affair. She moved her career mark to 5-1-0 from 7 starts. She has earned $73,207.