04/23/2002 11:00PM

Upset winner in Elkhorn

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Kim Loves Bucky, ridden by Jorge Chavez, forged to the lead at the top of the stretch and went on to a 12-1 upset Wednesday in the $150,000, Grade 3 Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

Bred, owned, and trained by John Glenney, Kim Loves Bucky finished two lengths ahead of Rochester in the Elkhorn, a 1 1/2-mile turf race for older horses. Cetewayo, the 8-5 favorite, was another three-quarters of a length back in third in a field of 10.

Kim Loves Bucky, always within striking distance of a slow pace set by Craigsteel, returned $26.80 with his fourth victory from 16 lifetime starts. The Elkhorn was the first career stakes triumph for Kim Loves Bucky, a 5-year-old Green Dancer gelding.

Leaders edge away

The leaders atop the jockey and trainer standings gave themselves some breathing room Wednesday, third-to-last day of the 16-day Keeneland meet.

Robby Albarado rode two winners, giving him a six-victory margin over Pat Day. And the only starter of the card for D. Wayne Lukas, Table Limit, reported home an easy winner in the fourth race, giving Lukas a three-win margin over Elliott Walden and Mark Frostad.