07/14/2006 12:00AM

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Prairie Meadows canceled the final nine races on opening night of its 36-day mixed meeting on Thursday because of unsafe track conditions caused by a deluge of rain that hit area about 10 minutes before first post. The first race was run without incident over a track listed as sloppy, and racing was scheduled to resume Friday evening. . . . Pellegrino, a candidate for next Sunday's Northern Dancer at Woodbine, breezed six furlongs in 1:16.20 between the track's first and second races Friday.