05/30/2002 11:00PM

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W.R. Smith, who began his racing career as a jockey and had been an owner, trainer, and breeder for more than a half-century, died Monday at age 75. A former president of the Florida Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association, Smith had his finest accomplishment as a trainer with Nose for Money, who won the Pelleteri, Royal Palm, and Royal Poinciana handicaps in 1973. . . . The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the nationwide recall of Miracle Leg Paint, a blister paint used to treat some lamenesses, because it contains a mercury. Consumers who possess Miracle Leg Paint should contact local waste management services for disposal instructions, and officials of Equine Miracle, manufacturer of Miracle Leg, are available to answer horsemen's questions at 936-687-2800. . . . Pat Day won five of the first seven races on the 10-race card at Churchill Downs on Friday. Day, who was scheduled to ride in just one more race Friday, also swept the last three races Thursday, giving him winners in eight of 10 races over a two-day span.