10/31/2002 12:00AM

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Elusive City has been stripped of his July 30 victory in the Group 2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood. Trained by Gerard Butler, the 2-year-old tested positive for Omeprazole, a banned substance used for the treatment of stomach ulcers, and has also been disqualified from his July 17 maiden score at Lingfield for the same reason. . . . Jason Oliver, brother of leading Australian rider Damien Oliver, died Tuesday after a fall in a Monday juvenile trial race in Perth. Oliver, 33, was aboard Savage Cabbage when the horse broke a foreleg crossing the finish line at the back of the pack, falling on Oliver and causing severe head injuries. . . . The Nebraska State Racing Commission on Wednesday gave approval for 103 days of live racing in the state for 2003. Fonner Park will hold 38 days of racing from February through May, followed by State Fair Park in Lincoln for 34 days from May through July, four days at Horsemen's Park in July, one day at Atokad Downs on July 19, and 26 days at Columbus Races from July through September. . . . The Tattersalls sale company in Newmarket, England, rang up a host of records at its autumn horses-in-training sale, which ended Oct. 31. Led by $409,500 stakes winner Masani, the auction sold 743 lots in four sessions for a record gross of $19,732,167, a record average price of $26,557, and a record median of $16,380. . . . Cole Norman broke his own record for trainer victories in a season at Louisiana Downs on Thursday. Norman won his 109th race at the meet with Louis Arthur ($4) in the first. . . . Jose Santos and Victor Espinoza will represent the United States in the 16th World Super Jockeys Championship at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. They will be joined in the four-race series by Michael Kinane, Kieren Fallon, Olivier Peslier, Damien Oliver and Lance O'Sullivan, along with six Japanese riders, among them Yutaka Take and Masayoshi Ebina. . . . The Greyhound Night of Stars on Saturday night will have a $75,000 guaranteed pick six wager and rolling pick threes on the entire card, wagers not usually offered on dog races. The simulcast program will feature 15 races from 15 different tracks, with first post at 7:30 Eastern.