02/02/2008 12:00AM

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Trainer Michael Stidham registered the 1,000th win of his career Friday night at Sam Houston Race Park when Exoteric ($4) won a $20,000 maiden claiming route by four lengths. . . . The hearing of an appeal contesting the Oaklawn stewards' decision to disqualify Rated Fiesty from first to third in the $50,000 Dixie Belle on Jan. 26 has been delayed until the Feb. 16 meeting of the Arkansas Racing Commission after the panel granted Larry Honeycutt, an attorney representing Rated Fiesty's owner, Bill Heiligbrodt, a continuance. Jockey Luis Quinonez, who rode Rated Fiesty, will have his appeal of a three-day suspension heard at the same meeting.