03/05/2008 1:00AM

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A 5-year-old Red Ransom gelding named Red Duster brought about $61,264 Wednesday to top the Emirates Racing Association's horses in training sale in Dubai. The single session sold 55 horses for a gross of about $553,014, resulting in an average price of approximately $10,054. . . . Walmac Farm, which stands first-year stallion Ecclesiastic, a son of Pulpit, at Reigle Heir Farm in Grantville, Pa., will reimburse breeders who ship their mares to visit him. Ecclesiastic stands for $5,000, or $4,000 for registered Pennsylvania-breds, and Walmac will offer a stud-fee discount of up to $1,500 to cover round-trip mare shipping fees.