04/20/2008 11:00PM

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Regular and open nominations for the 10th annual Claiming Crown close Friday. The seven-race $600,000 Claiming Crown series will be run Aug. 2 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. More information is available at claimingcrown.com. . . . Stampede Park, which halted its card after five races on Friday and canceled its Saturday and Sunday cards because of severe winter-like weather, called off Wednesday's card following a Monday morning meeting between track management, the local Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, and Horse Racing Alberta, which governs the sport in the province. A double draw for the scheduled Friday and Saturday programs is to be conducted on Wednesday morning.