11/04/2008 1:00AM

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Suffolk Downs was forced to cancel its live racing program on Monday due to an AmTote hardware issue. Monday's card has been rescheduled for Friday. . . . Valley Loot has been named horse of the meet at Pinnacle Race Course's inaugural season. The 4-year-old won 3 of 4 starts at the meet. . . . Fort Erie Race Track has submitted a request for a 78-day live racing meeting to the Ontario Racing Commission. The ORC will welcome input concerning the application until Nov. 14. . . . The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club has honored Claiborne Farm manager Gus Koch with a life membership in the club for his years of service to the Thoroughbred breeding industry. Koch was the club's president in 1987 and was elected Farm Manager of the Year in 2004. During his long career, he has managed the stud careers of such famed horses as Nijinsky II, Mr. Prospector, Secretariat, Danzig, Unbridled, and Forty Niner.