06/28/2001 11:00PM

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Apprentice jockey Stephen Michael broke his collarbone on Thursday after being thrown from Flying Charlotte in the fifth race at Pimlico. Michael, 22, nicknamed "The Longshot Kid" for two triple-digit winners in his first 26 mounts at the track, is expected to miss six to eight weeks. . . . Jockey Mark Irving suffered a broken wrist and a concussion in a three-horse spill in the fifth race at Canterbury Park on Thursday night. . . . Dr. Jack L. Scott, a former racetrack veterinarian and Florida state vet for the detention barns at Calder, Gulfstream and Hialeah, died on June 25. He was 75. . . . This year's Claiming Crown, a six-race series of races for horses who have started at least once in the past year for claiming price from $5,000 to $25,000 to be held Aug. 4 at Canterbury Park, drew a record 314 nominations. . . . Sixteen claims were entered Thursday at Charles Town for Counter Fleet, a 9-year-old gelding who ran out of the money as the even-money favorite. Trainer David Walters won the shake for the horse, the 409th claim of the meet this year at the rack, which is averaging five claims per day. . . . A group of consignors who represent the majority of horses for sale at Keeneland's select July sale have agreed to heart scans of their yearlings to detect pericarditis.