07/06/2007 12:00AM

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The first four finishers in Thursday’s seventh race at Thistledown were trained by a father and his three sons. Rickey Faulkner, 44, trained the winner, Travel Due Stay, while Randy Faulkner, 52, had the runner-up, Brilliant Sermon, and the 74-year old patriarch, Joe Faulkner, was third with Start Sooner, ahead of fourth-place Proud of Pyrite, trained by Rodney Faulkner, 43. . . . Louisiana Downs, citing concern for patrons, cancelled its scheduled 10-race program on Friday because of torrential rain and flash-flood warnings in the region. Plans to make up the lost day were not immediately known.