03/03/2003 1:00AM

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Jim and Tonic, whose eight group victories in France, Hong Kong, and Dubai included the 1999 Hong Kong Cup and the 2001 Dubai Duty Free, has been retired at the age of 9, his trainer, Francois Doumen, announced Monday. Jim and Tonic, who will reside at his birthplace at Haras d'Ecouves in Normandy, won 13 times in 39 career starts for earnings of $4,969,262. . . . Jockey Randall Meier broke his right shoulder when his mount, Demon Like, fell after Monday's first race at Hawthorne. Demon Like, who bled through Lasix and fell as Meier was attempting to pull him up, was not seriously injured. . . . Turfway Park canceled its Sunday card after the third race and Beulah Park canceled its eight-race Sunday program, both because of unsafe track conditions caused by inclement weather. Turfway also canceled its Monday card after three races, and Suffolk Downs canceled after two races because of extreme cold and winds. . . . The Ontario Racing Commission has expanded its rules prohibiting possession and use of Erythropoietin (EPO) to include Oxyglobin and Hemopure. A commission release stated that both newly banned drugs increase oxygen delivery to tissues and therefore have the potential to improve performance.