07/17/2003 11:00PM

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John Dupuy, who won riding titles in several states in the 1930's before switching over to a training career that lasted 40 years, died Thursday in New Orleans at age 86. Dupuy rode against such legendary jockeys as Eddie Arcaro, Jack Westrope, Odie Clelland, and Goggles McCoy before training in New England, Louisiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. . . . Aly's Alley, runner-up in the 1998 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, has been privately purchased by a Uruguayan breeder, Gerardo Arcos, and will stand at his new owner's farm in Uruguay, according to bloodstock agent Carlos Moore, who brokered the deal. Aly's Alley ends his career with a record of 36-6-9-3 and earnings of $902,210. . . . Wise Talk, one of the favorites for the $50,000 Claiming Crown Iron Horse on Saturday at Canterbury Park, was an early scratch by trainer Scott Lakes after being diagnosed with a knee chip following a routine gallop Thursday morning. . . . An exhibition of paintings by Henry Koehler depicting the racing world was scheduled to open Saturday the the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The show of 56 paintings will be on display through Oct. 19.