10/08/2003 11:00PM

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Nebraska Tornado, under consideration for both the Filly and Mare Turf and the Mile, may not run in either, according to the European racing manager for Juddmonte Farms, Teddy Grimthorpe. With Juddmonte's American trainer, Bobby Frankel, running Heat Haze and Tates Creek in the Filly and Mare Turf and John Gosden preparing his British sprinter Oasis Dream for the Mile, Nebraska Tornado may be left out of Juddmonte's Breeders' Cup mix. . . . Forest Music, a first-time starter owned by Michael Gill, earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 105, the best by a 2-year-old this year, when she won Wednesday's fourth race at Laurel Park in 1:08.53 for six furlongs. Her trainer, Mark Shuman, said Gill would like to run Forest Music in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. . . . Three riders went down in a spill in Thursday's eighth race at Woodbine when Lucky at Dawn broke down on the backstretch and dumped Emile Ramsammy, who was taken away by ambulance. Todd Kabel and Jim McAleney were unseated when their mounts fell over Lucky at Dawn, who was euthanized, but both men walked away under their own power. . . . Jockey Glen Murphy fractured the tibia and fibula in his right leg when he was thrown from his mount, Let's Tour, in the ninth race Wednesday at Hawthorne. Let's Tour tripped over Murphy and fell on him but escaped serious injury herself. . . . Total handle during Pimlico Race Course's five-week fall meet fell precipitously from last year, declining 14.6 percent despite an increase of three racing cards. All-sources handle for the 23 days was $69.4 million, down from $81.3 million for last year's 20-day meet. Average daily all-sources handle plummeted 25.7 percent, from $4.1 million last year to $3 million this year.