08/15/2001 11:00PM

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Canterbury Downs has reported net income of $133,050 for the second quarter that ended June 30, and net income of $856,670 for the first six months of 2001, compared with losses of $251,888 for the second quarter of last year and $74,121 for the first six months of 2000. Randy Sampson, president of Canter-bury, attributes the increases to improved business both at the Canterbury Card Parlor and on the track's live racing. . . . Fair Grounds has expanded its online account wagering service, Fair Grounds Net Bet, with the Web address www.FGNetBet.com, to include subscribers in England and New Zealand. . . . Padua Stables near Ocala, Fla., has announced that recently retired Exchange Rate (Danzig-Sterling Pound, by Seeking the Gold) will stand at Padua, but the farm has not set a stud fee yet. . . . Madraar (Mr. Prospector-Jood by Nijinsky II), a half-brother to champion Fantastic Light, has been purchased privately from Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum and will stand at Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farm near San Jacinto, Calif., for an undetermined fee. A 7-year-old horse, Madraar will retire after the fall racing season. . . . Ken Breitenbecker, the former manager of Bonnie Heath Farm, Warnerton Farm, and Charter Thoroughbreds in Florida, has been named stallion manager at John Sykes's Cloverleaf Farm in Reddick, Fla. . . . The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has named the recipients of its Regional Owners of the Year Awards: Mike Pegram (West), Vernon Heath (Midwest), Frank Stronach (South), and the late Ernie Samuel (East). The men will be honored at TOBA's national awards dinner at on Sept. 7 at Adena Springs Farm near Lexington, Ky.